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Alberta Politics: Tory sale of government air fleet was a terrible business decision, executed incompetently

PHOTOS: Not this Beechcraft King Air, maybe, but three a lot like it are now plying the friendly skies of North Dakota, which is a great deal for their new owner thanks to the generous former government of Alberta. Below: The unsold Alberta Government Dash 8, and former Conservative Alberta premiers Alison Redford and Jim . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Tory sale of government air fleet was a terrible business decision, executed incompetently

Alberta Diary: Summit call for ATB Financial privatization sets stage for rural Alberta banking battle

The Alberta Treasury Branch agency brings rural financial services to Czar, Alberta. You’ve got to know offices like this are doomed if ATB Financial is privatized. Below: William Aberhart in 1937, the year before he founded Alberta Treasury Branches; banker George Gosbee, in his role as Doogie Howser, CEO.

Assuming at least some . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Summit call for ATB Financial privatization sets stage for rural Alberta banking battle

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Edmonton Mayor takes swipes at NDP, Wildrose over Katz arena funding.

Tweet“Danielle Smith will probably yell and scream. Brian Mason will yell and scream. They really don’t care about the City of Edmonton, I guess, but I would hope they would be wise enough to see it’s about Edmonton.” – Mayor Stephen Mandel (December 18, 2012) Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel took swipes at NDP leader Brian . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Edmonton Mayor takes swipes at NDP, Wildrose over Katz arena funding.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: A case for finance reform: Reclusive billionaire allegedly donated $430,000 to PC Party.

Tweet“Mr. Katz declined requests for comment” was probably the least surprising sentence printed in the Globe & Mail this week as the national newspaper published reports that reclusive billionaire Daryl Katz had allegedly donated $430,000 to Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party during the recent provincial election. The maximum contribution limits allowed under elections financing laws are . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: A case for finance reform: Reclusive billionaire allegedly donated $430,000 to PC Party.

Alberta Diary: Despite plans to reopen next week, ripples from XL Foods closing may spread

Everything from ranches to feedlots to auction operations not quite like this one could be affected by a financial disaster at Nilsson Brothers Inc., the owner of XL Foods in Brooks.

With reports yesterday the XL Foods meatpacking plant in Brooks is likely to reopen in a week, media attention is bound to . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Despite plans to reopen next week, ripples from XL Foods closing may spread