‘He came here to listen’: Alberta energy minister ‘very encouraged’ by meeting with federal counterpart

Alberta’s energy minister said she has an optimistic outlook on the future after meeting with Canada’s newly-appointed natural resources minister in Calgary. “He listened, he heard he understood. I was very encouraged with the tone and the direction and the…

Kenney speaks to media for first time after Bill 22 passed through the legislature

November 22 2019 2:27pm Alberta Premier Jason Kenney talks to the media for the first time since his government passed Bill 22, to fire the elections commissioner amid an investigation into the 2017 UCP leadership vote. ‘ }); } else…

Premier Jason Kenney returns to Alberta amid Bill 22 controversy

Premier Jason Kenney will appear in front of reporters Friday, for the first time since the political battle over Bill 22 began. Kenney is scheduled to attend the groundbreaking of a youth mental health facility in Calgary Friday morning, after…

Alberta’s controversial ‘conscience rights’ Bill 207 voted down in committee hearing

UCP MLA Dan Williams’ private member’s bill dealing with conscience rights was voted down at a committee hearing at the Alberta Federal Building on Thursday night. Bill 207, intended to further entrench health care providers’ ability to deny services or…

Alberta’s UCP government unveils legislation to recover health-care costs associated with opioids

The Alberta government introduced new legislation on Thursday that it says is meant to help it recover the health-care costs resulting from opioid use and to guide how the province might take part in a proposed national class-action lawsuit against…

Financial issues continue in AER, environment ministry: auditor general

Financial reporting problems, improper expenses and mismanagement issues at the Alberta Energy Regulator extended beyond a problematic pet project of the regulator’s former CEO, the auditor general says. Alberta’s Auditor General Doug Wylie (right) released his Report of the Auditor…

Alberta government looking for feedback on changes to driver testing

Posted November 21, 2019 4:40 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ After rolling out a number of changes in an attempt to improve the road-testing process for drivers in Alberta, the…