NDP asks ethics commissioner to investigate premier, UCP MLAs for election commissioner firing

Alberta’s ethics commissioner should investigate the premier, at least five cabinet ministers and all United Conservative Party MLAs for their roles in crafting, promoting and voting on a bill that fired election commissioner Lorne Gibson, said Opposition NDP leader Rachel…

NDP wants new ethics review of Alberta government over election watchdog firing

Alberta’s Opposition is renewing its attempt to have the ethics commissioner investigate whether the government was in a conflict of interest when it passed legislation firing an elections official investigating Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party. READ MORE: Alberta government firing…

Alberta legislature sitting wraps up with 16 bills delivered, much controversy

The fall sitting of the Alberta legislature has wrapped up, delivering 16 bills while serving up acrimony, controversy and a dash of pettiness. The last day came with both sides accusing each other of breaking a deal to share the…

Alberta municipalities to pay portion of cost for extra policing

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 4, 2019 5:49 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s small municipalities and rural districts are getting more police officers, but they will be…

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…

Rachel Notley calls for one-on-one debate with Kenney on healthcare cuts

The leader of Alberta’s Official Opposition is calling on Premier Jason Kenney to have a one-on-one debate following what the NDP calls “devastating” public healthcare cuts. “We know the UCP want to hide from the serious consequences of their health…

Schweitzer confirms government planning electoral reforms for Alberta, says some groups currently face ‘immense amount of scrutiny’

Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer confirmed to reporters on Tuesday that the UCP government plans to introduce electoral reforms in the new year but did not confirm or deny a report suggesting the government was possibly considering scrapping elements of Alberta’s…

Kenney spars with Notley over firing of Alberta election watchdog

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney clashed with the Opposition NDP on his first day back in the legislature since his government fired the election commissioner who was investigating Kenney’s United Conservative Party. “Our Constitution is founded on the rule of law,…

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…