Category: Politics

  • Trade with Europe easier than trade within Canada

    Premiers urged to strengthen inter-provincial trade, support TFWP, reject pension taxes at meeting this week Toronto/Calgary, August 25, 2014 – With Canada recently opening up international markets with historic trade agreements, it is time to drop trade barriers between our own provinces. As Canada’s premiers come together in Charlottetown this week, the Canadian Federation of […]

  • Response to call for Michener investigation

    Response to call for Michener investigation

    Naresh Bhardwaj, Associate Minister for Persons with Disabilities, issued the following statement (August 21st) in response to calls for an investigation into the deaths of people who have transferred from the Michener Centre: “I want to express my deep condolences and extend my thoughts and prayers to the families who are grieving. “We have every […]

  • Lukaszuk Outlines Three-Point Plan for Government to Welcome New Ideas

    Lukaszuk Outlines Three-Point Plan for Government to Welcome New Ideas

    “Government should not be a place where ideas go to die,” says PC leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk. He released a three-pronged approach for government to bring new ideas forward. “Strengthening grassroots input, hearing from those outside government, and listening to front-line staff mean that ideas and information will flow. Creating a culture of open conversation […]

  • Prentice to Introduce Accountability Act and Term Limits

    Prentice to Introduce Accountability Act and Term Limits

    Edmonton – PC leadership candidate Jim Prentice committed to introducing an Accountability Act as one of his first actions if elected as leader, during a speech at his campaign headquarters this afternoon. “I have previously committed that the first Bill that my government will introduce will be a Bill to protect the property rights of […]

  • PC Leader Candidates Must Say No To New Tax Powers For Municipalities: Wilson

    CALGARY, AB – PC leadership candidates must say no to new taxation powers for municipalities being floated under the Municipal Government Act (MGA) review and immediately implement Wildrose’s 10/10 Community Infrastructure Transfer, Wildrose Municipal Affairs Critic Jeff Wilson said today. “For years, the PCs have been inconsistent, unpredictable and politically motivated in how they support […]

  • Alberta PC Leadership Race Nearing Finish Line

    Alberta PC Leadership Race Nearing Finish Line

    There are only a few weeks left in the Alberta PC leadership race. This election is using a new method of voting. It means a change from what we have been used to. This time voting will be online or by phone only. You MUST become a member in advance, and the deadline is approaching. […]

  • PC Youth Host All Candidates Debate this Thursday Live on YouTube

    PC Youth Host All Candidates Debate this Thursday Live on YouTube

    During the PC Alberta Leadership race, the Progressive Conservative Youth of Alberta will continue to ensure the voice of the youth is heard. The youth have a vested interest in the future of Alberta, and we want everyone to hear from the people who will be leading this province. The PC Youth of Alberta is […]

  • Merrifield says Prentice can get Alberta back on track

    Merrifield says Prentice can get Alberta back on track

    (Barrhead) Federal Member of Parliament Rob Merrifield announced (on Friday) that he is endorsing Jim Prentice in his bid for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta. Merrifield has represented the federal constituency of Yellowhead for fourteen years, and worked together with Prentice it Ottawa where they both sat in Harper’s Cabinet. “Speaking […]

  • Feds Dump Millions into Another Organic Boondoggle

    Feds Dump Millions into Another Organic Boondoggle

    By Mischa Popoff Gerry Ritz and Stephen Harper have fallen for the organic ruse again, hook, line and sinker. (Sean Pratt, “Feds invest in organic research” The Western Producer, Aug. 13th, 2014) A whopping three-quarters of all the organic food sold in Canada is IMPORTED from countries with lax environmental standards like China, Mexico and […]

  • Ric McIver comments on Pension reform – Bill 9 and Bill 10

    Ric McIver comments on Pension reform – Bill 9 and Bill 10

    Over the past few months, some of my bosses have said they feel mistreated when it comes to their pension. I have heard from people who originally planned to retire in the next couple of years, but fear they will now have to work several years longer just to have the same pension when they […]

  • Robocall Judge Says Conservative Staffer Sona Guilty – and He Did Not Act Alone

    Robocall Judge Says Conservative Staffer Sona Guilty – and He Did Not Act Alone

    Conservatives must come clean about their operatives and database being used in voter suppression crimes OTTAWA – Today a judge in Guelph found former Conservative operative Michael Sona guilty of election fraud but said other people were involved in the scheme – the largest electoral fraud in Canadian history. “Given the judge’s clear verdict that […]

  • Wildrose Calls for Public Inquiry into Government Spending Abuses

    CALGARY, AB – Following a damning Auditor General’s report that cast light on the rampant misuse and abuse of tax dollars in the Premier’s Office, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith is today calling for a full and broad public inquiry into government-wide spending practices to determine whether or not the same kinds of practices are taking […]

  • Lukaszuk Proposes Change To Diploma Exams, Tax Credit and Red Tape Review

    Lukaszuk Proposes Change To Diploma Exams, Tax Credit and Red Tape Review

    “The 50-50 weighting of our diploma exams doesn’t give enough credit to the hard work teachers and students do all year,” said PC leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk in an open letter to Alberta’s teachers. Rebalancing the weighting will be one of his education changes if voted in as PC leader, he pledged. Lukaszuk also recognized […]

  • Prentice will provide leadership our province needs: Menzies

    Prentice will provide leadership our province needs: Menzies

    (Claresholm) Former Member of Parliament for Macleod and long time PC supporter Ted Menzies announced at a campaign event with supporters on Monday evening that he will be supporting Jim Prentice for Leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta. Menzies worked for thirty years as a farmer, and from 2004 – 2013 represented a […]

  • Closing in on the Provincial Leadership Election

    Closing in on the Provincial Leadership Election

    Messages from the Candidates: Jim Prentice We have less than a month until the vote for the leadership of our Party. Your involvement is critical. Our province is at a crossroads. We have great opportunity ahead that can only be seized if we have the right leadership and a return to good government. Help me […]