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2012 News Coverage

December 20, 2012

Cabinet ministers will have to make tough choices, Alta finance minister warns

December 19, 2012

Alberta opposition parties want more funds for home care Wildrose’s Smith regrets conflict with Mandel

December 18, 2012

Alberta landowners lose fight against Heartland decision Warrant’s need proves issues in examiner’s’s office, says critic

December 17, 2012

Wildrose wants details on escape at psychiatry centre Time for review of escorted leaves for criminally insane: Wildrose critic

December 13, 2012

Residents saddened by loss of obstetrical services in Banff

December 12, 2012

Wildrose leader says ‘arrogant’ premier gives her ‘the death glare’ Wildrose leader Danielle Smith calls queue-jumping inquiry a waste

December 10, 2012

3-year limit on illegal donation disclosures not justified, lawyers say Power prices set to zap Albertans

December 7, 2012

Help on way for court miscues

December 6, 2012

Raucous session draws to a close Tories push election financing law through

December 5, 2012

Opposition resumes questioning Redford on tobacco litigation

December 4, 2012

Wildrose accuses Speaker of ‘making mockery of question period’ Speaker absolves Redford of misleading house as opposition storms out

December 3, 2012

The Alberta Legislature grows increasingly adversarial Delays threaten court cases Paper trail means premier must do more than deny – Calgary Herald

November 30, 2012

Redford ethics probe urged Alberta Premier Alison Redford under fire over alleged conflict of interest Premier Redford’s troubles deepen in tobacco contract row – Don Braid Latest fiasco has Premier Alison Redford’s fingers all over it – Lorne Gunter

November 29, 2012

Redford says she didn’t direct government business to ex’s-husband’s law firm falling oil prices cut into expected gains in corporate profits Premier under fire over contract Lower revenue may put Alberta $3 billion in red Tories vow to review bathing standards in care homes as outrage grows Alberta government attacked over $3B deficit Redford accused of patronage

November 28, 2012

Critics await ruling on election boss Bathing policy for elderly attacked Alberta opposition guns for ‘missing’ premier

November 27, 2012

Wildrose joins call for ban on corporate donations Wildrose Party says corporate and union money needs to stay out of political donations in Alberta wildrose party joins call for overhaul of alberta election laws Opposition charges Fjeldheim failed to act in impartial manner

November 26, 2012 looking to the future, wildrose leader pushes for more progressive approach poll shows wildrose ahead of pcs as lingering campaign results come to light Smith calls for stronger selection of candidates Party hurt from within and by others: strategist Alberta Wildrose MLA Rob Anderson ‘is my right hand man,’ said Danielle Smith Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith urges members to overhaul polices to catch up with Alberta ‘reality’ Wildrose gathers feeling upbeat Wildrose won’t abandon social conservatives, says leader Danielle Smith

November 23, 2012

Opposition questions Alberta’s premier’s credibility Premier Alison Redford continues to dodge allegations – Lorne Gunter

November 21, 2012

Wildrose calls for investigations into premier’s sister Wildrose wants premier’s sister to testify

November 20, 2012

Alberta premier’s sister used health region money to support Tories Premier Alison Redford’s sister boosted Tories with taxpayer money show privacy documents Premier Redford’s sister expensed public for Tory party events: documents (with video)

November 19, 2012

If Alberta can’t balance its budget, ‘no province can’: Wildrose MLA attacks Premier Alison Redford’s fiscal policy Premier’s London trip called ‘extravagant’ Doctors furious as health minister dictates fees

November 16, 2012

Wildrose leader to ask party to rethink policy playbook Whistleblower protection bill needs many changes, Wildrose says Tories criticized for sport school funding

November 13, 2012

Fiesty Wildrose MLA Rob Anderson has no fear of making the Alberta government mad Smith calls for vote on debt financing strategy ‘The level of incompetence on the fiscal side is stunning’: Danielle Smith says Alison Redford should call referendum on debt increase Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith lambasts Premier Alison Redford for borrowing strategy

November 9, 2012

Alberta Premier Alison Redford and opposition leader Danielle Smith sound off on transparency Calgary hospital crunch persists Lobbyist registrar asked to investigate college’s use of Tory insider

