Alberta government launches online survey about auto insurance system

With a growing number of Albertans raising concerns about their auto insurance and rising premiums, the provincial government is taking steps to get more public feedback on how the system can be improved. On Tuesday, the UCP announced it had…

Tense negotiations ahead as UCP searches for health-care system savings

Contract talks between the Alberta government and the unions representing nurses and physicians have gotten off to a rocky start. Nurses have publicly mused about job action, and voluntary mediation with the Alberta Medical Association failed to find a resolution.…

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite demonstrations

An investment firm buying a stake in the Coastal GasLink pipeline says it remains “committed” to the deal despite protester blockades that have shut down railway lines in parts of Canada and threaten to inflict damage to the Canadian economy.…

Why the 1990 Oka Crisis is being evoked amid the Wet’suwet’en pipeline dispute

Protests across the country in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have led to politicians and advocates evoking the Oka Crisis of 1990. The crisis, also known as the Mohawk Resistance, involved a nearly three-month standoff between Mohawk protesters, Quebec police…

Alberta cutting grants, changing model of K-12 education funding

The Alberta government announced an overhaul Tuesday for education funding in the province. Among the changes — the number of grants available to K-12 schools will be reduced from 36 to 15. The government calls the move a way to…