daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta tories holding a packed nomination week.

I have updated the list of nominated Alberta election candidates to include the following three Progressive Conservative nominees: Edmonton-Centre: Young lawyer Akash Khokhar defeated Nicole Martel to win the PC nomination. In the next election, Mr. Khokhar will face Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman, who has represented the constituency since 1997. Edmonton-Gold Bar: Past Mayoral candidate ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta election candidate update – january 2012.

With an election fast approaching, Alberta’s political parties are busy nominating candidates across the province. Here is a regional breakdown showing where candidates have been nominated and some of the recent updates. Nominated Alberta Election candidates by region (January 16, 2012) Airdrie: Former Airdrie Mayor Linda Bruce and current Alderman Kelly Hegg are seeking the Progressive ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alison redford appoints gary mar’s cabinet.

Tory MLAs gather for the traditional game musical chairs to choose the new Cabinet. Do you think Gary Mar left a draft cabinet list in the Premier’s Office when he was measuring the drapes? Because Premier Alison Redford found it. We were told to expect big changes, that many “household names” would be dropped from ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Alberta Notes: Ed Stelmach, the George Chuvalo of Canadian politics, doesn’t go down one more time

George Chuvalo, the Ed Stelmach of boxing, still on his feet while being beaten by Muhammad Ali. Below, Mr. Stelmach, Rick Orman, photo snatched from the Edmonton Journal, which won’t mind because they’re making money linking to my blog, and the forgetful Rob Renner. Ed Stelmach officially moved beyond even lame duck status yesterday. Leastways, ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner on Oilsands Environmental Monitoring

“The fact remains that there are naturally occurring substances in the water. And if we had never set foot in the region those kinds of results would still be there.” — Minister Rob Renner, September 1, 2010. “The RAMP that’s been there for a long time has done an admirable job.” — Minister Rob Renner, ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner on Oilsands Environmental Monitoring

“The fact remains that there are naturally occurring substances in the water. And if we had never set foot in the region those kinds of results would still be there.” — Minister Rob Renner, September 1, 2010. “The RAMP that’s been there for a long time has done an admirable job.” — Minister Rob Renner, ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner on Oilsands Environmental Monitoring

“The fact remains that there are naturally occurring substances in the water. And if we had never set foot in the region those kinds of results would still be there.” — Minister Rob Renner, September 1, 2010. “The RAMP that’s been there for a long time has done an admirable job.” — Minister Rob Renner, ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Questions Emerge After Alberta Environment Minister Outlines Tailings Pond Safety

I wrote to Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner two weeks ago inquiring what, if any, plan the Alberta Government had to deal with a tailings breach. Here’s what Minister Renner wrote back: Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner on Tailings Breaches in Alberta The answer is not surprising. In the letter, Renner provides few details to ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Questions Emerge After Alberta Environment Minister Outlines Tailings Pond Safety

I wrote to Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner two weeks ago inquiring what, if any, plan the Alberta Government had to deal with a tailings breach. Here’s what Minister Renner wrote back: Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner on Tailings Breaches in Alberta The answer is not surprising. In the letter, Renner provides few details to ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Questions Emerge After Alberta Environment Minister Outlines Tailings Pond Safety

I wrote to Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner two weeks ago inquiring what, if any, plan the Alberta Government had to deal with a tailings breach. Here’s what Minister Renner wrote back: Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner on Tailings Breaches in Alberta The answer is not surprising. In the letter, Renner provides few details to ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Ducks Found in Tailings Ponds Again

With news emerging that ducks landed in Suncor and Shell tailings ponds in addition to a Syncrude pond, things have gone from bad to worse for the Stelmach Government.Suffering from a self-described ‘international image problem,’ there’s no doubt the Alberta Government considered that last week’s record fine against Syncrude would quiet critics who claimed the ...