Members of the Alberta Government plan their latest strategy to hold the unionized civil service’s approximately 44,000 feet to the fire in negotiations. Actual government officials may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: William Aberhart.
Bargaining with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees at an impasse again, so the government of Premier Alison Redford has had the bright idea of breaking its own labour laws in desperate hopes of pressurizing AUPE members to push their union into agreeing to the latest employer offer.
This isn’t really the way labour relations are supposed to work in a society of laws, but (Read more…)
Resigning from the Conservative caucus today Ft. McMurray MLA Mike Allen now sits as a independent in the legislature after being arrested in Minnesota due to being caught in a prostitution sting. According to the Edmonton Journal he approached two undercover police officers and agreed to exchange money for sexual services. He now joins Edmonton-Manning [...]
Preston Manning and his then-protégé Stephen Harper back in the day. Below: Mr. Manning as he now appears (United Church Observer photo): Alberta premier E.C. Manning, Preston Manning’s father; Mr. Harper as a Reform Party candidate.
Nowadays, folks think of Preston Manning as a benign force in Canadian politics – possibly because of his scratchy voice and grandfatherly demeanour, and partly because on a personal level he is most certainly an honourable person.
This is a dangerous misunderstanding.
It’s worth remembering that while the former Reform Party of Canada leader may not be a sinner, he is certainly no
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Former Premier Peter Lougheed surveys the troubled scene in Alberta before endorsing Alison Redford. Some gods may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Lougheed and Premiers William Aberhart and E.C. Manning.
The Big Guy has spoken. And he says: “Vote for Alison Redford.”
I don’t mean God. Bigger than God … and with a way better reputation around here. Look up! Look waaaaaaay up!
I’m talking about Peter Lougheed.
Peter Lougheed, the first Progressive Conservative premier of Alberta, who started it all 41 years ago, has entered the fray, coming down from Mount Olympus in Calgary
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