UCP government releases salaries for top-earning political staffers

The Friday release of 48 political government employee contracts sparked a flurry of finger pointing among politicos over who spent more on what. The UCP government has released the contracts for some of its political staffers. The Friday release of…

Alberta government rejects proposal to hike judges’ pay by 8.3 per cent

The Alberta government has rejected an independent commission’s recommendation to raise judges’ pay. Ian Kucerak / Postmedia Alberta’s minister of justice has rejected an independent commission’s recommendation to grant Alberta judges four years of pay raises. A commission tasked with…

‘They’ll make the rules’: critics concerned about process of post-secondary board appointments

Faculty associations and ousted board members are raising questions about how and why Alberta’s provincial government is overhauling membership on post-secondary institution boards. Michael Phair, the ousted board chair of the University of Alberta board of governors, said he questions…

Economists skeptical of jobs promised by corporate tax cuts

As Treasury Board and Finance Minister Travis Toews introduced a bill Tuesday to slash tax Alberta’s corporate taxes, he repeated a campaign pledge that the cuts should create at least 55,000 jobs in Alberta. Premier Jason Kenney and Finance Minister…