NDP calls on ethics commissioner to examine inquiry contract

Alberta’s ethics commissioner should look into a legal contract awarded by the commissioner of a public inquiry into anti-Alberta energy campaigns to a law firm where his son is reportedly a partner, the Opposition says. Heather Sweet, NDP critic for…

Alberta benefit changes throw plans by vulnerable young adults into disarray

As of April 2020, government will lower the age of qualification to 22 from 24 for the support financial assistance agreement (SFA) program. Outreach worker Wallis Kendal, left, NDP childrenís services critic Rakhi Pancholi and NorQuest student Shyannah Sinclair, on…

The Press Gallery podcast #296: The Routing Alberta Labour edition

It’s been a trying week for Alberta’s public sector unions. The United Conservative Party government wants to make changes to their pension plans, amend the law to allow replacement workers, and cut 7.7 per cent of the public service by…

Government contemplates changes to management of more than 400,000 Alberta workers’ pension plans

The board managing nearly 82,000 current and retired Alberta teachers’ pensions has “deep concerns” about a government plan to pluck away control of investments and hand it to a Crown corporation, says a letter to the finance minister. Alberta Finance…

New Alberta industrial carbon tax sets different standards for different emitters

A new regime for charging Alberta’s big greenhouse gas emitters for pollution should prevent the federal government from imposing its own industrial carbon tax on the province, the environment minister hopes. Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon announces the details…

Alberta health minister calls on federal Liberals to reverse military health payment changes

Health Minister Tyler Shandro speaks on the recent federal cuts to health care for members of the Canadian Armed Forces, at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Ed Kaiser / Postmedia The federal Liberals should reverse their…