UCP leads Alberta political parties following third quarter fundraising

Alberta’s governing United Conservative Party continues to lead all political parties in donations after three quarters of fundraising. Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, the UCP raised $5,941,306.53 in donations to its central party and constituency associations; $860,914.46 of that…

Alberta introduces ‘Clare’s Law’ bill that will allow access to partner’s criminal records

Alberta is introducing legislation first developed in Britain that allows people in abusive relationships to request information about a partner’s criminal record. Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday that the bill, modelled after Clare’s Law in the United Kingdom, could save…

Alberta NDP urges UCP government to re-instate ‘critical highway safety measures’

Less than a week after Alberta’s UCP government confirmed that some truck drivers would be permanently exempt from new training safety standards, the Alberta NDP was joined by family members of the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash urging…

‘People are pulling guns,’ Alberta justice minister hears stories of frustration, vigilante acts on rural crime tour

Alberta Justice Minister and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer hosted a rural crime town hall meeting at the Leduc Civic Centre on Tuesday night, hoping to hear more about the crime issues in the area. The minister’s tour kicked off in…

Alberta NDP make push to keep $25-a-day childcare program

Posted October 15, 2019 11:52 pm Updated October 15, 2019 11:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ NDP leader Rachel Notley is asking the UCP to keep funding a childcare pilot…

UCP says Alberta’s energy war room’s ‘internal operations’ not subject to freedom of information laws

The Kenney government’s so-called “energy war room,” which is aimed at countering criticism of Alberta’s energy industry, is coming under fire again after the province revealed its “internal operations” won’t be subject to freedom of information laws. “Albertans should be…

Alberta transportation minister says some truck drivers permanently exempt from training standards enacted after Broncos crash

With growing calls for clarity on the matter from parents of victims in the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy, Alberta’s transportation minister confirmed Thursday that some truck drivers will be permanently exempt from new training standards announced in the wake of…

Alberta government calls on Ottawa to reverse military health funding change

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 9, 2019 5:30 pm Updated October 9, 2019 5:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro is calling on the…

Opposition to Bill 9 continues with information picket at University of Lethbridge

Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) continued to voice their opposition to Bill 9 in Lethbridge on Friday. AUPE members and allies banded together outside the University of Lethbridge to host an information picket and to protest…