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Medicine Hat News (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Medicine Hat, AlbertaM Ain. 403 527 1101 c circulation. 403 528 5767 n newsroom. 403 528 news c classified. 403 526 sold City. A3 opinion. B3 sports. A9 classifieds. B5 comics crossword. B4 nation. A6 West. A5 world. A7 0 95225 87907 4 25 9 Good morning weather a4 phone us Index to the readers of the Medicine hat news including our valued subscriber Heather Cruickshank 1788 salamis drive behind Rodeo Ford Medicine hat a 403.502.8315 i Auto. Com we fix All models n e de a Bod shop did you know. That in addition to being a state of the Art full service Auto body shop fix Auto offers 3m Dur Ashield paint Protection with a 10 year warranty this virtually invisible film helps keep your paint looking great while significantly reducing paint chips and Bug damage. 41194728 05/ 04/ 15 $ 1.25 plus get $ 1.43 Friday saturday m Medicine a news. Com Hospital helipad system taking shape a3 boo crossing Library taking part in fun Reading program a5 monday May 25, 2015 Gillian Slade Glade Medicine agnews. Com the new speaker of the legislative Assembly of Alberta is Medicine hats nip la Bob Wanner. The nip caucus endorsed Wanner on sunday when 11 Las took the oath of office for Cabinet positions in front of the legislature. Ism really quite humbled by the support from Rachel and the caucus said Wanner in a Telephone interview with the news after the announcement. Its an incredible honour to receive this endorsement from my colleagues and the Premier. A former Public services commissioner for the City of Medicine hat Wanner had been mentioned As a possible Choice when speculation increased about who would fill the shoes of pc la and speaker Gene a Wodesky who lost his seat in the May 5 election. The speaker of the Assembly requires an intimate knowledge of the rules of the parliamentary system and is typically held by a Veteran la. Boot Camp. And ill be learning a lot in the next several weeks is How Wanner describes the Challenge. The speaker of the legislature represents the authority dignity and Power of the legislative Assembly also being responsible for the management of the Assembly and its employees. The speaker rules on procedural matters maintains order during debate and if there should be a tie in a vote will cast the deciding vote. Wanner says his experience with the City and the maturity that comes with Grey hair will help although the older he gets the More he realizes How much there still is to learn. I have always tried to represent the Peoples Best interests said Wanner who was a member of the University of Calgary yes Senate and is a mediator. See Wanner Page a2 Wanner named legislative speaker news photo Charles Lefebvre Ken Kobly president ceo of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce and Khrista Vigo president of the Medicine hat chamber of Commerce mingle at the chair s dinner at the 77th annual Alberta Chambers of Commerce provincial conference saturday evening at medal a. The Canadian press Edmonton nip Leader Rachel Notley ushered in Albertas first change of government in almost 44 years sunday being sworn in on the Steps of the legislature As the 17th Premier. Welcome to the first Day of Albertas new government Notley told the cheering crowd under Bright afternoon Sunshine. Today we open up a new chapter in the Story of Alberta. The other 11 members of not Leys new Cabinet were also sworn in. Former Calgary Alderman Joe Ceci is the new finance minister. Former teacher and school administrator Margaret Mccuaig Boyd is the new minister of Energy. Former nip Leader Brian Mason is the new minister of infrastructure and transportation. The ceremony officially brought to a close 43 years eight months and 15 Days of progressive conservative Rule dating Back to sept. 10, 1971. It is the longest stretch of Power by one party in Canadian history. Not Leys team made its own history on May 5, capturing 54 of 87 legislature seats to dethrone the tories under Leader Jim Prentice. Its the first nip government in Alberta and Notley becomes Albertas second female Premier after former tory Leader Alison Redford. It is also a passing of the Torch. Not Leys father Grant Notley was the Leader of Albertas nip during lean years for the party in the 1970s and Early 80s. He died in a plane crash in 1984, just two years before the nip made an historic breakthrough winning 16 seats and forming official opposition in 1986. For Alberta its the first time in Over a year a Premier is governing with a province wide mandate. See Busy Page a2 Notley sworn in As 17th Premier Charles Lefebvre Lefebvre Medicine agnews. Com twitter my Lefebvre representatives from Chambers of Commerce across the province wrapped up three Days of networking and policy development at the 77th annual Alberta Chambers of Commerce provincial conference on saturday. The conference finished up on saturday with the policy development meeting at the Medicine hat Lodge involving All Chambers. On the Agenda for was examining the Impact of an increase of the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour As proposed by Premier Rachel Notley. The provincial chamber voted to approve a new policy stating they will be advising the government to assess minimum wage annually and Only revise by a percentage equal to the per cent change in the Alberta consumer Price Index provide a minimum six month notice of any wage changes and establish an ongoing research program for data and information gathering to address policy relevant minimum wage issues and alternative policy reduction strategies. Were certainly waiting until we see the details coming from Premier Notley but we will be in a position to be Able to provide advice to her said Ken Kobly president ceo of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce. Khrista Vogt president of the local chamber of Commerce says the minimum wage policy was one All Chambers Felt strongly about saying it would be a significant Impact on local business if minimum wage was increased. We certainly recognize the idea of living wage however the full Impact needs to be fully explored before it is implemented she said. The stories weave heard from local chamber members is that businesses Are going to shut Down jobs will be lost. For example one of our local chamber businesses is a restaurant. They did some Quick math and if this minimum wage is implemented they will lose $ 320,000 a year and they will close. Vogt added for the most part the Chambers across the province Are speaking As one voice and their priority is to make the province a great place to grow business. We Are the ones who Are creating jobs and Are essentially maintaining our Economy she said. See Medicine hat Page a2 chamber am wraps up with talks on possible minimum wage hike officially ends four plus decades of tory Rule up photo Jason Franson Rachel Notley is sworn in As Albertas 17th Premier in Edmonton on sunday. Bob Wanner Medicine hat la says he is humbled to be endorsed by Premier and rest of new nip Cabinet

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