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Political Writer — Calgary Herald

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

Alberta cabinet to be chopped from 20 to 12 ministers

calgaryherald.com — Rachel Notley has put the Alberta cabinet on a radical diet, slimming down the executive council from 20 ministers to just 12, including herself. The dozen ministers will be sworn in Sunday on the legislature grounds, the premier-designate told reporters Wednesday.

NDP urged to re-establish Alberta ‘electricity advantage’

calgaryherald.com — The NDP has long vowed to pull the plug on electricity deregulation, but premier-designate Rachel Notley has signalled she will review all options before taking action on the issue. Notley said late in the election campaign that her party will "take a bit of time" to study the issue before making a decision on re-regulating Canada's only fully deregulated electricity market.

Final five days: The clock ticked down on a historic Alberta election

calgaryherald.com — An upbeat crowd gathers in a historic Lethbridge fire hall in the frenzied final days of Alberta's election campaign. Brandishing orange and white Rachel Notley signs, residents in ball caps and backpacks chatter noisily as they wait patiently for the NDP leader to make her third campaign stop in their windy southeastern Alberta community.

Incoming Alberta premier Rachel Notley says the province’s oil patch will be ‘A-OK’ under her NDP government

news.nationalpost.com — EDMONTON - NDP premier designate Rachel Notley says she will immediately reassure the province's oil and gas producers and other key business leaders that there is nothing to fear from her new government.

Incoming Alberta premier Rachel Notley to tell oilpatch everything will be ‘A-Ok’

calgaryherald.com — EDMONTON - NDP premier designate Rachel Notley says she will immediately reassure the province's oil and gas producers and other key business leaders that there is nothing to fear from her new government.

Notley says her NDP government will avoid Bob Rae’s mistakes

calgaryherald.com — As premier, New Democrat Rachel Notley says there will be no "Rae Days" in Alberta. She says an Alberta NDP government will in no way resemble NDP premier Bob Rae's controversial regime in Ontario between 1990 and 1995. Asked what lesson she can take from Rae's one-term government, she retorted: "Don't be like them."

Polls now closed in Alberta election that could upend provincial politics

calgaryherald.com — After a tumultuous campaign, polls are now closed in an Alberta election that could upend provincial politics. Jim Prentice's Progressive Conservatives - first elected in 1971 and now the longest-serving government in Canadian history - are looking to win their 13th straight majority government.

Alberta goes to the polls today to decide close political contest

calgaryherald.com — Albertans head to the polls Tuesday to determine the winner in what has been one of the closest - and action-packed - election campaigns in provincial history. Several polls have shown the three main parties - the long-governing Tories, the Wildrose and the NDP - in a tight contest, an unexpected turn from when the race began according to script 28 days ago following the release of the provincial budget.

Prentice and Notley spur the electorate from capital region on final day

Early election dangers: Snap call in Ontario helped propel Bob Rae into power

calgaryherald.com — Is the Alberta election mirroring the 1990 Ontario campaign that saw the NDP win a stunning victory over a popular premier who called an early election? Former NDP Ontario premier Bob Rae says even he was surprised by the depth of Ontario voters' anger over Liberal premier David Peterson's decision three years into his mandate to call a snap election in 1990.
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May 23, 2015

Hawks make it 4-4. Do not leave your seat.

May 23, 2015

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May 23, 2015

I guess the time-out didn't work for the #Hawks. Three #Ducks goals in 37 seconds.

May 23, 2015

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