Alberta government launches online survey about auto insurance system

With a growing number of Albertans raising concerns about their auto insurance and rising premiums, the provincial government is taking steps to get more public feedback on how the system can be improved. On Tuesday, the UCP announced it had…

Tense negotiations ahead as UCP searches for health-care system savings

Contract talks between the Alberta government and the unions representing nurses and physicians have gotten off to a rocky start. Nurses have publicly mused about job action, and voluntary mediation with the Alberta Medical Association failed to find a resolution.…

Shandro calls mediation with the Alberta Medical Association ‘unsuccessful,’ says ‘all options’ now being considered

Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Friday that his government is considering “all options at our disposal” after he described voluntary mediation with the Alberta Medical Association as being “unsuccessful” with regard to physician negotiations. In a news release issued Friday…

Wet’suwet’en rail blockades a ‘serious threat’ to Canadian economy, premier says

Prolonged Indigenous protests blocking key Canadian rail lines could threaten Alberta’s economic recovery this year, Premier Jason Kenney said. First Nations members of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory place a sign reading “Stop Colonization” to a camper at a blockade of…

Kenney government’s energy ‘war room’ chief apologizes for tweets attacking New York Times

The head of Alberta’s $30-million-a-year energy war room is apologizing after the organization posted a lengthy social media response to an article in The New York Times that questioned the news organization’s credibility. I apologize for some of the tweets…

First Nation chief and Alberta’s Kenney government in war of words as Teck oil mine decision nears

Alberta’s Indigenous relations minister says a last-minute war of words with a First Nations leader over a multibillion-dollar oilsands mine is a case of bare-knuckle bargaining. Rick Wilson says he hopes the spat with Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam doesn’t…