The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (often referred to colloquially as Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta) is a provincial centre-right party in the Canadian province of Alberta. The party has formed the provincial government, without interruption, since 1971 under premiers Peter Lougheed (1971–1985), Don Getty (1985–1992), Ralph Klein (1992–2006), Ed Stelmach (2006–2011) and Alison Redford (2011–present). As of 2012, this is the third-longest unbroken run in government at the provincial level in Canadian history, behind their Ontario counterparts' 42-year run from 1943 to 1985, and the Nova Scotia Liberals' 43 years from 1882 to 1925.
The party under Redford
On January 25, 2011, Stelmach announced his intention to step down ...
Three people have entered the race to become the new Progressive Conservative candidate for the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills constituency, which includes the towns of Crossfield, Irricana and Beiseker,
Darcy Davis, Al Kemmere and William Stevenson are all vying for the position, to be determined by card-holding PC members, Nov. 26.
The youngest of the three, William Stevenson, 40, an accountant with a background in business and agriculture, grew up in Airdrie and regularly spent time on his family farm north of Crossfield.
He has been a member of both the provincial and federal PC parties ...
"Redford shows her Liberal colours; Clunkers, flip-flops can no longer be chalked up to rookie mistakes," by Lorne Gunter, Nov. 6.
Lorne Gunter has brought to mind what I have been saying for years.
There are a lot of liberals and Liberals masquerading around in the Progressive Conservative party, and thank God for that.
If the PC party were to espouse the true philosophy of right-wing conservatism, as they sometimes profess to do, it would no longer get elected in this province.
Think for example when Ralph Klein, who thought of himself as God's gift to Albertans, kept attempting to ...
Sagging in the polls and with several veterans headed for retirement, Alberta Liberals faced more grim news Monday when one of their most seasoned MLAs - Bridget Pastoor - jumped ship to the Tory government.
The surprise floor-crossing came just a few weeks after the two-term MLA for Leth-bridge-East was named party whip by new Liberal Leader Raj Sherman, who himself left the Tories last year.
"In my mind, this is not a partisan decision. I have the utmost respect for Raj Sherman, a man who stood up for what he believed in," Pastoor said at the legislature, flanked by Premier Alison ...
Remembering Premier Klein, 1942-2013
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Statement from PCAA President, Jim McCormick on the appointment of Scott Tannas to the Senate of Canada
'On behalf of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, I congratulate Senator-elect Scott Tannas on his appointment to the Senate of Canada by the Honourable Stephen Harper. We are honoured to have had Scott run as a Progressive Conservative Senator-in-waiting candidate in the 2012 provincial election and wish him well as he takes his seat in the Upper Chamber. As a leader in Alberta's business community, Scott truly represents the innovation and entrepreneurship for which this province is acknowledged, traits which will serve him well as our representative in the Senate.'
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Wellness: Expanded Role for Pharmacists
Expanded Role for Pharmacists = More Options for Albertans
Starting July 1, 2012, Albertans will be able to have their prescriptions renewed at their local pharmacies.
'Essentially, we are opening 1,000 new locations to get prescriptions renewed which will provide Albertans with more access, more options and more convenience,' said Fred Horne, Minister of Health and Wellness. 'This initiative also supports physicians by freeing up time to see more patients, especially those with complex health needs.' Pharmacists will be paid to provide the new service to all Albertans.
Effective July 1, the Alberta government will also reduce the price it pays for generic prescription drugs. The price reduction will mean Albertans will save on their out-of-pocket costs for generic drugs, an