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Ending with a Bang (or a Whimper)?

As a journalist (though not practising these days) I know how obnoxious we can be as a profession. They teach it in journalism school.

I’m only half joking about that. 638 more words


Jim Prentice doesn't like 'piling on' of Danielle Smith

EDMONTON – Alberta’s premier says former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith was a good politician and should be thanked for her contribution to the province.

Jim Prentice is defending Smith after she lost a bid on the weekend to win the Tory nomination in her Highwood constituency for the next provincial election. 66 more words


Sources: Tories hired private eye to investigate disqualified Chestermere candidate

As controversy flared Sunday over the way the Progressive Conservatives blocked a longtime Tory activist from a nomination race, the party said Sunday that using a private investigator to vet candidates is standard practice. 533 more words


Results are in: Seven PC nominees selected Saturday

CALGARY – Seven PC nomination votes were held across the province Saturday. There’s 23 nominations but only seven ridings are available.

Members voted for their representatives in the next provincial election, providing more signs that a spring election may be in the cards. 321 more words


Airdrie mayor to run as PC, stay in office during election campaign

Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown will stay in his job while running as a Tory in the upcoming provincial election.

Brown has been acclaimed as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Airdrie riding, where MLA Rob Anderson is retiring after he switched from Wildrose to the PCs late last year, his second floor-crossing in as many terms. 154 more words

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Tory nomination battles loom, as spring election draws near

Tory nomination battles have broken out in at least four ridings and the PC executive director expects more to come as the party gears up for an almost certain spring election. 580 more words

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Health care remains key issue for Albertans, but PCs get failing grade: poll

Health care remains the No. 1 issue for voters in the province, but only a quarter of Albertans give the Tory government a passing grade for its performance on the file, according to a new Insights West poll. 348 more words

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