November 8, 2012

Alberta faces $14B gap Police chief slams critics of new drunk driving law Redford blasted for dodging questions

November 7, 2012

Opposition slams art college donations to the Alberta tories

November 6, 2012

Dropped charges investigation not pre-determined, Redford says Wildrose condemns Justice ‘whitewash’ Wildrose urges changes to energy regulator bill to protect landowners Opposition seeks changes to energy bill

November 5, 2012

Alberta energy bill criticized as ‘train wreck’ Calls for overhaul of Alberta justice system after sex assault case tossed Calgary lawyer weighs in on alleged prosecutor shortage Bioenergy program documentation lacking, auditor general says Speaker tells MLAS to mind their ‘moans and groans’ Credit-union fight goes public

November 2, 2012

Tories won’t zero in on real issue – Calgary Sun Katz election donation affair shows Alberta PCs in denial – Jen Gerson Alleged sexual abuse victim feels the system failed after delays caused her case to be tossed from court Opposition asks for deeper probe of Katz donations to PCs Wildrose party slams PC’s over dropped sexual assault case Wildrose critic blames prosecutor shortage for sex assault case being dropped

November 1, 2012

Tory MLAs reject ban on fees in schools Alberta Tories are not listening to parents and teachers: Wildrose Party Alberta Tories earn a failing grade for not letting teachers give zeros when students don’t hand in work – Rick Bell Ghastly times for the Tories – Graham Thomson

October 31, 2012

Feathers fly in legislature over hawk habitats Link MLA pay to budget: Smith

October 30, 2012

katz donations spark fiery exchange in the legislature wildrose wants katz off aimco board wildrose mla proposes no zero amendment to education act

October 29, 2012

Smith seeks to mirror Reform’s path Oilers owner’s donation to Tories defended Opposition questions Oilers owner $430K donation to PCs Zeros flap gets political

October 26, 2012

‘Disturbing’ Katz contribution to Alberta PCs needs to be investigated: Wildrose Plans for single Alberta energy regulator sparks critics’ concerns Political contribution limits stirring controversy

October 25, 2012

Wildrose lost spring election but won fundraising race All-party committee to review conflict-of-interest legislation

October 24, 2012

Alberta’s proposed anti-bullying laws too vague, critics say Redford, opposition square off over MLA pay during opening day of fall session

October 22, 2012

Alberta’s finances on the hit list for opposition as fall session gears up Feisty fall in store for Alberta

October 19, 2012

Ignatieff defends equalization payments in Calgary debate Vehicles take to new stretch of Highway 63 Wildrose MLAs author Highway 63 report

October 17, 2012

Alberta’s Auditor General is probing Finance Minister Doug Horner’s first quarter update

October 12, 2012

Alberta Tories unclear on balanced budget promise Alberta PCs slammed by opposition over budget promises Wildrose leader Danielle Smith releases her expenses in response to Redford controversy

October 11, 2012

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith calls for “full and complete” investigation into XL Foods AB Wildrose Leader calls for full investigation into XL Foods’ E. coli outbreak Wildrose leader Danielle Smith’s expenses available online Recall investigation urged

October 5, 2012

Olympic blitz cost Alberta nearly $1M Critics fear tories will stifle advocate

October 3, 2012

Redford charged taxpayers for law society dues No repeat of hotel room fiasco, Alberta tourism minister vows Alberta premier’s expenses include breakfasts, lunches, dinners Critics pounce on premier’s expenses

October 2, 2012

Alberta government’s attempt to save money costs taxpayers $113K Olympic-size hotel bill London travel tab tops $500K

September 28, 2012

MLA pension decision delayed for more study

September 21, 2012

Opposition cries foul as defeated MLA nets $150K government gig

September 20, 2012

Critics hit out as PC MLA travel tab soars

September 18, 2012

Meeting to shed light on Alberta electrical system

September 17, 2012

Protect property in constitution, says conference

September 14, 2012

Tributes pour in after news of death of former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed

September 7, 2012

Alberta’s expense transparency policy will do little to battle culture of entitlement, critics charge Government still keeps public in dark about certain MLA expenses

