Canadian mayors pitch transit to win dollars in feds’ green-themed budget

The mayors of Canada’s biggest cities are pressing the federal government for immediate money to address climate change, as well as a promise of predictable transit funding down the tracks. Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who met with the mayors Thursday,…

Métis nations from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario want direct negotiations with feds

By Global News Posted January 17, 2020 6:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Three provincial Métis nations are asking the federal government to negotiate directly with them on issues of…

Feds to avoid selling Trans Mountain pipeline so long as risks remain

The federal government is studying the best options for Indigenous communities to reap economic benefits from the Trans Mountain pipeline but Ottawa is not planning to sell the project while legal and political risks remain. The Supreme Court of Canada…

Finance Minister Bill Morneau finds ‘alignment’ at pre-budget roundtable in Calgary

There was “more alignment” than expected with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau at a pre-budget roundtable with the Business Council of Alberta on Thursday, according to the group’s president. But economic fear that has boosted separatist sentiment in Alberta will…

Trudeau’s special Prairies representative takes conciliatory tone with Calgary audience

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 14, 2020 5:22 pm Updated January 14, 2020 5:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The man appointed by the prime minister to be…

Exempting Alberta coal mine expansion from federal review is ‘hypocrisy’: environmental groups

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 20, 2019 5:16 pm Updated December 20, 2019 5:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Environmental groups say they are disappointed that Ottawa is…

Senator Doug Black talks about minority government, lack of Liberal representative in Alberta

Following the federal election, Canada now has a minority government. Furthermore, there is no Liberal representative in Alberta. Senator Doug Black is part of the newly formed Canadian Senator’s group and says Alberta and Ottawa have “likely not been further…

Alberta government calls on Ottawa to reverse military health funding change

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 9, 2019 5:30 pm Updated October 9, 2019 5:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro is calling on the…