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…

NDP calls for emergency debate on health care layoffs, Kenney says opponents treating budget cuts like the ‘the apocalypse’

December 2 2019 9:00am The NDP is calling for an emergency debate after it was revealed 500 full-time nursing positions would be eliminated over three years. However, as Kendra Slugoski explains, Premier Jason Kenney says the reaction to recent budget…

Academics sign letter condemning Premier Kenney’s comments about University of Calgary professor

Over 600 academics from across Canada have signed a letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, criticizing his comments about a University of Calgary professor in the legislature on Monday, Nov. 25. Related News It started with sparring between Kenney and…

Kenney speaks to media for first time after Bill 22 passed through the legislature

November 22 2019 2:27pm Alberta Premier Jason Kenney talks to the media for the first time since his government passed Bill 22, to fire the elections commissioner amid an investigation into the 2017 UCP leadership vote. ‘ }); } else…

Premier Jason Kenney returns to Alberta amid Bill 22 controversy

Premier Jason Kenney will appear in front of reporters Friday, for the first time since the political battle over Bill 22 began. Kenney is scheduled to attend the groundbreaking of a youth mental health facility in Calgary Friday morning, after…

Post-secondary students descend upon Alberta legislature to protest UCP cuts

Post-secondary students from the University of Alberta and MacEwan University marched from their respective campuses to the Alberta legislature Monday, raising concerns over provincial budget cuts. “This budget is personal,” said Akanksha Bhatnagar, the president of the University of Alberta…

UCP top advisor billed taxpayers $45,000 for flights, meals, luxury London hotel stays: NDP

The UCP are again being accused of mismanaging taxpayer dollars. The NDP claims the UCP spent thousands on a high-level provincial staffer’s travel, amounting to what the opposition is calling a “life of luxury.” On Wednesday, NDP critic for democracy…

Alberta NDP calls proposed UCP education funding policy divisive

Alberta’s NDP Opposition is protesting a proposed UCP policy, calling it divisive. The UCP constituency association of Lacombe-Ponoka is pushing for a new “voucher system” of funding in schools across the province. That new system would see “equal per-student funding”…