September 5, 2012

Shock over Redford travel bills

September 4, 2012

MLA: Sylvan Lake health care ‘completely unacceptable’

August 31, 2012

Wildrose MLAs challenge government on twinning

August 29, 2012

Fort Macleod Police Training College: Building Cancelled By Alberta Government Fort Macleod mayor says town now faces ‘nightmare’ after province pulls plug on police college plans

August 27, 2012

Lac La Biche dialysis patients demanding better health care

August 24, 2012

Parole for killer drunk driver prompts call for tougher sentences from Alberta MLA

August 23, 2012

Wildrose says give back transition allowance

August 21, 2012

Evan Berger’s case needs scrutiny

August 17, 2012

Defeated Tory cabinet minister Berger gets plum civil service job

August 10, 2012 Health Minister coming under fire about relationship with former AHS Chief Financial Officer Carmangay facility gets apology but no reprieve

August 9, 2012 Wildrose says Premier must fire Minister Horne Alberta opposition calls for Health Minister to quit over expenses scandal wildrose calling for health minister’s resignation over ahs expense scandal Alberta health minister should be punted over expense scandal: Opposition

July 31, 2012 Wildrose Opposition accuses Alberta of treating seniors like ‘dogs’ Carmangay fights care centre closing

July 26, 2012

Medical queue-jumping inquiry to cost $10M Health inquiry to cost $10 million Redford, two Alberta cabinet ministers heading to London Olympics Big bucks spent on Olympic trip

July 18, 2012

Smith wants better pipeline route Wildrose vows to hammer PCs this fall Wildrose party takes aim at 2016

July 16, 2012

Wildrose slams Tories over IT disaster Penalties for illegal political donations ineffective: MLA

July 13, 2012

Town protests proposed closure of Carmangay dementia care centre

July 9, 2012

Pressure on to eliminate mandatory school levies

July 5, 2012

Primary Care Networks lack accountability: Report Alberta needs better system to handle hazardous medical waste: auditor’s report Auditor faults health strategy Tories may be giving public faulty information, says AG

June 28, 2012

Alison Redford and Danielle Smith have different opinion when it comes to Alberta’s energy future

June 27, 2012

New pension scheme for MLAs delayed until fall MLA pay still a hot button issue

June 26, 2012

Opposition, critics hammer Alberta government on oil strategy

June 18, 2012

Opposition blasts internship program

June 15, 2012

Kudos to Danielle Smith for letting MLAs speak their mind

June 12, 2012

Wildrose MLA calls for transmission line hearings to halt

June 11, 2012

Deputy premier and Wildrose MLA drop gloves on Twitter Wildrose leader Smith slams gender surgery funding

June 7, 2012

Wildrose backs suspended Ross Shep teacher Alberta Health Services under fire for food quality at senior care homes

June 1, 2012

Opposition cries foul for bad Tory behaviour ‘No-meet’ committee repayments in hotseat as Alberta legislature shuts down for summer Compensation denied for funeral of murdered Vulcan senior

May 31, 2012

Wildrose leader Danielle Smith attacks premier’s attendance at Bilderberg conference Redford knocked for missing Mulcair visit Alison Redford’s constituency association received illegal donations: Wildrose

May 30, 2012

Chief electoral officer contradicts claim about illegal donor secrecy

Political donations row spurs review of transparency rules

May 29, 2012

Deficit focus of Smith’s first question in legislature Redford, Smith cross swords in legislature Smith comes out blasting Wildrose alleges Tory bullying of Chinese dancers Illegal political donations will remain secret

May 28,2012

wildrose hawk now watchdog on spending

May 25, 2012

Falling oil prices have Wildrose concerned Oil’s not well

May 23, 2012

wildrose party claiming redford slow to act on hwy 63

May 17, 2012

Wildrose slams gun registry

May 16, 2012

Edmonton mayor, Wildrose leader ‘clear the air’ Wildrose leader has first meeting with Edmonton mayor Mandel mum on details after Smith meet-and-greet Mayor mum on details, but says he and Wildrose leader have cleared the air

