Statement from Premier Jim Prentice on gay-straight alliances in schools

Premier Jim Prentice issued the following statement: I would like to speak today about the issue of how the Alberta education system deals with gay-straight alliances in our schools. Unfortunately, this issue has, for far too long, been divisive – in my view, unnecessarily divisive. I believe the vast majority of Albertans share certain fundamental …

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Premier Jim Prentice welcomes MLAs Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan to PC caucus

Edmonton – November 24, 2014 Premier Jim Prentice today welcomed Kerry Towle, MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, and Ian Donovan, MLA for Little Bow, into the Progressive Conservative caucus. “Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan are both hard-working and dedicated conservative MLAs who entered politics for the right reasons – they are passionate about improving the lives …

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Speech From The Throne

Third Session of the Twenty-Eighth Legislature Delivered by His Honour Col. (Ret’d) The Honourable Donald S. Ethell, OC OMM AOE MSC CD LLD Lieutenant Governor of Alberta My fellow Albertans, welcome to the Third Session of the 28th Alberta Legislature. It is my honour to deliver the Speech from the Throne as Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor. …

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Great Weekend in Banff

The PCAA 2014 AGM and Convention in Banff this past weekend capped off six months of rebuilding and renewal by our Party. More than 1,000 people gathered in the Rockies to celebrate our new leader, Premier Jim Prentice, our volunteers, and recent victories in four by-elections. The mood was overwhelmingly positive and happy! Collectively, we …

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In Memory of Rod Love

“Today, we have lost an icon in Alberta politics.  Rod Love was a man known to most by his political insights and his usually prominent moustache.  But to many of us from the 1980’s in Calgary, and the 1990’s and 2000’s in Alberta, he was the driver behind Ralph Klein, a mentor and a friend. …

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Prentice Government advances the schools Alberta needs now

The Prentice government announced Phase 3 of a consolidated advancement of education capital projects representing a 10-year capital build-out of new schools and school expansions. This three-phase build-out will consist of 230 capital projects, consisting of both new schools and modernizations. This work will enable Alberta to catch-up to student enrollment growth. These three phases …

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Stephen Mandel Campaign Office Launch This Sunday

Friends, As you’ve probably heard, the writ of election was issued earlier this week, which means the four provincial by-elections are officially underway. I am proud to be the PC Candidate for Edmonton-Whitemud. I am running because I believe Edmonton needs strong voices and proven leadership at the provincial decision-making table. My campaign team and …

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REALITY CHECK — The Education Plan

REALITY CHECK — EDUCATION Has Danielle Smith changed her position for political convenience? Back when Smith had free reign to write as she pleased as an editorial writer for the Calgary Herald, she was a big fan of then-Calgary Board of Education trustee Gordon Dirks.  “Although Dirks is an obvious force of change on the …

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