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Tony Caterina
David J. Climenhaga | Edmonton city councillor Tony Caterina is a clever choice for the Tories to run against a popular NDP MLA -- but no sure thing.
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Alberta Finance Minister Robin Campbell
David J. Climenhaga | The budget chickens will eventually come home to roost, but if Alberta voters are inattentive, the clucking won't be audible until after the election.
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Ed Stelmach
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's new health-care districts, just like the old zones, are divisions of AHS. There is still direct management control from AHS in Edmonton. AHS is not going away.
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Jim Prentice's Magic Mirror
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's premier may not be a warm and fuzzy guy, but he is a highly disciplined politician. He is unlikely to make this particular mistake again.
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Susan Wright | Jim Prentice is acting like the CEO of a $40-billion enterprise and making a mockery of Alberta's democratic system in the process. Unfortunately even in CEO-mode, he's botched it.
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Stephen Mandel
David J. Climenhaga | Under "Alberta's New Management," Calgary will continue to get the gold mine while Edmonton still gets the shaft. But Edmonton's strident voice in cabinet has fallen silent.
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Stephen Mandel & Jim Prentice
David J. Climenhaga | According to what is being said in government circles, the government plans to go after another five per cent from the so-called MUSH Sector -- municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals.
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Raj Sherman
David J. Climenhaga | Only the Alberta NDP has managed a leadership transition since the 2012 provincial general election without leaving blood on the floor.
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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?
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David J. Climenhaga | The sum of Friday's and yesterday's Siamese twin press releases seems for Alberta civil servants to be "the beatings will continue until morale improves!"
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Ralph & Buff
David J. Climenhaga | Advice to Premier Jim Prentice: It's never too late to pick up the phone and call someone who has actually spent their career on the front line of the civil service, doing work.
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Steve West
David J. Climenhaga | Watch out! The fight to save public services, fair pensions for the people who deliver them, and the very idea of a public sector is far from over in Alberta.