May 15, 2012

Wildrose floats idea of 4-point plan for legislation

May 8, 2012

Wildrose party wants more question period time, office space Smith writes to Redford for revamped question period Opposition parties push for more space Opposition parties call for more debate on their ideas

May 7, 2012

Disenchantment fuelled Wildrose Smith blasts Alberta’s oil royalties lawsuit

May 4, 2012

Judge to recount ballots Alta. Wildrose names new ag critic

May 2, 2012

Smith vows to mend fences with Mandel Wilrose unveils shadow cabinet All 17 Wildrose MLAs will be busy in Alberta’s shadow cabinet Alberta Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith takes lead on city issues Wildrose announces shadow cabinet

May 1, 2012 Wildrose: Cash to twin killer highway could come from oilptach

April 13, 2012 Analysts say Smith shines as Redford holds her ground By James Wood and Tony Seskus – Calgary Herald Wildrose comes out on top after Alberta Leaders debate By Josh Wingrove – Globe and Mail Wildrose leader ‘wins’ vanilla debate By Lorne Gunter – Calgary Sun

April 12, 2012 Southeast LRT could be built sooner under Wildrose says Nenshi By Jason Markusoff – Edmonton Journal Wildrose best shot for S.E. LRT: Nenshi By Renato Gandia – Calgary Sun Leader visit boosts Copithorne campaign in Banff-Cochrane By Larissa Barlow – The Banff Crag & Canyon

April 11, 2012 South health campus safe: Wildrose By James Wood and Kelly Cryderman – Calgary Herald Wildrose leader visits Whitecourt By Brigette Jobin – The Whitecourt Star Wildrose the new Reform? – SNN Charles Adler (VIDEO)

April 10, 2012 Smith unveils changes Wildrose would make to current government By Kelly Cryderman – Edmonton Journal Wildrose leader Danielle Smith visits Bonyville By Melissa Barr – Bonyville Nouvelle Wildrose pledges free votes, MLA pay cuts By Josh Wingrove – Globe and Mail

April 9, 2012 Wildrose warns of danger of confidence becoming complacency By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal Setting the scene for Thursday’s debate By Josh Wingrove – Globe and Mail

April 8, 2012 Wildrose promotes ‘blue-Tory’ views on small government, fiscal conservatism By Karen Kleiss – Edmonton Journal Wildrose leader fires back at premier By Kathy Mueller – Sun News

April 7, 2012 Smith accuses “liberal” Tories of fearmongering By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal Additional choice in health system needed, Smith says By Keith Gerein – Calgary Herald Wildrose pushing health plan By Kathy Mueller – Calgary Sun Danielle Smith: Trekkie? By Josh Wingrove – Globe and Mail

April 6, 2012 Wildrose promises private health care on public dime to shorten wait times By Dawn Walton – Globe and Mail Wildrose would pay for medical procedures at private clinics By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal

April 5, 2012 Wildrose steams past Tories By Darcy Henton – Calgary Herald Smith stays on message on heel of positive polls By Kathy Mueller – Sun News

April 4, 2012 Twinning Highway 63 a priority for Wildrose By Keith Gerein – Calgary Herald Wildrose donations skyrocket By Darcy Henton – Edmonton Journal Alberta Wildrose issue challenge on surplus issue – The Canadian Press Wildrose woos seniors By Kathy Mueller – Calgary Sun Wildrose bucks would benefit seniors, Smith tells seniors By Andrea Sands – Edmonton Journal

April 3, 2012 Wildrose promises to give energy surplus cheques to every Albertan By Archie Mclean and Keith Gerein – Calgary Herald Smith pledges “Ralph Bucks” style royalty rebates By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal Dividend and conquer By Rick Bell – Calgary Sun Spread the wealth around – Calgary Sun

April 2, 2012 Saskberta?  Alberta Wildrose propose Saskatchewan-Alberta merger in April fools prank By Lauren Strapageil – The Huffington Post Saskberta? It’s April fools on the Alberta election trail By Dawn Walton – Globe and Mail Wildrose leader in Fort McMurray By Today Staff – Fort McMurray Today Wildrose, Liberals and NDP show their lighters sides in April fools jokes – CTV News (VIDEO)

