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Prentice says 'die is cast' on controversial upgrader project

LETHBRIDGE — Tory Leader Jim Prentice said Friday there is not much he can do about a provincial government deal around bitumen upgrading described as a “multibillion dollar boondoggle” by a former Progressive Conservative finance minister. 502 more words

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Alberta PC caucus didn't understand plant would leave taxpayers on hook for $26B, former finance minister says

Most of the Progressive Conservative caucus didn’t understand Alberta taxpayers would be on the hook for $26 billion when they approved a deal to build a bitumen refinery north of Edmonton, says former PC finance minister Ted Morton. 744 more words

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Ewart: Paving a 'path to hell' with a taxpayer-backed oil refinery in Alberta

Former finance and energy minister Ted Morton thrust himself into Alberta’s election campaign Wednesday with a harsh rebuke of the politics that led to the province backing an oilsands upgrader that has taxpayers on the hook for billions as the cash-strapped government struggles with low oil prices. 701 more words

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60-second campaign rundown: Day 9

Today on the campaign trail, the Tories and Wildrosers talk government spending, the NDPs raise concerns over increased delays for ambulances, and former PC finance minister Ted Morton wades in to the campaign.

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North West Upgrader morphed into 'an economic boondoggle,' says former PC finance minister

Most of the Progressive Conservative caucus didn’t understand Alberta taxpayers would be on the hook for $26 billion when they approved a deal to build a bitumen refinery north of Edmonton, says former PC finance minister Ted Morton. 731 more words

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Prentice promises beefed-up Heritage Fund, but keeps quiet on investment plans

Tory Leader Jim Prentice touted his party’s pledge to double the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund on Friday, but gave few details on his plan to use it to bankroll economic diversification. 643 more words

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Corbella: Link Byfield was a humble man of faith and many gifts

My favourite personal anecdote about Link Byfield occurred in June 2003, just days after Alberta Report magazine folded. I called Link, who had been the influential magazine’s editor and publisher since 1985, to commiserate and ask him if he’d meet me for lunch. 628 more words

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