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Donald Ethell
David J. Climenhaga | If yesterday's Alberta throne speech shows anything, it's the need for an Opposition not made up of people who share identical ideology and policy goals to the people in power.
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Danielle Smith
David J. Climenhaga | If things look bleak this weekend for the Wildrose Party and rosy for the PCs, it would be a mistake to bet too much on either one winning the next Alberta election.
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Rick Trimp
David J. Climenhaga | Little of the saga of how Alberta Health Services chose an Australian company to build and run a privatized super-lab in Edmonton, including the latest development, makes much sense.
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Susan Wright | Why does Stephen Mandel, the newly minted Minister of Health, think it's a good idea for Alberta taxpayers to support the lifestyles of wealthy Australian businessmen?
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David J. Climenhaga | Yes, there's been a management facelift. But where the rubber hits the road? Nothing has changed.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | There are signs the progressive vote in the Oct. 27 Edmonton-Whitemud by-election -- and maybe a little more than that -- is coalescing around the NDP’s candidate, Dr. Bob Turner.
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Jim Prentice & Stephen Mandel
David J. Climenhaga | Building new continuing-care beds is exactly what got Alberta into its current health care mess. So it's hard to see how changes announced yesterday are going to make much difference.
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Dr. Paul Parks
David J. Climenhaga | I've got news for you, people: conservatives cannot fix the "Bed Blocker" problem. And that means conservatives of any stripe.
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Stephen Mandel
David J. Climenhaga | We should be thankful we’ve got a great public health-care system. Future generations won't thank us if we let the privatizers get their hands on any more of it.
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Donna Wilson
David J. Climenhaga | Once again, it could be argued, the inability of Liberals and New Democrats to agree on anything except 90 per cent of their platforms will help a Conservative into power.
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David J. Climenhaga | If he fails to announce both a date and a riding today, unelected Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's credibility will suffer mightily -- but not as mightily as if he loses the by-election!
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Bob Turner
David J. Climenhaga | Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith took care yesterday not to raise the party faithful's hopes so much a not entirely unexpected loss in Whitemud would set them on their heels.