April 1, 2012 Danielle Smith, Wildrose Leader profile By James Wood – Calgary Herald (w/ VIDEO) Wildrose promises activities tax credit By Kathy Mueller – Edmonton Sun March 31, 2012 ‘No more nickel and diming parents to fill the gaps’ Smith vows to end school fees By Darcy Henton – Calgary Herald Meet the voters key to a Wildrose victory… By Dawn Walton and Josh Wingrove – Globe and Mail Wildrose promises to end mandatory school fees – CBC News Smith has thrown down the gauntlet in the hat By Alex McCuaig – Medicine Hat News Danielle Smith in Lethbridge – Global News (VIDEO) Eliminating school fees – CBC News (VIDEO)

March 30, 2012 Wildrose touts new child tax credit program By Darcy Henton – Calgary Herald Wildrose wouldn’t costly Oilers arena if elected, Smith says By Josh Wingrove and Dawn Walton – Globe and Mail Wildrose’s Smith unveils tax credit for Alberta families By Josh Wingrove and Dawn Walton – Globe and Mail Wildrose promises $200 tax credit for children – CBC News Wildrose says drop in polls behind Tory repayment By Renato Gandia – Edmonton Sun Instead of attack dogs, Wildrose party has ‘happy, friendly dogs’ By Dawn Walton – Globe and Mail Wildrose Party leader announces tax credit for families – CTV News (VIDEO) Heads of the class – CTV News (VIDEO)

March 29, 2012 Smith attacks Redford for wanting to change Alberta By Karen Kleiss – Edmonton Journal Alberta Wildrose leader slams Tory ‘waste’ – Edmonton Sun Talking Alberta pride By Rick Bell – Calgary Sun Ba-a-a-attle for the Alberta voter By Colby Cosh – Macleans

March 28, 2012 Wildrose leader releases financial platform – Canadian Press (via CBC News) Smith vows to boost Heritage Fund by $200B in two decades By Darcy Henton – Edmonton Journal Wildrose Party’s Smith vows to bulk up Alberta’s rainy day fund By Josh Wingrove and Dawn Walton – Globe and Mail Wildrose promise to take Alberta back to black By Renato Gandia – Edmonton Sun The Battle for Alberta – Sun News (VIDEO) Party leaders neck and neck - Global News (VIDEO)

March 27, 2012 Gary Bobrovitz speaks to WR Leader Danielle Smith – Global News Provincial parties prepared for tough fight for votes – CTV News ‘No more PC entitlement’: Wildrose Leader By Damien Wood – Sun News ‘Break from the past’: Wildrose Leader By Tanara McLean – Edmonton Sun Longtime Conservative thinks he might switch vote to Wildrose By Karen Kleiss – Edmonton Journal Party leaders hit Twitterverse By Matt Dykstra – Edmonton Sun Wildrose threat surprises everyone By Don Braid – Calgary Herald

March 26, 2012 Tarnished PC dynasty buffeted from right and left as Alberta heads to the polls By Dawn Walton – Globe and Mail AB parties on attack before election call By Jessica Murphy – Sun News Two new candidates join Senate race By Sheilla Pratt – Edmonton Journal Opposition attacks PCs over $450,000 bill over empty aircraft By Darcy Henton – Calgary Herald Game on for opposition as election call looms; Smith releases leadership donors By Katie Schneider – Edmonton Sun Alberta election fever heats up By James Wood – Calgary Herald

March 21, 2012 Fizzle before election sizzle By Rick Bell – Calgary/Edmonton Sun

March 19, 2012 Tories, Wildrose set to battle for Albertan’s votes - The Canadian Press Full slate of candidates for Wildrose By Katie Schneider – Calgary Sun

March 16, 2012 Redford MIA, opposition charges By Jackie L. Larson – Sun News Network Tax hike spurs controversy, Wildrose cries foul By Jason Markusoff – Calgary Herald

