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daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Alberta’s new political insiders mostly come from outside Alberta

Edmonton Journal report Karen Kleiss published a story this week naming the new Chiefs of Staff hired to advise Alberta’s twelve NDP cabinet ministers and manage their offices at the Legislature. The new government has faced criticism for hiring too many staff from outside… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Alberta NDP use strange voting system to select new leader

TweetOn October 18, 2014 Alberta’s New Democratic Party will choose a replacement for retiring leader Brian Mason, who has held the position since 2004. The three candidates seeking the leadership are Edmonton-Strathcona MLA Rachel Notley, Edmonton-Calder MLA David Eggen and Edmonton-Ellerslie candidate Rod Loyola. This is the Alberta NDP’s first foray into a one-member, one-vote . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Alberta NDP use strange voting system to select new leader

Alberta Diary: Thomas Lukaszuk’s campaign jumps the shark! Did Alberta’s PC government just do the same thing?

Thomas Lukaszuk looks cool as always, despite having just jumped the shark. Actual PC leadership candidates may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below, the real Mr. Lukaszuk.

Yesterday was the day we were all supposed to be in agog at how Alberta is awash in cash again – a long-predicted lottery win . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Thomas Lukaszuk’s campaign jumps the shark! Did Alberta’s PC government just do the same thing?

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: What the Heck? Tory tied to donation controversy now head of Alberta Economic Development Authority.

TweetVia the Edmonton Journal: Conservative linked to Katz donation named chairman of the Alberta Economic Development Authority BY KAREN KLEISS, EDMONTON JOURNAL JANUARY 30, 2013 EDMONTON – Premier Alison Redford has given a provincial political appointment to a veteran Conservative insider who allegedly brokered a $430,000 donation from Oilers owner and billionaire Daryl Katz. Media . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: What the Heck? Tory tied to donation controversy now head of Alberta Economic Development Authority.

Straight Outta Edmonton: Carl Benito Throws Wife Under Bus, Figuratively Speaking

Edmonton-Milwoods MLA Carl Benito provides a bizarre explanation for paying his property taxes. His wife forgot… even though he disclosed these unpaid taxes months before he submitted his Public Disclosure Statement to Alberta’s Ethics commissioner (… . . . → Read More: Straight Outta Edmonton: Carl Benito Throws Wife Under Bus, Figuratively Speaking

Straight Outta Edmonton: Carl Benito Throws Wife Under Bus, Figuratively Speaking

Edmonton-Milwoods MLA Carl Benito provides a bizarre explanation for paying his property taxes. His wife forgot… even though he disclosed these unpaid taxes months before he submitted his Public Disclosure Statement to Alberta’s Ethics commissioner (found below).

Listen to audio of Benito’s press scrum

Benito by Karen Kleiss

Benito’s Public Disclosure Statement:

Benito

. . . → Read More: Straight Outta Edmonton: Carl Benito Throws Wife Under Bus, Figuratively Speaking