NDP mocks Alberta premier’s UCP for taking COVID cash from ‘sugar daddy’ Trudeau

The Alberta Opposition says Premier Jason Kenney‘s United Conservatives have a new “sugar daddy” in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and should not accept a federal COVID-19 wage subsidy the party has applied for. NDP finance critic Shannon Phillips says Kenney…

‘Eye-popping’: UCP criticized for premier’s staff salaries totalling $2.9M

Tax experts are sounding the alarm over the amount Alberta’s government spends on the salaries for 19 government employees who work for Premier Jason Kenney’s office. Publicly posted contracts for 19 employees in the premier’s office show their salaries add…

Former Stony Plain MLA Erin Babcock dies following cancer battle

Erin Babcock, who served as MLA for the Stony Plain area from 2015 to 2019, has died following a battle with uterine cancer. A post on her public Facebook page late Saturday said Babcock “fought cancer with all she had…

‘Absolutely no monetary reflection of the coronavirus risk in the budget’: Notley reacts to Alberta government’s fiscal plan

February 27 2020 6:53pm Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says there is nothing in the UCP government’s budget to account for potential economic impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Opposition parties promise new information on price of Trans Mountain pipeline

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 19, 2020 6:58 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Federal opposition parties are promising new information about the price of the Trans Mountain pipeline…

Watch: NDP respond to letter from Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam on Teck Frontier mine

Official Opposition NDP Leader Rachel Notley alongside Edmonton-Rutherford MLA Richard Feehan, a former minister of Indigenous relations, speak about a letter sent by Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation regarding the Teck Frontier mine and the Indigenous…

Questions remain over Rutherford Scholarship delay last August

For first year post-secondary students in Alberta, applying for the Rutherford Scholarship — worth up to $2,500 — is almost a no-brainer. In 2018, 19,024 students received the award, totaling more than $39 million. Applications typically open Aug. 1, but…

Alberta MLA’s vote Finance Minister Travis Toews ‘member of the year’

Finance Minister Travis Toews come on down, you’ve been voted Alberta’s legislature member of the year. The straight-shooting, low-talking, cowboy-boot-wearin’ member for Grande Prairie-Wapiti was the top choice among his political peers in an informal vote conducted by Speaker Nathan…