March 14, 2012 Intimidated into running for the Wildrose: Doc By Jackie L. Larson – Edmonton Sun Wildrose party on the rise: poll By Kevin Usselman – 660 News The Leader City By Thomas Millar – Lloydminster Source Wildrose vs PCs on property/power laws By Ann Harvey – Mayerthorpe Freelancer Alberta tories expect tough election fight, See Wildrose as a threat By Trish Audette – Edmonton Journal

March 13, 2012 Wildrose wants change to government pay By Jackie L. Larson – Edmonton Sun Opposition leaders attack the Alberta government on health care as election looms By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal Boutilier returns defunct commitee pay By Vincent McDermott – Fort McMurray Today

March 12, 2012 Mar should be fired: opposition By Jeff Cummings – Edmonton Sun

March 9, 2012 Wildrose leader visits Ottawa – CTV Powerplay with Don Martin Keep pipeline for Canada, says Wildrose leader By Peter O’Neil – National Post

March 7, 2012 Redford under fire for $1.3M ad campaigns By Darcy Henton – Calgary Herald Boutilier questions PCs advertising By Morgan Modjeski – Fort McMurray Today Smith energizes packed Stockade Centre By Justinia Contenti

March 6, 2012 Wildrose party looks to expose Tory corruption By Todd Kaufmann – 660 News Wildrose alleges ‘culture of corruption’ By Jackie L. Larson – Edmonton Sun Conservative MLA’s letter to school board was blatant intimidation, opposition critics says By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal

March 5, 2012 Provincial politicians to answer public health questions – Edmonton Journal Province accused of political extortion By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal

March 1, 2012 Wildrose taps into anger over Alberta’s new drunk driving law By Jesse Kline – National Post

February 29, 2012 Wildrose puts it in writing; no tax hikes, no change in energy royalty rates By James Wood – Calgary Herald Wildrose boss calls for united energy front among western provinces By Bill Kaufmann – Calgary Sun Alberta’s Wildrose party promises not to raise taxes By Kevin Usselman – 660 News Health inquiry draws fire By Jackie L. Larson – Edmonton Sun Tories’ doctor contract slammed by Libs and Wildrose – iNews880

February 27, 2012 Redford is ‘shutting out First Nations:’ Smith By Jackie L. Larson – Edmonton Sun Wildrose powerline opponent brings message to St. Albert By Ryan Tumility – St. Albert Gazette

February 24, 2012 Smith tour stops in area By Trevor Bush – The Vauxhall Advance

February 21, 2012 Wildrose coasters target drunk driving law By Dave Dormer – Calgary Sun Wildrose doing well in the fundraising department By Thomas Dias – iNews880

February 17, 2012 Wildrose leader condemns government for “divide and conquer” tactics By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal Wildrose leader says Redford dividing province By Jackie L. Larson – Edmonton Sun

February 16, 2012 Wildrose pushes anti-tax hike pledge as election looms By Rick Bell – Calgary Sun Wildrose leader makes a stop locally By Ashton Faulkner – The Anchor Weekly

February 15, 2012 Health complaints dominate at Wildrose town hall By Ann Harvey – Mayerthorpe Freelancer

February 14, 2012 Wildrose vows to create strong infrastructure funding By Kelly Cryderman – The Calgary Herald Danielle Smith pushes for change By Meaghan Baxter – Sherwood Park News Wildrose party eyes tax cash for cities By Dave Dormer – Calgary Sun

February 13, 2012 Longtime rancher wins Wildrose nomination By Dawn Smith – Rockyview Weekly Wildrose unveils debt clock By Jackie L. Larson – Edmonton Sun Danielle Smith blasts Tory ‘fantasyland’ revenue forecasts By Darcy Henton – Calgary Herald Wildrose unveils ‘deficit clock’ and alternative spending plan By Karen Kleiss – Edmonton Journal Alberta Wildrose budget would have surplus, put some projects on hold By Dean Bennett – The Candian Press

February 9, 2012 Opposition questions Tories over government trips By Matt Nodge – CTV Edmonton

February 8, 2012 Wildrose leader makes her case in Redwater By Ryan Tumility – St. Albert Gazette Tories will raise taxes By Jackie L. Larson – Sun Media

