Former Alberta politician who gave seat up for Kenney gets Texas appointment

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 7, 2020 8:03 pm     Updated July 7, 2020 8:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A former Alberta legislature member who gave…

Alberta government bill proposes major changes to union strike rules and funding

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 7, 2020 6:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta government is proposing major changes to rules governing unions, including limits on where…

Schweitzer cleared in ethics case tied to Alberta’s anti-oil funding inquiry

Alberta’s ethics commissioner says Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer did not break the rules when he hired Steve Allan to run a public inquiry into whether foreign money is bankrolling anti-oil protests in Canada. Marguerite Trussler, in a report issued Monday,…

Fitch lowers Alberta credit rating, cites concerns on heavy borrowing

Alberta’s plan to relaunch its economy is taking a hit right out of the starting gate. The United States-based Fitch rating agency has announced it’s reducing Alberta’s credit rating to AA- from AA. Fitch cites a concern with sharply higher…

Alberta push to suspend TFW program raising concerns in restaurant industry

In an effort to see out-of-work Albertans hired to fill vacant positions, Premier Jason Kenney’s UCP government will be asking the federal government to suspend large sections of its temporary foreign worker program for the next 12 months. “It is…

Alberta government launches grant to help small businesses with relaunch, PPE costs

The Alberta government has launched a new program to help fund small- and medium-sized businesses in the province as they relaunch following COVID-19 shutdowns. Starting June 29, businesses can apply for the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant, which will…

Bill 16 passes third reading, advocates say changes threaten supports for victims of crime

On Thursday, UCP MLAs voted in support of pushing Bill 16 through a third reading in the Alberta legislature, much to the dismay of victims of crime and their advocates. Bill 16 will give the province the ability to take…

Kenney government boosts budget for public inquiry looking at how anti-oil groups are funded, extends report’s deadline

Alberta’s public inquiry into whether foreign money is bankrolling anti-oil protests in Canada is going into overtime. Energy Minister Sonya Savage says the initial findings from the inquiry’s commissioner, Steve Allan, show more work is needed to complete the final…

UCP says Bill 29 will level playing field for local elections, NDP says it opens Alberta’s democracy up to ‘dark money’

The Alberta government introduced legislation on Wednesday that it says is meant to give candidates more equal opportunity in local elections and to increase voter participation. However, the NDP says it fears the proposed changes could allow people and companies…

Alberta government introduces bill to stop sex offenders from legally changing their name

Alberta is moving to stop convicted sex offenders from being allowed to legally change their names. Nate Glubish, the minister in charge of Service Alberta, has introduced legislation to make such name changes illegal. Glubish says the goal is to…