Manitoba premier to raise Quebec religious symbol law with western premiers at Edmonton meeting

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he will be seeking a joint response to Quebec’s new religious symbols law when western premiers meet on Thursday in Edmonton. “That is, certainly to my mind, dangerous and un-Canadian and deserves to be opposed,”…

Alberta government wants to bring back elections for nominees to fill Senate vacancies

Alberta’s United Conservative government plans to bring back elections for would-be senators and hold a vote in a little more than two years. Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer introduced legislation Wednesday that would revive and update a law that allowed for…

RCMP speak with Alberta infrastructure minister while investigating UCP leadership race

Alberta’s infrastructure minister is the latest high-profile member of the province’s United Conservative government to speak with RCMP as they investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the 2017 UCP leadership race in which Premier Jason Kenney emerged as…

Alberta legislature boss chides both UCP, NDP in earplug spat

Alberta’s legislature boss is telling both the government and Opposition members to do better following an angry confrontation in the house over earplugs. Speaker Nathan Cooper says the New Democrats were right to be upset last week when Premier Jason…

Kenney says bills C-48, C-69 ‘prejudicial attack on Alberta’; bring referendum on equalization closer

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Friday he was “profoundly disappointed” that the Senate passed bills C-48 and C-69 Thursday. He called Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, “a prejudicial attack on Alberta, banning from Canada’s northwest coast only one product…