‘Absolutely no monetary reflection of the coronavirus risk in the budget’: Notley reacts to Alberta government’s fiscal plan

February 27 2020 6:53pm Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says there is nothing in the UCP government’s budget to account for potential economic impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Rachel Notley blames Jason Kenney for Teck Frontier mine shelved: ‘Step up before our province gets left behind’

Alberta NDP opposition leader Rachel Notley claimed international investors are being driven away from Alberta by a lack of a natural resource framework that balances growth with sustainability — such as a carbon tax — when addressing Teck Resources shelving…

Higher fees, more privatization highlight recommendations on Alberta’s long-term care system

It is a challenge that governments right across Canada are struggling with, providing enough long-term care spaces for an aging population. This year, Alberta Health Services will spend more than $1 billion on continuing care, but the system is still…

Premier Jason Kenney unloads crude-by-rail contracts signed under former NDP government

By Global News Posted February 11, 2020 4:52 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government has unloaded crude-by-rail contracts signed under the previous NDP government,…

Notley upset that important health services for women ‘deemed unnecessary’ in AHS review

The official Opposition leader is firing back at the province’s United Conservative government after its review of Alberta Health Services suggests some procedures, including tubal ligation and breast reduction, have “limited clinical value.” On page 79 of the AHS review,…

Alberta NDP urges UCP to rethink changes to Seniors Drug Benefit Program

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 5, 2020 5:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s Opposition NDP says changes to drug plan benefits affecting 60,000 people are not only…

Civil servant briefing note cast doubt on success of UCP corporate tax cuts

Some of the research used to justify the Alberta government’s corporate tax cuts may not be applicable in the province, says a briefing note prepared by finance civil servants during the 2019 provincial election. Rachel Notley, Leader of the Official…