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Inside Alberta’s royalty review — The NDP government appointed members to its royalty review panel Friday and vowed it wouldn't alter energy rates until the end of 2016. Here's a look at the issue: What is it: A four-member panel will review rates charged for oil and gas produced on Crown land.

Following NDP victory, Alberta’s right considers uniting, or not — Hundreds of Alberta's top conservatives gathered under the big tent at Heritage Park during the Calgary Stampede, listening to Prime Minister Stephen Harper rally his troops while wind buffeted the outside walls. Moments earlier, former Conservative MP Brian Jean received a warm round of applause as Alberta's new Wildrose Party leader was welcomed by the crowd.

Ag minister pledges protection for farm workers — Alberta's agriculture minister vows the NDP government will move this year to protect farm workers who aren't covered by workplace safety legislation, but farm groups want to see details on the coming changes. Oneil Carlier said his ministry and other departments have been consulting with various groups about broadening provincial legislation to include farm workers under a series of workplace safety laws.
Jul 08, 2015

Alberta Ag minister pledges protection this year will finally be extended to farm workers. #ableg #yyc…

New poll finds Albertans back higher minimum wage and carbon levy — The new NDP government is getting mixed grades for a flurry of big policy moves it's made since taking power this spring, with Albertans backing a higher carbon levy and minimum wage - but almost evenly split on the pace of change.

Alberta’s Rachel Notley second-most popular premier in Canada: poll — She's only been on the job for a few weeks, but Rachel Notley is the second-most popular premier in the country, says a new poll. An Angus Reid Institute analysis of the online survey results finds 53 per cent of Albertans approve of the job the new NDP premier is doing, while 26 per cent disap...

Notley excited over Monday’s ‘historic’ throne speech — Albertans will hear a speech from the throne Monday that for the first time in more than four decades won't be penned by the Progressive Conservatives. NDP Premier Rachel Notley, said Friday she had personally reviewed the speech three times and described it as "historic."

Alberta’s energy minister not concerned by CNRL response to royalty review — Alberta's new energy minister doesn't think a decision by one of Canada's biggest petroleum producers to hold off on future investment decisions is intended to be a warning toward the NDP government over its pending royalty review. On Wednesday, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

Three days later, still tied in Calgary-Glenmore — Three days after the polls closed in Tuesday's provincial election, NDP candidate Anam Kazim still doesn't know if she won the race in Calgary-Glenmore. Neither does her Progressive Conservative rival, Linda Johnson. The two women ended up in a rare deadlock with 7,015 votes each - among more than 21,000 ballots cast - in the city's central-west end riding.

Leaders storm Calgary, warn of other parties running the province — Alberta's political leaders stormed into Calgary on Tuesday with the NDP and Wildrose leaders saying the Tory regime is crumbling, while Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice warned of the dangers of either party taking power.

60-second campaign rundown: Day 21

Apr 27, 2015

Today's Campaign in 60 seconds - pipelines, justice minister resigns & education policy battles. #abvote #yyc #ableg…

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Sep 04, 2015

RT @HeraldHeadlines: Province announces $187 million in GreenTRIP funding for Calgary, outlying communities

Sep 04, 2015

RT @mariamdena: Political staffer contracts posted online Premier's chief of staff Brian Topp earns $225K annually. #ableg #ejlive

Sep 04, 2015

Despite losing Calgary-Foothills byelection, NDP government has no plans to significantly change course.… #ableg #yyc

Sep 04, 2015

RT @cderworiz: .@SPhillipsAB confirms two parks, says there will be no more logging in the Castle, starting today. Existing oil and gas honoured. #park

Sep 04, 2015

Updated with video: Wildrose's Panda defeats NDP in Calgary-Foothills byelection, handing Notley gov its 1st loss.…

Sep 03, 2015

Alberta NDP lose their first byelection since gaining power as Wildrose make breakthrough in city.… #cdnpoli #abpoli

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