Alberta government introduces human-trafficking bill

The Alberta government introduced a new bill Tuesday that it says will empower survivors of human trafficking. The government said trafficking takes three forms: sexual exploitation, forced labour and organs or tissues. According to the province, if the Protecting Survivors…

Alberta funding Blood Tribe addiction beds, more police officers

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 3, 2020 4:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ STAND OFF, Alta. – The Alberta government is giving money to the Blood Tribe in…

Alberta Justice says courthouse gave ‘inaccurate information’ about tissues, water not being provided

An Alberta Justice official has confirmed Global News reports that court staff told people tissues and water would no longer be provided, but she says they were “mistaken.” Global News relied on multiple sources for its reports, which Alberta Justice…

Woman pushes back on Alberta minister’s denial that witnesses will no longer get tissues in court

Hours after Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer said that he believes Global News “fell victim to a rumour mill and ran with the story a little too premature,” a woman says she is “disgusted” to hear that he is denying…

Justice minister denies reports Alberta will stop providing facial tissues in courtrooms

After Global News reported, based on information from multiple sources, that Alberta Justice would no longer be providing tissues and water in courtrooms to save money, Minister Doug Schweitzer denied that there would be any change to tissue supply and…

Alberta justice minister denies courtroom cuts; sources maintain tissues, water removed

Alberta Justice denies it ever gave a directive to remove tissues or water from courtrooms earlier this week but sources confirmed to Global News on Tuesday that these items would no longer be supplied. READ MORE: Alberta Justice makes cuts…

Could Calgary be banning conversion therapy?

Calgary’s mayor and four city councillors will be asking for a ban on conversion therapy at a city council meeting next week. Conversion therapy is the practice of counselling people in an attempt to change their sexual orientation or gender…

‘We’re going to continue this fight’: Alberta Justice Minister vows to battle federal carbon tax

As the federal carbon tax is set to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, Alberta’s justice minister is vowing not to back down in the province’s fight against it. Related News “We’re going to do everything in our power…

Federal carbon tax ‘sets a dangerous precedent’ as constitutional review starts: Alberta justice minister

The Alberta government’s constitutional challenge to the federal carbon tax will begin three days of arguments in the Alberta Court of Appeal Monday morning. The tax is set to take effect on Alberta consumers on Jan. 1, imposing a $30-per-tonne…