May 3rd, 2015

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Nenshi impressed with survey results from Alberta political parties

By The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2015

CALGARY – Calgary’s mayor says he’s pleased that five of Alberta’s political parties gave detailed answers in a survey on what they would do for the city. Naheed Nenshi (NAH’-hed NEHN’-shee) says the Liberals were the only main party that didn’t come through with answers. Issues ranged from transit to infrastructure funding to flood mitigation. ... Read More »

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NDP: Rachel Notley’s plan for FCSS will reinvest funding for strong and vibrant communities

By Lethbridge Herald on April 30th, 2015

Today, Rachel Notley announced that an NDP government will reinvest in Alberta's cities and growing communities through Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), which supports after school programs for kids, child development programs, and counseling for individuals and families. "Alberta's children and families deserve the opportunity to build and strengthen their communities," said Notley. "FCSS ... Read More »

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Notley says her candidates are experienced enough to government Alberta

By The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2015

CALGARY – Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says voters shouldn’t worry about a lack of experience from her candidates if an orange wave of support carries her party into government on Tuesday. The NDP has a full slate of 87 candidates, but some are university students and only four are incumbents. Notley says her candidates ... Read More »

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Wildrose continues to tout tax platform — Brian Jean makes campaign stop in Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald on April 30th, 2015

Tijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.com“We’re the only party that won’t raise your taxes and the more Wildrose MLAs that are elected, the lower your taxes will be.”  And that’s the party’s number-one priority, along with a balanced budget, according to Wildrose leader Brian Jean, who spoke about the five priorities their party has put forward at the ... Read More »

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Alberta Party: What happened to flood mitigation?

By Lethbridge Herald on April 30th, 2015

Today, Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark slammed the PCs for not doing enough to protect our river communities and downtown Calgary. The government has only approved the Springbank Dry Dam Project. “We support the Springbank Dry Dam,” said Clark. “But it’s not enough. The Mayor says it’s not enough. The city’s experts say its not ... Read More »

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Close battle expected for Lethbridge West

By Mabell, Dave on April 30th, 2015

  Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge West election campaigns have stirred excitement in recent years. But only once, in the 44 years since its creation, has the provincial riding actually changed its party brand. On Tuesday, voters will choose to elect a Progressive Conservative candidate yet again – or... Read More »

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Alberta party leaders continue with promises, speeches as election day nears

By The Canadian Press on April 30th, 2015

EDMONTON – The last few days of the Alberta election campaign sees the leaders of the main political parties in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge. Liberal Leader David Swann says he will announce what he calls the largest post-secondary investment in Alberta’s history at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, then he heads to Calgary ... Read More »

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Wildrose: Brian Jean’s Facebook tops 10,000 likes

By Lethbridge Herald on April 29th, 2015

Brian Jean’s Facebook page topped 10,000 “likes” Tuesday, making him the most “liked” provincial leader on Facebook by far. In just one month as leader, Jean has skyrocketed to the top in Facebook engagement, passing NDP Leader Rachel Notley and significantly surpassing Jim Prentice. Jean thanked Albertans today for their support, engagement and dialogue, since ... Read More »

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Notley says some NDP candidates in Alberta election also nominated federally

By The Canadian Press on April 29th, 2015

CALGARY – The federal NDP may have to look for some new candidates in Edmonton after next Tuesday’s Alberta election. NDP Leader Rachel Notley acknowledges that some of her candidates are also nominated for the federal election expected later this year. She says they have committed to her that if they do win the provincial ... Read More »

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Wildrose offers a ring: party promises to complete road looping around Calgary

By The Canadian Press on April 29th, 2015

CALGARY – Alberta Wildrose Leader Brian Jean is promising to complete Calgary’s ring road if his party wins next Tuesday’s election. He says he would reverse a plan announced by the Progressive Conservatives in last month’s budget to delay the final leg for a decade. Jean says a Wildrose government would begin building the road’s ... Read More »

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Jim Prentice defends PC election candidate convicted of soliciting prostitute

By The Canadian Press on April 29th, 2015

CALGARY – Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says a PC election candidate convicted of soliciting a prostitute is acceptable because he owned up to what he did. Speaking on a provincewide radio talk show (CHQR-CHED), Prentice said Mike Allen took responsibility and pleaded guilty after he was caught in a sting operation while on government business ... Read More »

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