Edmonton Public Library backtracks on student minimum wage decision

The details came out like a plot twist, something unexpected for Civic Service Union 52 president Lanny Chudyk. “I was quite disappointed when I originally heard what was being proposed,” Chudyk told Global News. Earlier this week, the union learned students…

Alberta Liberals forming committee to decide party’s future

June 14 2019 7:56pm The Alberta Liberal Party were shut out of the legislature in the 2019 provincial election, and a committee is being formed to decide the party’s future. Adam MacVicar reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id…

Alberta finance minister tables bill to alter union deals, unions call it ‘significant betrayal’

The leaders of Alberta’s public sector unions promised Thursday to fight back after the province introduced a bill to strip away some bargaining rights from an estimated 200,000 workers. “This is a significant betrayal,” Heather Smith, head of the United…

Kenney government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals

The Alberta government has served notice it will bring in legislation to allow the province to override bargained contract agreements and delay wage talks for thousands of public-sector workers. Government house leader Jason Nixon told the legislature the United Conservatives…

Alberta government to bring in bill to help First Nations invest in energy projects

Alberta will bring in legislation this fall to create a Crown corporation backstopped by $1 billion to help First Nations invest in major energy projects like pipelines. Premier Jason Kenney made the announcement after meeting with chiefs from across Alberta…

Email from Alberta health minister offers mixed message on conversion therapy group’s status

Global News has obtained an email from the province’s health minister that raises questions about how the work of a group tasked with brainstorming ideas for banning the controversial practice of conversion therapy in Alberta will continue. Story continues below…

Pride flags being raised at Alberta legislature, Edmonton City Hall Friday

Rainbow flags are being raised at both the Alberta legislature grounds and Edmonton City Hall on Friday to celebrate Pride. June is Pride Month, a 30-day celebration of the impact the LGBTQ community has had on the world, as well…

Alberta MLAs continue marathon debate over workplace rules

They’re talking around the clock at the Alberta legislature about a bill that would cut the minimum wage for young people and change overtime rules. Opposition NDP members have been speaking on second reading to the bill in the chamber…

Province to announce plans for Alberta’s education system, Bill 8

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange will discuss Bill 8, the Education Amendment Act 2019, and changes to Alberta’s education system Wednesday afternoon. A news conference is scheduled at the Alberta Legislature at 3:30 p.m. Global News will livestream the media availability…