Despite Opposition demands, Alberta NDP says no to risky conservative ideological experiments in its 2017 budgetDavid J. Climenhaga | It was Budget Day in Alberta and the sense of relief in the halls of the Legislature was palpable, again.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Many Albertans, even conservatives, must feel on reading Budget 2016 secretly relieved the province doesn’t have to face a Wild Rose apocalypse just now.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier-designate Rachel Notley gave her first official news conference in the Legislature yesterday. It was a bravura performance.|
Premier's televised fan dance fails to inspire but may deliver four more years of the same old anywayDavid J. Climenhaga | There is an alternative, of course, but it lies with the only political party with seats in the Legislature that wasn't invited to the TV studio.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | A telling detail in the 2014 Alberta budget released yesterday: yet another million for the premier's office, already fat compared to the previous premier's skinnier operation.|
|Blog Kayle Hatt | It sounds like the federal government is going to try to help young people struggling to find employment. But when you look at the details in the budget, it's clear this is a measure for messaging.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Opaque, obscure and cynical? Maybe. But Alberta's Progressive Conservatives appear once again to have hugged the centre right.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | From the perspective of the Alberta Premier Alison Redford, a Throne Speech would inevitably trigger a number of inconvenient consequences.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Those of us who have lived here for a while have all seen this show before -- literally, back when it starred Ralph Klein.|