Alberta's freedom of information watchdog has rejected the Tory government's recent attempt to dodge a Wildrose request for provincial spending records. Information and privacy commissioner Jill Clayton ruled Service Alberta provided no proof that the Official opposition's request for living allowances and benefits was "frivolous" and "vexatious," or that it stalled government operations.
Tearful students consoled each other outside Father Mike Mireau's office at St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School on Tuesday morning. Tealight candles burned on two memorial tables draped with red cloth that displayed some of Mireau's favourite things - an ink sketch of Mireau's beloved dog, Nemo; a Superman emblem; a tub of sour-soother candies; a winking "Buddy Christ" statue flashing a toothy white smile and a thumbs-up sign.
Premier Jim Prentice has instructed new Health Minister Stephen Mandel to develop a broader community consultation on long-term care. New Health Minister Stephen Mandel is promising immediate action on the issue of so-called bed blockers - patients who need continuing care but are instead forced into hospital beds because of a lack of facilities.