Former Alberta politician who gave seat up for Kenney gets Texas appointment

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 7, 2020 8:03 pm     Updated July 7, 2020 8:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A former Alberta legislature member who gave…

Alberta health-care advocates warn more private surgeries could drive up costs

One day after the Alberta government proposed a new bill that would accelerate approvals of private clinics in order to get more surgeries done, people in the health sector are reacting to how the process could affect health care across the…

Alberta government bill proposes major changes to union strike rules and funding

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 7, 2020 6:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta government is proposing major changes to rules governing unions, including limits on where…

Alberta NDP, Indigenous leaders renew calls for Kenney to fire speechwriter over 2013 essay

Members of Alberta’s official Opposition and some Indigenous leaders have renewed calls for Premier Jason Kenney to fire his speechwriter over a 2013 essay that was critical of how Indigenous issues are framed in Canada, and which argues the narrative…

Schweitzer cleared in ethics case tied to Alberta’s anti-oil funding inquiry

Alberta’s ethics commissioner says Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer did not break the rules when he hired Steve Allan to run a public inquiry into whether foreign money is bankrolling anti-oil protests in Canada. Marguerite Trussler, in a report issued Monday,…

Council cuts Edmonton police budget by $11M, creates citizen task force

City council has started the process of changing how police are managed in Edmonton. They passed a comprehensive plan Monday that will eventually see them working even more with social agencies to help Edmonton’s vulnerable population. Included in the long…

Alberta to streamline approvals for new private clinics to boost surgeries

The Alberta government is proposing legislation that would accelerate approvals of private clinics in order to get more surgeries done. It’s one of the changes proposed in Bill 30, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, which has been introduced in the…