Company awarded $2M contract to review Alberta Health Services

The Alberta government has selected a company to conduct a review of Alberta Health Services. Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has been awarded a $2-million contract to examine AHS health operations and organizational efficiency. The work is part of a…

Jeff Callaway fined $68,000 by Alberta Election Commissioner

Former United Conservative Party leadership candidate Jeff Callaway has been fined $68,000 by Alberta’s election commissioner for irregular campaign contributions. Callaway faces 24 fines in relation to the 2017 leadership race, including a $15,000 penalty for colluding with Calgary businessman…

Alberta health workers march outside University Hospital, protesting Bill 9

A group of Alberta Health Services employees protested the provincial government’s Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act outside the University of Alberta hospital on Monday. Demonstrators held signs that read: “Bill 9 disrespects hard-working Albertans,” “Proud of my job. Fighting…

RCMP speak to more Alberta cabinet ministers as part of investigation into UCP leadership race

At least four UCP cabinet ministers have now spoken to the RCMP as they investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the party’s 2017 leadership race. On Friday, spokespeople for Leela Aheer, minister of culture, multiculturalism and status of…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Edmonton for campaign event

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Edmonton on Thursday evening for a campaign event, leading up to the federal election this fall. The prime minister will join Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and local Liberals for the event at…

Debate over supervised consumption sites ramps up across Alberta

Supervised consumption sites have been a hot topic in Alberta long before the last provincial election. The UCP government’s plan to hold off on funding for new proposed sites has brought the conversation about the sites’ socioeconomic impact back into…

Watch: AUPE members picket at Leduc hospital against Bill 9

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) members held an information picket outside of Leduc Community Hospital to rally against the United Conservative Party government’s Bill 9 in Leduc, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Bill 9 — the Public Sector Wage…

Alberta seeks feedback on greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

The Alberta government is seeking feedback on its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from big industrial players. READ MORE: New natural gas plants will have to pay carbon tax on all emissions The province’s environment, energy and agriculture ministers…