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  Alberta
Provincial Government
  AB Premier  Alison Redford 1 12 +50.57%
  AB Legislative Assembly  Progressive Conservative Party 0 12 +50.57%
Parliament
 AB House of Commons 
 AB Senate 
City
 Calgary 
 Edmonton 
Monarchy
 Lieutenant Governor 
Party Leadership
 Alberta Party 
  Liberal Party Leader  Raj Sherman 1 11 +28.43%
 New Democratic Party Leader 
 Progressive Conservative Party Leader 
 Wildrose Party Leadership 


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British Columbia, Canada  
Montana, United States  
Northwest Territories, Canada  
Saskatchewan, Canada  

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Parents > Canada  
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Established September 01, 1905
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorMonsieur
Last ModifiedDr. King Schultz October 22, 2012 08:03am
DescriptionAlberta is one of Canada's western provinces. It became a province on September 1, 1905.

Alberta is located in western Canada. It is bounded by the provinces of British Columbia on the west and Saskatchewan on the east, Northwest Territories on the north, and by the U.S. State of Montana on the south. Alberta is one of two provinces (the other being New Brunswick) to border a single U.S. state.

The population of Alberta (as of 2006) is 3,375,763, making it the fourth most populous province in Canada.

The capital city of Alberta is Edmonton, located just south of the centre of the province. Calgary is a major distribution and transportation hub as well as being one of Canada's major commerce centres. Edmonton is the primary supply and service hub for Canada's oilsands and other northern resource industries. According to recent population estimates, these two metropolitan areas have now both exceeded 1 million people, Calgary being slightly more populous than Edmonton. Other major but much smaller municipalities include Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Camrose, Lloydminster, Wetaskiwin, Banff, and Jasper.

The current Premier of the province is Hon. Ed Stelmach, Progressive Conservative. The Lieutenant Governor is Hon. Donald Ethell.

Alberta is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. Princess Louise was the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. Lake Louise, the village of Caroline, and Mount Alberta were also named in honour of Princess Louise.


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Apr 23, 2012 10:00am Apr 23, 2012 09:00pm General Election Alberta Legislative Assembly Election  Picimpalious 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 09, 2012 05:00pm General Oil spill worries Albertans  Article Jason 
Mar 01, 2010 11:05pm General Alberta Works Quietly to Improve Image of Oil Sands  Article Forwardista 
May 03, 2009 09:45pm General Evolution classes optional under proposed Alberta law   Article Monsieur 
Feb 19, 2009 09:00am News Alberta poised to post $1B deficit  Article Monsieur 
Jan 23, 2009 11:00pm News Alberta Liberals consider changing their name  Article Monsieur 
Dec 18, 2008 08:00am News Plummeting energy prices could drag Alberta into deficit  Article Monsieur 
Dec 07, 2007 12:00pm News Pastor, Christian coalition violated human rights law, Alberta panel rules  Article Servo 
Aug 16, 2007 03:30pm Press Release Alberta should host international conference to question climate change -- Wildrose Party  Article Monsieur 
Jul 10, 2007 04:00pm Announcement Alberta's Bert Brown appointed to Senate  Article Monsieur 
Jun 25, 2007 10:10am News Stelmach gives Calgary larger role in cabinet  Article Monsieur 
Apr 18, 2006 07:00am Poll 60 per cent of Albertans want more respect  Article Monsieur 
Dec 19, 2005 07:00pm General Alberta not purely Tory blue: [Deputy PM Anne] McLellan  Article Monsieur 
Mar 03, 2005 07:00pm News 4 Mounties killed at Alberta drug site  Article Monsieur 

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