Lower minimum wage for Alberta youth takes effect Wednesday

The United Conservative government’s rollback to Alberta’s minimum wage for young people takes effect June 26. The new $13-per-hour minimum wage applies to workers aged 13 to 17. The old $15 rate, the highest in Canada, remains in place for everyone else.…

New Alberta Speaker sheds light on rarely-seen corners of legislature

Alberta’s new legislature Speaker is turning heads for a video series that takes the public inside politics in a whole new way. “This is not a traditional workplace,” Nathan Cooper says. Cooper is taking to social media to open up…

Kenney government launches website to let Albertans help decide where to cut red tape

Two weeks after passing its Red Tape Reduction Act, Alberta’s UCP government announced the launch of a website to allow Albertans to have their say on what government regulations they want scrapped, kept or improved upon. “The regulatory burden in…

Alberta addressing concerns with driver’s licence test delays

Some help is on the way for people frustrated, waiting weeks and weeks to get their driver’s licence tests done. “I went online. They told me to go online to do it,” Jeff Widdows said. “There was no dates available…

Alberta nurses launching legal challenge of province’s wage arbitration bill

The union representing Alberta’s nurses has instructed its legal team to launch a legal challenge of the United Conservative government’s Bill 9, arguing it’s a breach of contract and in violation of nurses’ Charter rights. Bill 9 imposes a delay…

Kenney says bills C-48, C-69 ‘prejudicial attack on Alberta’; bring referendum on equalization closer

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Friday he was “profoundly disappointed” that the Senate passed bills C-48 and C-69 Thursday. He called Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, “a prejudicial attack on Alberta, banning from Canada’s northwest coast only one product…

Alberta government keeps promise to cancel construction of medical superlab

Alberta is cancelling construction of a medical superlab in Edmonton and scrapping a plan to put all laboratory services under government control. Premier Jason Kenney promised to do so before his United Conservative government was elected in April. READ MORE:…

Alberta limits debate on bill that would strip bargaining rights from workers

The Alberta government is limiting debate on contentious legislation that would strip away some bargaining rights from 180,000 public sector workers. READ MORE: Kenney government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals Government House Leader Jason Nixon says there…

Provincial energy ministers condemn feds after majority of Bill C-69 amendments rejected

After the federal government announced it would be accepting half of the Senate’s recommended amendments to Bill C-69, energy ministers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario stood firm with respect to their position on the legislation, saying the bill shouldn’t be…