Premier Jason Kenney pitching more Alberta oil in wake of Saudi supply disruption

The supply disruption caused by an attack on a major Saudi oil processing facility has renewed calls from Alberta politicians to get more energy from that province into the world market. “Instability in the Middle East underscores the importance of…

Labour Day sees dueling messages from Alberta UCP and NDP

On the Labour Day holiday Monday, Alberta’s United Conservative government and the Official Opposition both sent out news releases — with very different messages. Premier Jason Kenney said Labour Day is about making the most of the final days of…

Alberta government won’t keep cap on auto insurance rate increases

A spokesperson for Alberta’s UCP government confirmed to Global News on Friday afternoon that it will not continue to limit auto insurance providers to a maximum five per cent annual rate hike as the previous government had done. Story continues…

Teachers, supporters gather at Alberta legislature to protest government’s curriculum review

A group of teachers, teachers’ aides and their supporters rallied at the Alberta legislature Wednesday at noon to protest the composition of a panel chosen by the United Conservative government to re-evaluate the school curriculum. “We’ve seen time and time…

NDP wants immediate release of panel report on Alberta finances

Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says a key report that was due this week on the province’s finances should be released immediately. Notley says a government-appointed panel is operating in secret and Albertans are not getting their say on what…