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New Alberta cabinet minister expects to become new mother next week

EDMONTON- One of two pregnant women promoted to cabinet by Premier Rachel Notley Tuesday will soon be taking on extra duties at home as well, possibly as early as next week. 587 more words

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Alberta government unveils program to boost province's petrochemical sector

The Alberta government is looking to boost the province’s petrochemical sector with a new program that it expects will attract up to $5 billion in investment. 432 more words

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Selinger to promise more money for roads in throne speech: reports

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government will deliver its final throne speech Monday afternoon before next April’s election.

Premier Greg Selinger hasn’t given any advance details, but CJOB News is reporting the speech will focus on more funding for Manitoba roads. 79 more words

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Albertans divided over provincial budget, but support job creation program: poll

CALGARY – A new poll suggests Albertans are divided when it comes to whether or not they support the government’s 2015 provincial budget.

The poll from Mainstreet Technologies, released on Monday, asked over 3,000 Albertans if they approve or disapprove of the new budget released last week; 43 per cent said they did not approve, 31 per cent said they did and a further 26 per cent said they weren’t sure. 262 more words

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Alberta mulling over Syrian refugee numbers

CALGARY – Alberta’s premier says the province will accept more Syrian refugees as part of the incoming federal government’s plan to bring in 25,000 by the end of the year. 191 more words

Canada

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People can bitch and complain about how our NDP government “sucks ass” or that they don’t support the oil patch.. 283 more words

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Big deficit, bigger debt: Alberta goes on spending spree to spur stalled economy

Alberta will try to spend its way out of an economic downturn with a provincial budget that projects a $6.1-billion deficit, hikes sin taxes and calls for billions in new debt. 1,446 more words

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