10 February 2012
When a provincial budget is finally released for Albertans to look at, the political world quickly fills with partisan thunder both for and against. Albertans aren’t generally interested in the spin however, what they want to know is how the budget will impact their families and the programs and services they require. We hear one side say “this government has a spending problem” and the other say “this government has a revenue problem,” but the Alberta Party tends to believe that these parties all have a listening problem.
02 February 2012
It seems to me that our government often forgets that health and wellness is a continuum and that the work done in one area impacts the outcomes and challenges in another. So if you want to try and address the chain of cause and effect in the delivery of health services, find the weakest links and fix them first.
18 January 2012
US President Obama’s decision to turn down the Keystone XL Pipeline proposal was a disappointment to many, including the citizens ofAlberta. Pipelines are an integral part of marketing our natural resource and this decision points to problems with the overall process.
The decision is not a surprise except, perhaps to the Governments of Canada and Alberta. TransCanada Corporation even realized the route was wrong eventually and announced a different route right after the deferral announcement by the U.S. Government a few months ago.
06 January 2012
By Michael Walters
Candidate- Edmonton Rutherford and Former Alberta Party Provincial Organizer
These were the first words out of my mouth when I received the email from my friend Gerard MacLellan.
The email contained a link to the website www.renewalberta.ca which described an effort to start a new political party. It was the kind of party I had been longing for - balanced, moderate, based on imagination and common interest.
30 December 2011
I’m sure that we all remember Premier Redford’s promise to call a public inquiry into the allegations of physician intimidation and queue jumping. We waited two months for her to fulfill that promise. And on Nov 21, 2011 she did—sort of. She tabled Bill 24, the Health Quality Council of Alberta Act. Unfortunately Bill 24 just doesn’t cut it.
28 December 2011
Alberta’s health system has been the most hotly politicized government department in our provincial government for the past decade. With today’s resignation of AHS Chair Ken Hughes and rumours of his seeking the PC nomination in Calgary West this trend continues.