Local News

Rona Ambrose to step down

Eleven days before Conservative Party of Canada members vote for their party’s new leader, Interim Leader and Sturgeon River-Parkland MP Rona Ambrose has announced she will resign her seat when the House rises this summer. […]

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Ambrose tables private member’s bill on sexual assault

Opposition and Interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose unveiled her plan to hold the Canadian judiciary more accountable when it comes to presiding over sexual assault trials. Ambrose’s Private Member Bill – the Judicial Accountability through Sexual Assault Law Training Act (JUST Act) was tabled Thursday morning to hold the Canadian judiciary responsible for the ongoing training of its judges on the application of law in sexual assault trials. […]

Business

Ambrose packs Chamber luncheon

Interim Conservative Party of Canada Leader and Sturgeon River-Parkland MP the Honourable Rona Ambrose was the guest speaker at the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon Sept. 7, packing the cultural centre with 117 local Chamber members, Rotarians, and guests from inside and outside the community. […]

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Ambrose speaks to region’s mayors and CAOs

On Friday afternoon, the Town of Morinville hosted local Mayors and CAOs for a meeting with the Honourable Rona Ambrose Member of Parliament, Sturgeon River-Parkland and Interim Leader of the Official Opposition. Representatives from Morinville, Gibbons, Bon Accord and Redwater attended the meeting. Sturgeon County and Legal were unable to attend. […]

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News briefs

David Schaefer, Director of Community and Protective Services talks about the 2016 budget with Morinville resident Kareen Tucci and Mayor Lisa Holmes. Administrative staff joined Mayor Holmes and Councillors Nicole Boutestein, Stephen Dafoe, Brennan FitzGerald, and Barry Turner at the open house Thursday night. Councillors Gord Putnam and Rob Ladouceur were absent. […]

Columns

National Column: Power shift turns Ottawa on its head

When power flips in the capital, everything turns upside down.

To the victor, the parade, the adulation, everything but the rose petals. To the vanquished, the freight entrance.

And so it was Thursday when a jaunty Prime Minister Justin Trudeau loped into his first caucus meeting to cheers and Stephen Harper returned to the House of Commons via the door reserved for recycling.
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Local News

Ambrose selected as Conservative interim leader

A few weeks after receiving 70.2 per cent of the vote in the Sturgeon River-Parkland election race, Conservative MP Rona Ambrose received the nod to serve the Conservative Party of Canada as Interim Leader.

Ambrose was first elected to Parliament in the 2004 federal election and served as Minister of Health in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government before the fall general election. […]

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Ambrose to return to Ottawa

Conservative candidate Rona Ambrose will be returning to Ottawa to serve another run in the House of Commons after receiving 70.2 per cent of the vote in Monday’s federal election. Ambrose was first elected to Parliament in the 2004 federal election and swept Sturgeon River-Parkland Monday. […]

Morinville Sports

Soccer injury prevention programs coming

The government announced a $2 million investment Thursday aimed at reducing injuries in Canadian youth soccer players. The joint venture will see the Public Health Agency of Canada and FIFA investing $1 million over four years for the initiative. […]