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Wildrose party would cover schools fees if elected

EDMONTON — Alberta Wildrose Leader Brian Jean says his party will do away with mandatory school fees if it forms the government after the May 5 election.

Jean says the fees are unfair to families and cost about $100 per student each year. READ

NDP leader Notley says Prentice, Wildrose leader aren’t that different

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is urging voters not to make the same mistake by giving the Progressive Conservatives another mandate. READ

Alberta premier tips hat to NDP Leader Rachel Notley’s debating skills

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is calling NDP Leader Rachel Notley a skilled debater, but questions how her party could afford its election promises. READ

Critics say Prentice budget reversal raises questions about Alberta campaign

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, preparing Wednesday for a critical election leaders’ debate, faced criticism his signature tough-love budget is nothing more than a bendy Progressive Conservative promise list. READ

NDP promises interest-free loans for environment-friendly upgrades

Alberta’s NDP is pitching a plan to help homeowners and businesses go green. READ

Derailment, detour, result of fatal overnight truck-CN train crash in Alberta

The driver of a semi has been killed in a collision with a CN freight train in northwestern Alberta. READ

Wildrose leader Brian Jean won’t name party’s fiscal plan advisers

Wildrose leader Brian Jean says he will not reveal the experts who helped develop the party’s fiscal plan. READ

Jim Prentice says PC plan to reduce charity tax credit a mistake

Faced with mounting criticism, Premier Jim Prentice says he is cancelling the Progressive Conservative plan to reduce the charitable donation tax credit. READ

NDP’s Notley promises to spend $10M to revive student summer job program

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley is promising to revive a program for student summer jobs if her party wins the provincial election. READ

Campaign trail includes starship, birthday cake, contracts and rally

Birthday cake, a starship, government contracts and a newspaper are on tap today for Alberta political leaders. READ

Alberta Wildrose leader promising to simplify disaster claims if elected

Alberta Wildrose Leader Brian Jean is promising he’ll speed up disaster claims if his party wins the May 5 election. READ

Alberta NDP would show public how decisions made on school, hospital projects

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says her government would be up front with the public about school and hospital projects. READ

Big guns in Alberta Tory cabinet attack Wildrose ’disastrous’ fiscal plan

A half dozen senior Alberta Tory cabinet ministers say the Wildrose party’s fiscal plan would leave a funding gap of $29 billion. READ

Animal rights activists decry live horse exports from Calgary to Japan

Animal rights activists say they have video showing horses being treated inhumanely at the Calgary airport prior to shipment to Japan for slaughter. READ

Mountie testifies he was shot several times trying to protect another officer

An RCMP officer was trying to arrest a man in the living room of an Alberta farm house when the Mountie saw the muzzle of a gun pointing out of a doorway. READ

'A really hard day': Calgary mayor reflects on anniversary of mass murder

Bouquets of flowers, dozens of candles and an unsigned note pinned to a tree were reminders left Wednesday outside a home where five young people were stabbed to death a year ago. READ

NDP Leader Notley says candidate Soklofske quit on his own after assault charge

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says that she did not ask one of her candidates to resign after he was charged with simple assault over the weekend. READ

Liberal Leader Swann pitches full-day kindergarten, more care spaces for kids

Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann says the province needs to do more for children. READ

Prentice says Albertans unhappy with PC party and former governments

Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice acknowledges there is a certain level of public anger being directed at his party. READ

Wildrose demands Alberta’s Prentice divulge details of deal for golf course

Alberta’s Wildrose party says Premier Jim Prentice needs to come clean on a contract for the publicly owned Kananaskis Country Golf Course. READ

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