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Stephen Mandel, at right, when he was health minister in 2014, with premier Jim Prentice, who appointed him before he was elected. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David 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.
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Departing Alberta Party leader Stephen Mandel. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Stephen Mandel did something no one else could, briefly getting the Alberta Party onto the radar with the province's voters.
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Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
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.
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Stephen Mandel (Photo: David J. Climenhaga)
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."
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Image: Facebook/Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing unification talks are proceeding behind closed doors in Alberta. Where is the promised grassroots process? Nowhere to be seen.
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Sarah Hoffman
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.
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Vickie Kaminski
David 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.
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Sarah Hoffman
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.
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Gary Mar
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!
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Sarah Hoffman
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.
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Sarah Hoffman
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.
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Danielle Smith
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.