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The new players in the Alberta government

The new players in the Alberta government

Premier Jason Kenney’s top priorities of jobs, pipelines and the economy drove the composition of his new 23-member cabinet, sworn in yesterday. The Premier’s front bench includes new portfolios such as Red Tape Reduction and Natural Gas that both increase the number...
Kenney sweeps Alberta

Kenney sweeps Alberta

Alberta is blue again. The United Conservative Party led by Jason Kenney has won its first majority government. The UCP won 63 of the 87 seats in the Alberta Legislature, and over 53.8% of the popular vote, after an election filled with negative attacks and divisive...
What Matters Most to the Ford Government

What Matters Most to the Ford Government

Finance Minister Vic Fedeli delivered his government’s first budget entitled “Protecting What Matters Most” – so what matters most to the Ford government? Eliminating the deficit. The path back to balance will take five years – a wily choice that allows the government...
Alberta Election 2019: The Big Ballot Question

Alberta Election 2019: The Big Ballot Question

Political parties spend millions of dollars on research, advertising and a leader’s tour to shape how voters view each election, and the choices offered.  It’s an exercise known as “setting the ballot question.” The more success a party has in defining that question,...
Morneau’s pre-election budget targets pocketbook issues

Morneau’s pre-election budget targets pocketbook issues

Despite record low unemployment and relatively strong economic fundamentals, pocketbook issues still dominate voter concerns. The Liberal government’s pre-election budget seeks to ease these economic anxieties by addressing cost of living issues with new measures...