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Political Writer — Calgary Herald

Calgary Herald political writer based at the Alberta Legislature. dhenton@calgaryherald.com

Environmentalists, First Nations oppose licence to keep Swan Hills waste facility operating

calgaryherald.com — Environmentalists and First Nations say it's time to mothball the money-losing Swan Hills hazardous waste treatment plant now that its licence to operate is expiring this fall. But the local MLA and town officials say they support renewal of the plant's licence when it expires Nov.
Aug 01, 2015

Environmentalists, First Nations oppose licence to keep Swan Hills waste facility operating via @calgaryherald #ableg calgaryherald.com/news/politics/…

Aug 02, 2015

Environmentalists, First Nations oppose licence to keep Swan Hills waste facility operating calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #yyc #yeg #abpoli

Aboriginal Relations minister vows repeal of controversial consultation bill

calgaryherald.com — New Aboriginal Relations Minister Kathleen Ganley told Treaty 6 chiefs Wednesday the NDP will honour its campaign pledge to repeal a controversial consultation bill that lacked consultation. Ganley, who also serves as Justice Minister and Solicitor-General, said her government will develop a better consultation process for First Nations in the province.
Jul 29, 2015

Aboriginal Relations minister vows repeal of controversial consultation bill via @calgaryherald #ableg calgaryherald.com/news/politics/…

Jul 30, 2015

ICYMI: Aboriginal Relations minister vows repeal of controversial consultation bill calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #ableg #yeg #yyc

Electricity consultant seeks class-action lawsuit against TransAlta in wake of AUC ruling

calgaryherald.com — Commercial and industrial businesses are being invited to join a class-action lawsuit against TransAlta Corporation after the provincial regulator ruled the utility manipulated power prices. Electricity consultant David Gray said he is organizing the court action in a bid to help businesses recoup the money they lost when TransAlta shut down power plants during periods of peak demand to drive up prices during the winter of 2010-11.
Jul 28, 2015

RT @heraldenergy: Electricity consultant seeks class-action lawsuit against TransAlta in wake of AUC ruling dlvr.it/BgZ2YG pic.twitter.com/duLKj7ZDax

Jul 28, 2015

Electricity consultant seeks class-action lawsuit against TransAlta in wake of AUC ruling via @calgaryherald #ableg calgaryherald.com/news/politics/…

Jul 29, 2015

Electricity consultant seeks class-action lawsuit against TransAlta in wake of AUC ruling calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #yyc #yeg #yql #ableg

Jul 29, 2015

Consultant organizing class-action against TransAlta over plant shutdowns calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #ableg

Jul 29, 2015

RT @JamesWoodHerald: Consultant organizing class-action against TransAlta over plant shutdowns calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #ableg

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AUC finds TransAlta breached the rules in power price-fixing case

calgaryherald.com — Calgary-based TransAlta Utilities Corporation manipulated power prices and engaged in insider trading when it shut down its coal-fired power plants during peak periods nearly five years ago, according to a decision handed down by the Alberta Utilities Commission Monday. But two employees accused of insider trading were exonerated of breaching Alberta laws.
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Liability for Swan Hills hazardous waste plant clean-up keeps growing

calgaryherald.com — Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein once defended the money-losing Swan Hills hazardous waste treatment facility saying "you can't put a price on cleaning up the environment," but a new report says it will cost the province $176.2 million to clean up the plant site a decade from now.

Alberta’s debt tops $11.9B with annual debt service cost of 714M: report

calgaryherald.com — Just a decade after Ralph Klein proclaimed Alberta debt free, the province has racked up debt at a pace that could affect its triple-A credit rating, Moody's Investors Service says in its July report. The report says Alberta's debt burden could double this year from around 30 per cent of revenues to 60 per cent if the province continues to invest heavily in infrastructure.
Jul 20, 2015

Alberta's debt tops $11.9B with annual debt service cost of 714M: report via @calgaryherald #ableg calgaryherald.com/Alberta+debt+t…

Jul 20, 2015

Alberta's debt tops $11.9B with annual debt service cost of 714M: report #ableg edmontonjournal.com/touch/news/pol…

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Notley: national energy strategy 'a good start' but not licence to build pipelines

calgaryherald.com — Premier Rachel Notley calls a new national energy strategy agreed to by Canada's premiers Friday "a good start" but not a licence to build pipelines. Notley told reporters following a meeting of premiers and territorial leaders in St.
Jul 17, 2015

Notley: national energy strategy 'a good start' but not licence to build pipelines calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #ableg #yeg #yyc

Jul 17, 2015

Notley calls national energy strategy endorsed by premiers “a good start” but not a licence to build pipelines calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #ableg

Jul 17, 2015

Notley: National energy strategy 'a good start' but not licence to build pipelines via @calgaryherald #ableg calgaryherald.com/Notley+Nationa…

Bad investments still fill a chapter in Alberta’s books

calgaryherald.com — Several pages in the 2014-15 Treasury Board and Finance annual report serve as a grim reminder to government of investments gone bad and the perils of economic diversification and boom-and-bust cycles. With goals of economic diversification, rural development and preserving the jobs of Alberta workers during a plunge in the boom-and-bust cycle, the government loaned millions to prop up companies in the turbulent 1980s.

Alberta government pension plans not in peril after all: union

calgaryherald.com — Alberta public sector pension liabilities dropped by more than $400 million last year, prompting labour leaders to say that's proof the planned changes to the funds by former premier Alison Redford were never necessary. In the fall of 2013, Redford's Progressive Conservative government claimed reforms were needed to address a $7.4-billion unfunded liability in Alberta's four major public sector pension plans.

Alberta took $5-million bath on sale of much maligned aircraft fleet that may have ended Alison Redford’s career

news.nationalpost.com — Alberta taxpayers took a $5-million bath on the sale of the government aircraft fleet, according to provincial finance documents. Although PC premier Jim Prentice boasted earlier this year the sale of three of the government's four aircraft netted $6.1 million, the loss figure was revealed in a single line in the 2014-15 Treasury Board and Finance annual report.
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Aug 03, 2015

RT @WSJ: The EPA is announcing an overall 32% cut in power-plant carbon emissions by 2030 from 2005 levels. on.wsj.com/1DmVmmD

Aug 03, 2015

RT @TorontoStar: Obama administration to adopt ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse-gas pollution Monday on.thestar.com/1IFbpwq pic.twitter.com/KnL5igow6C

Aug 03, 2015

RT @TSBCanada: Have you read our latest Quarterly Review? See what we’ve been up to: ow.ly/Qllis

Aug 02, 2015

Get ready for a historic, costly and likely nasty 11-week election campaign calgaryherald.com/storyline/get-…

Aug 01, 2015

Environmentalists, First Nations oppose licence to keep Swan Hills waste facility operating via @calgaryherald #ableg calgaryherald.com/news/politics/…

Jul 31, 2015

AUC holding meeting Aug 17 to hear submissions on timing of penalty Phase of TransAlta case at 9 a.m. at the AUC’s Calgary office #ableg

Jul 31, 2015

RT @AlbertaJSG: Public Fatality Inquiry into the death of Deu Raj Puri is now posted: bit.ly/1VRt3mp

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