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Political Writer — Calgary Herald

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

Wildrose picks new leader Saturday as election call looms

calgaryherald.com — Wildrose members will select a new leader Saturday in a vote that could signal whether the party is positioned to maintain its official Opposition status or be relegated to a marginal player in the legislature.

Traumatic experiences helped shape Linda Osinchuk’s life view

calgaryherald.com — A couple of brushes with death told Linda Osinchuk she had to do something meaningful with her life - and she's still on that quest. After surviving a run-in with a train in northern Alberta and overcoming a life-threatening blood clot in India, the mother of four believes she is alive for a reason.

| Calgary Herald

calgaryherald.com — After years of deficits without consequences, Albertans took a $1.5-billion blow to the chin Thursday from a bad-news budget that hikes fees and taxes and introduces a new health-care levy.

Premier says drafting budget was one of the toughest challenge he has faced

calgaryherald.com — The budget Albertans will see today aims to pull the province out of a $7-billion hole with a series of short leaps - rather than a single bound - to preserve a fragile economy and protect the vulnerable, Premier Jim Prentice said Wednesday.

Sky Palace was ordered by premier’s office, legislative committee told

calgaryherald.com — The order to add a penthouse suite to the Federal Building in Edmonton came directly from the premier's office along with blueprints for the so-called Sky Palace, a legislature committee heard Tuesday.

PR firm with close ties to premier lobbies Alberta government, Wildrose charges

calgaryherald.com — A national public relations firm with close ties to the premier has been lobbying the Jim Prentice government on behalf of two clients, the Wildrose opposition charged Monday. MLA Pat Stier, the Wildrose's municipal affairs critic, said a numbered company listed in the province's lobbyist registry is actually Navigator Ltd., a consulting firm, whose principals worked on Prentice's leadership campaign and the election campaigns of other Progressive Conservative governments in the past.

Tougher law penalizing distracted motorists passes, demerits and increased fines coming to Alberta

calgaryherald.com — Drivers in Alberta caught texting behind the wheel, or grooming, programming a GPS or talking on a hand-held cellphone, will soon be hit with demerit points and bigger fines after a private member's bill unanimously passed third reading at the Alberta legislature on Monday.

Brian Jean more committed than ever after son’s death, says campaign manager

calgaryherald.com — Wildrose leadership candidate Brian Jean is more determined than ever to win the party leadership race following the death of his youngest son this week, says his campaign manager. Cam Davies said concern about the quality of health care provided Jean's son, Michael, was a motivating factor in the former member of Parliament's initial decision to get involved in provincial politics.

Premier commits to cancer centre, but says it may be a split development

calgaryherald.com — Premier Jim Prentice says he is committed to building a Calgary cancer treatment centre, but it may be located on two sites. Prentice said Thursday his government intends to move forward with the long-awaited cancer treatment hospital, but it will be up to Health Minister Stephen Mandel to determine how it will proceed.

Minister says government-run online gambling will level playing field for rural charities

calgaryherald.com — EDMONTON - Alberta is betting on online gambling to reduce the inequity between the money casinos generate for rural and urban charities, says Finance Minister Robin Campbell. Campbell told politicians at the spring convention of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties Wednesday that the provincial government plans to utilize online gambling revenue to bolster the take for rural charities.
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Mar 30, 2015

RT @PostmediaNews: Five things to know about Brian Jean, the Alberta Wildrose Party’s newly elected leader ow.ly/KXoAZ

Mar 29, 2015

In first day as Wildrose leader, Jean fires candidate over 'brown people' comment calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #ableg

Mar 29, 2015

RT @martykej: New Wildrose leader Brian Jean boots candidate Bill Jarvis over offensive comments globalnews.ca/news/1910797/n…

Mar 29, 2015

RT @PostmediaNews: Canada beats China and Sweden to move to 3-0 at world men s curling championship ow.ly/KXkXY

Mar 29, 2015

RT @nationalpost: Air Canada passengers feared for their lives: 'We slid ... and people started to scream' natpo.st/1G1fv1q pic.twitter.com/cYZHiB9lOj

Mar 29, 2015

RT @LindaOsinchuk: Thank you to all who gave me support & encouragement for the leadership race. I am 100% behind our new leader @BrianJean

Mar 29, 2015

RT @CBCNews: Quebec premier says province spends more on debt than on elementary and high schools cbc.sh/gcqN8FP

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