Alberta Premier Alison Redford shuffled more than half the ministers in her cabinet Friday, promoting rising stars Manmeet Bhullar and Robin Campbell while demoting Doug Griffiths and deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk.
While the Sturgeon Refinery price tag jumped sharply from original estimates, Alberta could earn more than $1.1 billion a year in profit after paying the cost of turning its low-value royalty bitumen into high quality diesel fuel.
Over the past six months, the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald produced the province's first definitive count of child welfare fatalities, based on death records unsealed by the Alberta government after a four-year legal battle.
Human Services Minister Dave Hancock and his boss, Premier Alison Redford, are progressive leaders well suited to tackling the job of overhauling the death review system for children in government care.
Education Minister Jeff Johnson says he is taking steps to avoid a perceived conflict of interest by removing himself from any decision on whether to fund a proposed new school near land he owns in Athabasca.