New-look Tory cabinet to reflect ‘merit, generational change’ Alberta’s next premier says he’s still busy assembling his new cabinet and vows the group of 20 Progressive Conservative ministers that he’ll unveil on Monday will reflect merit and “generational change.” But Jim Prentice gave few other hints Friday about some of the bigger mysteries that lie ahead for his government, including the makeup of a slim-down cabinet, which portfolios might disappear, or how many byelections will be called in the days ahead.
Imam allegedly attacked in northeast Calgary A prominent Calgary Imam was reportedly attacked by a woman while on his way to lead prayers in Airdrie on Friday afternoon. According to Dr. Atthar Mahmood, vice-president of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, Imam Syed Soharwardy was walking from his car to the Genesis Centre when a car struck him from behind and knocked him to the ground.
Braid: Calm before the storm as Prentice prepares for byelections Many Progressive Conservatives will be relieved that premier-designate Jim Prentice plans to bide his time before he risks a pack of byelections. There was talk that he would place the ultimate bet by naming cabinet, and then triggering campaigns in up to half a dozen ridings.