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Premier Don Getty while in office. Image: Government of Alberta.
David J. Climenhaga | Thirty years ago today, thanks to premier Don Getty and his Progressive Conservative government, Albertans celebrated their first Family Day statutory holiday.
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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
David J. Climenhaga | What will those Alberta politicians who insist sales-tax-raising Brad Wall of Saskatchewan is Western Canada’s “real leader” say now?
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Dave Hancock Portrait
David J. Climenhaga | When by-then-premier Jim Prentice appointed a new cabinet in the fall of 2014, Dave Hancock was out, with barely a word of thanks.
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Ray Speaker
David J. Climenhaga | Voices from the ancien regime: Jason Kenney has published a list of 50 former MLAs who support him.
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Alison Redford
David J. Climenhaga | Alison Redford may not have intended to, but she smashed the mould. Alberta politics will never be the same again. It all started five years ago today.
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Oneil Carlier
David J. Climenhaga | The examination of Alberta's Agriculture Financial Services Corporation was spurred by an anonymous tip, the government says.
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Don Getty
David J. Climenhaga | Don Getty's record as interpreted by the neoliberal propaganda machine is subject to as much mythmaking and distortion as that of Pierre Trudeau. History will judge him more kindly.
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Don Getty
David J. Climenhaga | If our Alberta NDP government wants a project that will ensure the eternal gratitude of most Albertans, it could return the August holiday to statutory status.
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Rick Orman
David J. Climenhaga | It would be foolish for NDP supporters and strategists to assume the right in Alberta will never reunite into a single party.
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Rob Merrifield
David J. Climenhaga | A graceful departure would have benefitted former Alberta trade representative Rob Merrifield's reputation as well as the province he had been generously paid to serve.
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Sunset on the Oilpatch
David J. Climenhaga | Unlike other provinces that didn't share our perverse good fortune, Alberta's situation is made far worse by our government's poor planning, or complete lack of it.
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Stephen Mandel
David J. Climenhaga | Construction of a long-promised new cancer hospital for Calgary will just have to wait. Low oil prices, dontcha know?