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September 15, 2011
  Progressive conservative Leadership Candidate Profiles: Garry MarPDF files may take a moment to load

Gary Mar has 14 years experience as MLA for Calgary Nose Creek and Calgary McKay. He has served as minister of environment, minister of health and wellness and minister of international and intergovernmental relations. Mar also represented Alberta in Washington as Alberta's U.S. minister-counsellor.

When asked what he thinks is the number one issue facing young Albertans, Mar thinks it is getting their voices heard.

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September 15, 2011
  Progressive conservative Leadership Candidate Profiles: Ted MortonPDF files may take a moment to load

Ted Morton is currently MLA for the Foothills-Rocky View constituency. He was previously the minister of finance and enterprise before resigning for this election. Before that he served as minister of sustainable resource development.

"Being a professor at the University of Calgary for 24 years, I have a good idea of what students are facing today," said Morton. "Tuition costs are at the forefront of student concerns."

In order to address the cost of tuition, Morton suggests a tuition tax credit program.

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September 15, 2011
  Progressive conservative Leadership Candidate Profiles: Alison RedfordPDF files may take a moment to load

Alison Redford graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 1988 and now has her own law firm. Redford was the senior policy advisor to the secretary of state for external affairs from 1988 to 1990. She also worked as a technical advisor for the European Union and was the commonwealth secretariat for the Canadian and Australian governments.

Redford thinks the number one issue facing young Albertans is education.

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September 15, 2011
  Progressive conservative Leadership Candidate Profiles: Rick OrmanPDF files may take a moment to load

Rick Orman was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1986 to 1993. During that time he was minister of career development and employment, labour and energy. In 1992, he ran in the provincial leadership campaign and came third.

When asked what he thought was the number one issue facing young Albertans, Orman said healthcare.

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September 15, 2011
  Progressive conservative Leadership Candidate Profiles: Doug GriffithsPDF files may take a moment to load

Doug Griffiths has been the MLA for Battle River-Wainwright since 2002. At the age of 29 he was the youngest MLA in the province. Griffiths has worked as parliamentary assistant to the minister of agriculture and rural development, to the department of finance and enterprise and to the minister solicitor general and public security.

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September 15, 2011
  Progressive conservative Leadership Candidate Profiles: IntroPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week we profiled the Liberal leadership race. This week we look at the Progressive Conservative candidates. Only one of the six candidates vying for the PC party's top position will succeed. The Gauntlet talked to each candidate and asked the following: "What do you think is the number one issue facing young Albertans?"

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September 15, 2011
  Sorority Slumber Party Massacre: The MusicalPDF files may take a moment to load

Sorority Girls Slumber Party Massacre: The Musical is the title of a play that sounds ridiculous, but lives up to its hilarious nature. Even the talents at Scorpio Theatre who are putting on this comedic musical are killing themselves laughing.

"It's all about the funny," laughs director Jamie Eastgaard, assuring audiences that they will not be trembling in their seats.

"An absolute riot! From start to finish it's nothing but fun. The songs are great and they're slightly campy and they're just so funny.

September 15, 2011
  J.k. & The RelaysPDF files may take a moment to load

How many musicians can say they've opened for both B.B. King and Bad Religion? Better yet, how many former University of Calgary students can say that?

Jory Kinjo is one of those people. The classically-trained jazz musician makes up the unusual combination of bassist and lead singer that fronts local Jamaican rock 'n' roll band J.k. & The Relays.

September 15, 2011
  Ten years, many mistakesPDF files may take a moment to load

Ten years is a long time. Ten years ago there was no Netflix, no Facebook, no YouTube and no iPods. What there were, however, were two more buildings in the New York City skyline. Ten years ago on September 11 the United States of America came under attack when the Sunni terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes and destroyed the World Trade Center towers in New York and a section of the Pentagon.

September 15, 2011
  Bicyclists and the death of polite societyPDF files may take a moment to load

Our modern world is plagued by a good many problems. Pollution contributes to global warming and breathing disorders. Sedentary lifestyles lead to obesity, a key contributor to heart attacks, strokes and a host of other ailments. It is in this, our greatest time of despair, that the bicycle emerges as a candle in the night to offer a clean form of transportation and exercise. We are saved! Or ... are we?

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