Appointment of Stephen Mandel to health services board proves failure's no barrier to success in Kenney's AlbertaDavid J. Climenhaga | After his successful three-term run as Edmonton's mayor ended in 2013, Stephen Mandel seems to have left a trail of devastation in his attempts to return to public life.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Stephen Mandel did something no one else could, briefly getting the Alberta Party onto the radar with the province's voters.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Don't assume just because Canadian Conservatives eliminated per-vote subsidies that Jason Kenney and the UCP won't reverse course completely on the idea of a subsidy for the Alberta Party.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | A former chief of staff to prime minister Stephen Harper advises the Alberta Party, which chose former Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel as leader last night, to "campaign against oil."|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing unification talks are proceeding behind closed doors in Alberta. Where is the promised grassroots process? Nowhere to be seen.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | A year ago, Alberta's health minister told media she had seen no evidence the previous government's plan to further privatize medical lab services was in the interests of Albertans.|
Former Alberta Health Services CEO's accusations of NDP 'interference' raise more questions than they answerDavid J. Climenhaga | Vickie Kaminski told media on Dec. 1, 2015, she quit for "honestly, personal reasons." A letter sent six days earlier says something very different.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Notwithstanding constant propaganda, the NDP is more responsible with taxpayers' money than entitled Tories, who Wildrosers are anxious to merge into their party.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The faith exhibited by the government, the health minister and AHS in privatization was charming -- or insane. Thank goodness -- as well as the NDP -- we're now on a more sensible path!|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | In a bombshell move, Rachel Notley's NDP government yesterday cancelled a $3-billion, 15-year contract with a private foreign multinational to take over medical lab testing in Edmonton.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The interesting question is not whether mentholated coffin nails are a Good Thing or a Bad Thing but why Alberta's previous PC governments never did anything about it.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Austerity Party 1 and Austerity Party 2 will both do whatever they can to undermine public health care. The only safe way to protect it in 2015 is to vote NDP.|
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