Small Alberta city’s economy depends on foreign workers

September 20 2019 8:00pm Even in the middle of Alberta’s oil and gas slowdown, the main employer in the small city of Brooks is still facing a critical labour shortage. As Heather Yourex-West explains, the economy depends on foreign workers.…

Young Edmontonians join global ‘climate strike’ to demand action on global warming

Friday saw massive crowds of people across the planet attend rallies demanding action on climate change and in Edmonton, a couple hundred young people marched downtown before taking part in a “die-in” to draw attention to what they fear may…

Reality check: Could Scheer fast-track pipeline challenges straight to Supreme Court?

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said that, if elected, his government would help build new oil pipelines by “fast-tracking” any objections right to the Supreme Court, but legal experts say the proposed plan is unclear. “It’s about fast-tracking some of the…

Why immigration policy means so much to the people of Brooks, Alberta

With a population of just 15,000, Brooks, Alberta is vastly different than the city Deepak Badola once called home. “I’m from India,” the cheerful father of two says from his living room in the southern Alberta city.  “I lived in…

Sohi ‘felt pain’ when he saw images of Trudeau in racist makeup

In an interview with Global News, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said he was “very disheartened and disappointed” to see images of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in racist makeup but that those images don’t reflect the Trudeau he’s known for…

MacEwan University diversity expert offers insight on Trudeau racist makeup

September 19 2019 2:39pm Three instances of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau wearing racist makeup have come to light. Irfan Chaudhry, director of the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity at MacEwan University, helps unpack the issues stemming from the…

David Akin on 3rd instance of Justin Trudeau wearing racist makeup contrasting with the Liberal leader’s record in office

September 19 2019 10:30am Global News has uncovered a third instance of racially charged images of Justin Trudeau, which Chief Political Correspondent David Akin says is in sharp contrast to the Liberal leader’s record in office. ‘ }); } else…

ANALYSIS: When does an ‘I love Canadian oil & gas’ shirt become political?

Do you love Canada? Because you should love its oil and gas — or so some people are saying during this election campaign. A bumper sticker-style shirt promoting Canada’s oil and gas sector has become an early flashpoint in the…