Prentice’s sullen goodbye and Notley’s friendly hello

Alberta now has to come to grips with the transition of power

Prentice’s sullen goodbye and Notley’s friendly helloTo download A friendly hello from Notley and a sullen goodbye from Prentice for your publication or website click here VANCOUVER, BC, May 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - First impressions at introductions are important, but no more so than the way you say goodbye. The behaviour of Alberta’s new and departing premier in this regard…

“Slick” Jim Prentice feeling the heat

Every time the Tories put Prentice or the PC logo in front of a voter, it turns them off

“Slick” Jim Prentice feeling the heatDownload “Slick” Jim Prentice feeling the heat CALGARY OUT CALGARY, AB, Apr 17, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Campaign rhetoric usually translates policy into options voters understand. Wildrose emphasized the connection between higher taxes, increased spending, greater deficits, and why Albertans should vote for them. The NDP, with a personable and decent leader, has an easy…

Jim Prentice missed a golden opportunity with this year’s budget

If Alberta’s current premier were more like Peter Lougheed, the province’s economic future would look entirely different

Jim Prentice missed a golden opportunity with this year’s budgetDownload Alberta budget missed a golden opportunity EDMONTON, AB, Apr 3, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Premier Jim Prentice missed an important opportunity with this year’s budget to open a new chapter in Alberta’s economic future: if only he had been as bold as Peter Lougheed had been. It was in the 1970s that Lougheed introduced…

Jim Prentice chooses Getty over Klein

Further erodes Alberta Advantage

Jim Prentice chooses Getty over KleinDownload Jim Prentice choses Getty over Klein CALGARY OUT By Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC, Mar 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - With tumbling oil prices and resource revenues, Premier Jim Prentice had a choice when he delivered Alberta’s 2015 budget. He could emulate former premier Don Getty and raise taxes…

Jim Prentice new driver of same ol’ clunker

The old oligarchs still calling the shots from the back seat

Jim Prentice new driver of same ol’ clunkerJim Prentice new driver of same ol’ clunker FREE to subscribers CALGARY, AB, Mar 21, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As Alberta Premier Jim Prentice gets ready to call an election, let’s take a look at the Progressive Conservative long-term strategy. The most important component of that strategy concerns voter support. After the 2008 election and until…

The truth about Jim Prentice

What Albertans need to know about their Premier

The truth about Jim PrenticeThe truth about Jim Prentice is FREE to subscribers EDMONTON, AB, Mar 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ - What do we know now about Alberta Premier Jim Prentice? What do his actions, words and behaviour tell us about him? This is what I am observing: He is imperial – he expects his instructions to be followed,…

Alberta tried tax hikes in the 1980s

And they didn’t work

Alberta tried tax hikes in the 1980sDownload Alberta tried tax hikes in the 1980s Calgary and Edmonton out CALGARY, AB, Mar 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In the debate over whether the Alberta government should reduce and reform spending to cushion the blow from falling revenues, some claim higher taxes will balance the books. How soon we forget. Alberta tried that…

Who is Jim Prentice really listening to?

It certainly isn’t Ralph Klein’s ‘severely normal Albertans’

Who is Jim Prentice really listening to?Who is Jim Prentice really listening to? FREE to subscribers EDMONTON, AB, Mar 1, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Let’s ask a simple question. When the Wildrose Premier of Alberta Jim Prentice says “he is listening to Albertan’s” who is he actually listening to? We don't really know, but we can guess. Given that he has…

Jim Prentice knows what needs to be done

A true statesman would not waste a critical month electioneering

Jim Prentice knows what needs to be done Download Jim Prentice knows what needs to be done CALGARY, AB, Jan 28, 2015/ Troy Media/ - What does the collapse of Alberta’s opposition parties mean? First, Rachel Notley’s NDP has to be seen as the big winner. What other opposition party has the record, the money and organization? She'll get more seats, at least…