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Ed Stelmach

Edward Michael "Ed" Stelmach, MLA is a Canadian politician and the 13th and current Premier of Alberta, Canada, having served in this capacity since December 14, 2006. The grandson of Ukrainian immigrants, Stelmach was born and raised on a farm near Lamont and speaks fluent Ukrainian. He spent his entire pre-political adult life as a farmer, except for some time spent studying at the University of Alberta. His first foray into politics was a 1986 municipal election, when he was elected to the county council of Lamont County. A year into his term, he was appointed reeve. He continued in this position until his entry into provincial politics.
In the 1993 provincial election, Stelmach was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Vegreville-Viking (later Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville). A Progressive Conservative, he served in the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Prentice vows to decentralize Alberta's heath system without major overhaul
2014-06-27
The province's health system has undergone tumultuous change since the regional health boards were consolidated into Alberta Health Services by Ed Stelmach's Progressive Conservative government in 2008. That has included the 2010 departure of CEO ...
(Edmonton Journal)

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    Attack on Tory leadership frontrunner shows how deeply Alison Redford ...
    2014-06-12
    ... only in October 2011, after a short, exciting campaign in which the justice minister and one-term MLA won -- to the astonishment of everyone, including herself and her campaign manager, one suspects -- the party membership vote to replace Ed ...
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      Only one PC leadership candidate offers ardent defence of Alberta's bread-and ...
      2014-06-01
      Perhaps he recalls other times when others folks have come with the same attack-the-oilsands script. Perhaps he remembers the howls over the Fort Mac visit of Tinseltown titan James Cameron, when former premier Ed Stelmach rolled out the red carpet.
      (Calgary Sun)

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        Braid: PC race off on right foot with policy trumping projects
        2014-05-28
        Under Ed Stelmach, the PCs were so convinced big power lines were needed that they chose to trample first and explain later. Prentice says that if he becomes premier, he'll personally introduce a bill to affirm the “primacy” of private property rights ...
        (Calgary Herald)
        1. Hats off to PC leadership candidates
        2. Kubinec picks Prentice for premier

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        OK, Jim Prentice really loves Alberta … but can Alberta love Jim Prentice?
        2014-05-22
        My theory is that Prentice may actually be what Albertans, the ones willing to sign a Tory card anyway, were looking for when they chose Ed Stelmach and were disappointed, and then chose Alison Redford and were really disappointed. But if so -- and ...
        (rabble.ca (blog))
        1. Thomson: Jim Prentice is in starting block but campaign launch feels like ...
        2. Ric McIver is a clear alternative to PC party favourite Jim Prentice

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        Prentice and McIver prepare to duke it out for Tory leadership
        2014-05-15
        In the 2006 leadership race, about 200,000 memberships were sold, with 144,289 votes cast in the second round that chose Ed Stelmach. The PC leadership came open in March when Redford resigned as premier in the face of growing controversies over ...
        (Calgary Herald)

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          Prentice's front-runner status no guarantee of success
          2014-05-15
          In 2006, Ed Stelmach came up the middle from third place to overtake Dinning and Ted Morton on the second ballot. In 2011, Redford moved from second place to overtake Mar on the preferential second ballot with the backing of Doug Horner supporters.
          (Calgary Herald)
          1. Hughes backs out of leadership race
          2. Ken Hughes drops out of Alberta Tory leadership Race
          3. Prentice recruits campaign chairs in Alberta PC leadership race

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          Former Alberta deputy premier and Calgary MLA Ron Stevens dead at age 64
          2014-05-14
          He served as both gaming minister and justice minister under Ralph Klein as well as international and intergovernmental relations minister and deputy premier under Ed Stelmach. “Ron was the kind of person who could get right to the core of an issue ...
          (Calgary Sun)
          1. Former MLA Ron Stevens remembered for his strong intellect
          2. Former Calgary-Glenmore MLA passes away
          3. Condolences pour in after death of Ron Stevens

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          Miraculously, no one trampled as Tory MLAs race for Alberta Legislature's exits
          2014-05-09
          Every day Redford was in power, both former premier Ed Stelmach, a man of modest stillness and humility, and Opposition Leader Danielle Smith, a young woman with dangerous market-fundamentalist views but a pleasingly upbeat demeanour, looked ...
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