February 7, 2012 Pary ready for election By Courtney Whalen – The Western Review

February 6, 2012 Tory retreat may have broken rules: Wildrose By James Wood – Calgary Herald Wildrose stays optimistic despite Tory strength By James Wood – Calgary Herald Alberta budget key battleground for Wildrose party – The Canadian Press

February 2, 2012 Critic calls Tories $100,000 cabinet tour ‘total waste’ By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal

February 1, 2012 Wildrose vows reform of electricity rates to reduce spiking prices By Darcy Henton – Calgary Herald Wildrose party says power companies should jolt input for new power lines By Dean Bennett – The Canadian Press ‘Government can do a better job’ By Jackie Larson – Edmonton Sun Wildrose out with plan to help you save on energy By Landon Kelly – iNews 880

January 30, 2012 Snelgrove won’t let his voice be stifled By Don Braid – Calgary Herald Snelgrove resignation hints at Tory divisions after leadership race By James Wood – Calgary Herald Alberta’s election laws spark criticism over illegal donations to Conservative party By James Wood – Calgary Herald

January 27, 2012 Alberta donations scandal is a wake up call By Jesse Kline – National Post

January 26, 2012 Calgary zoo disputes Wildose claim it made “illegal” donation to Tories By Darcy Henton – Calgary Herald

January 25, 2012 Wildrose picks former Tory campaign manager By Tanara McLean – Edmonton Sun Critics slam $3M price tag for Senate election By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal

January 24, 2012 Tom Flanagan to run Wildrose election campaign in Alberta By Josh Wingrove – Globe and Mail Welcome to Alberta where politicians roam free By Josh Wingrove – Glove and Mail Tories got illegal donations from AHS company, Wildrose says By CBC News Wildrose calls on Tories to return the money By Kevin Usselman – 660 News More allegations of illegal party donations By Tanara McLean – Edmonton Sun Tories paying small political price over illegal donations By James Wood – Calgary Herald

January 23, 2012 Smith targets public sector pay and perks By Rick Bell – Calgary Sun Weak leadership from Alberta premier blames for Hughes snub By Katie Schneider – Calgary Sun Popular Smith has Wildrose poised for opposition By Tristin Hopper – National Post

January 20, 2012 Pipeline angst could harm Alberta economy say analysts By Bill Kaufmann – Calgary Sun Public sector wages sap revenues By Matt McClure – Calgary Herald Wildrose ready to leap on any weaknesses in Liepert’s budget By Don Braid – Calgary Herald Wildrose party pushes healthcare reform By Jim Kerr – iNews880

January 19, 2012 A lottery to pay for the downtown rink? By Michelle Thompson – Edmonton Sun Alta. premier responds to Keystone rejection By Tanara McLean – Edmonton Sun

January 18, 2012 Faulkner ready to take on Scott By Morgan Modjeski – Fort McMurray Today Tory ministers plan Alberta blitz before election call By Kelly Cryderman – Calgary Herald Alberta Senate contenders race against time , weather to win recognition of voters By Keith Gerein – Edmonton Journal

January 11, 2012 Wildrose claims U of L donated $15,000 to PC party – CBC News Wildrose reveals U of L donated $15k to PC party By Kelly Cryderman – Calgary Herald Dubious use of taxpayers money or the Alberta way By Don Braid – Calgary Herald U of L accused of illegal fundraising for Tories By Dave Marbell – Lethbridge Herald

January 10, 2012 Proposed Gateway pipeline gets boost By Jackie L. Larson – Edmonton Sun

January 9, 2012 Electrical power boost carries big cost for Alberta By Darcy Henton – Calgary Herald

January 6, 2012 Alberta elections officer probes Tory riding donations By Charles Rusnell – CBC News Election chief to review PC party donations By Tanara McLean – Edmonton Sun Tory constituation associations under investigation for illegal contributions By James Wood – Calgary Herald Fort McMurray man still hopes province will pay huge surgery bill By Jodie Sinnema – Edmonton Journal

January 5, 2012 PC nomination isn’t what it once was – Airdrie City View

January 3, 2012 Many new faces filling up the spots By Dave Dormer – Edmonton Sun

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