UCP government launches online survey to get Albertans’ input on upcoming budget

Posted January 15, 2020 1:10 am Updated January 15, 2020 1:11 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ It’s been less than three months since the United Conservative Party presented its first-ever…

Alberta arbitration outcomes result in no wage increases in cases involving ATA and UNA

Finance Minister Travis Toews says rulings made in a pair of arbitration cases involving the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the United Nurses of Alberta “reflect the current economic realities in the province.” Toews issued a news release late Friday afternoon…

Finance minister feeling optimistic about requests for relief from Ottawa

Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews said he feels “encouraged” after making a case to the federal finance minister that provinces need a bigger cushion to protect them from plunges off the oil resource revenue roller coaster. Finance Minister Travis Toews,…

Alberta ‘needs action’ from federal government to stem western alienation: Toews

Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews told reporters on Tuesday, before meeting with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, that there is “a real sense of alienation” in the province and that Alberta will need “more than words” from the Trudeau administration…

Alberta ‘really, really needs’ funds from fiscal stabilization program: Toews

Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews said on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting between the federal and provincial finance ministers, that his province “really, really needs” more funds from the fiscal stabilization program because of the difficult economic situation.

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…

Moody’s downgrades Alberta’s credit rating, Toews says NDP to blame

Finance Minister Travis Toews says the previous NDP government is to blame for Moody’s downgrading Alberta’s credit rating on Tuesday. “I was disappointed to hear that Moody’s has changed Alberta’s credit rating to Aa2 (stable) from Aa1 (negative) citing lack…

UCP members show overwhelming support for ideas to give Alberta more autonomy

CALGARY — Members of Alberta’s United Conservative Party have shown overwhelming support for measures that would give the province more autonomy from Ottawa amid simmering separatist sentiment. At its first annual general meeting since winning power this spring, the UCP…