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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Map: Alberta cabinet ministers catch the international travel bug.

Tweet“The Redford government spent more than half a million dollars on its trip to the London Olympics earlier this year, including about $113,000 in hotel rooms that were not used…” – Edmonton Journal reporter Keith Gerein According to the Journal, the $518,280 trip sent 29 Albertans to London including Tory Premier Alison Redford, Culture Minister . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Map: Alberta cabinet ministers catch the international travel bug.

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 . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta tories holding a packed nomination week.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: rookie photos of alberta mla’s retiring in 2012.

With an election expected to be held in the next few months and a new Premier setting a new tone, many long-time and not-so-long-time Members of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly have decided that now is time to retire or look for greener pastures.

The nineteen MLAs not seeking re-election are former Premier Ed Stelmach, Ken Kowalski, . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: rookie photos of alberta mla’s retiring in 2012.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: ken kowalski chooses retirement over death in office.

Retiring Speaker Ken Kowalski

He once told Albertans that he would “die in office” rather than retire and collect his gold plated severance package, but this week Speaker Ken Kowalski opted for retirement instead of the afterlife. The long-time MLA announced yesterday in a letter to the Progressive Conservative Party that he would . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: ken kowalski chooses retirement over death in office.

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Premier Alison Redford enforces generational change in Alberta government

Alberta Speaker Ken Kowalski and other former PC ministers line up to wait for their transition allowances. Tory politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Kowalski, former Premier Ed Stelmach, Iris Evans, Lloyd Snelgrove.

Civilization as we know it in Alberta has ended.

Ken Kowalski, 66, is stepping down. The Speaker of the . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Premier Alison Redford enforces generational change in Alberta government

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta election candidate update – december 2011.

The list of candidates nominated across the province continues to grow as we get closer to an expected Spring 2012 election.

Nominated Alberta election candidates by region. December 8, 2011

The sudden burst of retirement announcements by Stelmach-era cabinet ministers has prompted a flurry of nomination activity in constituencies that could be considered Tory strongholds . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta election candidate update – december 2011.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – november 2011.

The Progressive Conservatives have opened their nomination process, leading a number of candidates to declared their interest in opposition held constituencies. This first wave out of the floodgates have allowed me to update the list of declared and nominated candidates for the next provincial election: Calgary-Buffalo: Dawna Haslam announced on her Facebook profile that she […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – november 2011.