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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re MLA Column

MLA Maureen Kubinec’s Nov. 26th guest column shows what’s wrong with Alberta’s PC government. She states as fact that “One of the regular talking points of the Official Opposition is to claim that after 41 years of Tory rule, the province of Alberta is some grim, dark, horrible place to live.”… […]

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Morinville

Candidates address Morinville school issue at forum

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Monday night’s All Candidates Forum delivered MLA hopefuls with a wide-variety of questions, some of interest to all Albertans, others of particular interest to Morinville and area residents. One of the written questions submitted dealt with the issue of public versus Catholic education in Morinville… […]

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Morinville

Byfield seeks seat for Wildrose

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Wildrose candidate Link Byfield has been waiting for the provincial election since winning his party’s nomination 17 months ago. Byfield, who is perhaps best known as a journalist and publisher of Alberta Report for 18 years, received the party nod by acclamation in October of 2010… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re $870,000 is a lot of money

Editor:

Amongst the many political issues exciting our province, one concerns MLA and cabinet pay.

A controversy has erupted with the disclosure that an all-party Legislature committee – the 21-member Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections – has not met for years, yet every member has been paid $12,000 a year for their “service.”.. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Wildrose candidate asks why so long on Cardiff corner decision

Dear editor:

As the Wildrose candidate for this area in the upcoming provincial election, I congratulate the incumbent MLA and the government for their surprise announcement yesterday that they will build a new overpass at Cardiff corner on Highway 2 south of town. That level crossing is by far the most frightening intersection I’ve come across in our constituency… […]

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Local News

Byfield steps down as Senator-in-waiting

By Stephen Dafoe

Riviere Qui Barre – Six years to the day after he was elected Senator-in-waiting, Link Byfield has stepped down from the position.

Byfield, a founding member of the Wildrose Party and the current Wildrose candidate in the constituency of Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock, said he felt he no longer had a mandate … […]

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Local News

Byfield acclaimed as Wildrose Alliance Candidate

By Stephen Dafoe

Riviere Qui Barre – With the close of nominations Friday, well known columnist, editor and publisher Link Byfield was acclaimed as the Wildrose Alliance’s candidate for the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock riding. Byfield is best known for his 18 years as editor and publisher of the Alberta Report, for being the founder of the Citizens Centre for Freedom and Democracy, and for being one of the founding members of the Wildrose Party when it began three years ago.
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