Category: Politics

  • Leadership Candidates Call on PC Alberta to Hold Public Debate

    Leadership Candidates Call on PC Alberta to Hold Public Debate

    Ric McIver and Thomas Lukaszuk, two of the candidates for PC Alberta leader and Premier, today called on the PC party to work with Alberta media outlets to coordinate or support a public debate. “Make no mistake,” said Ric. “I believe the party has been doing great work engaging members and raising awareness; however, this […]

  • Ric McIver comments on release of Auditor General’s report

    Ric McIver comments on release of Auditor General’s report

    “I want to thank the Auditor General for doing a great job with this report. I fully agree with his recommendations and believe the government needs to act on these with all possible speed. I’m pleased to hear that the government has committed to doing that. Back in January, I started cleaning out the rot […]

  • Letter from the President of PC Alberta Regarding the Auditor General’s Report

    Letter from the President of PC Alberta Regarding the Auditor General’s Report

    (Thursday) morning, I was disappointed to read the Auditor General’s Report regarding our former leader and the disrespectful use of taxpayer dollars. There are three instances in the report where PC Alberta was specifically named that I will address. First, because it is the right thing to do, we will pay back the approximately $6,500 […]

  • Statement from Minister of Justice and Solicitor General on the Auditor General’s Special Report

    Statement from Minister of Justice and Solicitor General on the Auditor General’s Special Report

    August 07, 2014 – “Today I have forwarded the Auditor General’s report to the RCMP for their review and any investigation they feel appropriate. “On Monday, August 4, 2014, I recommended to Premier Dave Hancock that this report should be forwarded to the RCMP for their review and any investigations that they consider appropriate “As […]

  • Auditor General Releases August 2014 Special Duty Report on the Expenses of the Office of Premier Redford and Alberta’s Air Transportation Services Program

    Auditor General Releases August 2014 Special Duty Report on the Expenses of the Office of Premier Redford and Alberta’s Air Transportation Services Program

    AUGUST 7, 2014—Auditor General Merwan Saher released his report on the findings of a special duty audit requested by Premier Redford in March 2014. His overall conclusions follow. Premier Redford and her office used public resources inappropriately. They consistently failed to demonstrate in the documents we examined that their travel expenses were necessary and a […]

  • Premier Hancock Responds to Auditor General’s Report on Premier’s Office Expenses and Use of Government Aircraft

    Premier Hancock Responds to Auditor General’s Report on Premier’s Office Expenses and Use of Government Aircraft

    August 07, 2014 – Premier Dave Hancock issued the following statement regarding the Auditor General’s findings of misuse of government resources by the former premier. “I’m grateful to the Auditor General for his report* and recommendations. Oversight and transparency are fundamental to the work we do as public servants. “Governments are entrusted to put the […]

  • Ric McIver comments on resignation of former Premier Redford

    Ric McIver comments on resignation of former Premier Redford

    “Today, former Premier Redford made a difficult but necessary decision. Back in January, I began cleaning out the rot at the top long before the PC leadership race began, when I took action on ending entitlements in government by cancelling the former Premier’s Sky Palace. When I announced my intention to run for PC leader […]

  • Letter from the President of the PC Party of Alberta on Redford Resignation

    Letter from the President of the PC Party of Alberta on Redford Resignation

    It is with mixed feelings the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta learns of the resignation of Alison Redford as MLA for Calgary-Elbow. Her Premiership started off with such promise, and coming out of a strong victory in 2012, Albertans were excited and engaged at the potential for our province. She showed this early in her […]

  • Seven Questions Horner Has To Answer: Smith

    Seven Questions Horner Has To Answer: Smith

    EDMONTON, AB – The Wildrose Official Opposition is calling on PC Finance Minister Doug Horner to account for the role he played in enabling Premier Alison Redford’s flagrant abuse of government aircraft. “As Finance Minister, Mr. Horner is responsible for ensuring planes in the government fleet are used prudently and in accordance with government policy,” […]

  • Turner Valley Planning By-Election

    With the resignation, from council, of Barry Williamson earlier this year there is a vacant seat at the Council table. A by-election is scheduled for September 30, 2014 with Nomination Day set as September 2, 2014. Nomination papers will be available to be picked up at the Town Office anytime now. Please check the Town […]

  • Ric McIver Releases Rural Platform

    A Ric McIver government will strengthen property rights, improve market access for Alberta products, expand rural broadband, and increase support for volunteer emergency service providers if elected as PC Alberta leader and Premier. “My rural bosses continue to tell me that there is a lack of clarity regarding their property rights.” said Ric today, outside […]

  • Harper Government Introduces Firearms Bill to Cut Red Tape

    Powassan ON – The Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) is pleased to support the Harper government’s introduction of new laws that are both fair to firearms owners and safe for all Canadians. The CSSA is committed to promoting heritage shooting activities and maintaining public safety across Canada. Our association has consulted with Public Safety Minister […]

  • John Barlow Sworn Into Parliament

  • CBC: Edmonton Designers Come Up With Own Alberta Licence Plate

    CBC: Edmonton Designers Come Up With Own Alberta Licence Plate

    Some Edmonton graphic designers took things into their own hands as controversy heats up over changes to Alberta’s license plate. [weaver_iframe src=’http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-designers-come-up-with-own-alberta-licence-plate-1.2706955′ height=600 percent=100 style=”style”]

  • RCMP Charges Senator Mike Duffy

    Media Statement Delivered by Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud, Commanding Officer of RCMP National Division – Ottawa, July 17, 2014 As Commanding Officer of the RCMP’s National Division, I have committed to keeping Canadians apprised of the results into the criminal investigation of some Senators’ expense claims. Today, I would like to inform you that the […]