Alberta government wants to bring back elections for nominees to fill Senate vacancies

Alberta’s United Conservative government plans to bring back elections for would-be senators and hold a vote in a little more than two years. Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer introduced legislation Wednesday that would revive and update a law that allowed for…

RCMP speak with Alberta infrastructure minister while investigating UCP leadership race

Alberta’s infrastructure minister is the latest high-profile member of the province’s United Conservative government to speak with RCMP as they investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the 2017 UCP leadership race in which Premier Jason Kenney emerged as…

Kenney government launches website to let Albertans help decide where to cut red tape

Two weeks after passing its Red Tape Reduction Act, Alberta’s UCP government announced the launch of a website to allow Albertans to have their say on what government regulations they want scrapped, kept or improved upon. “The regulatory burden in…

Alberta finance minister tables bill to alter union deals, unions call it ‘significant betrayal’

The leaders of Alberta’s public sector unions promised Thursday to fight back after the province introduced a bill to strip away some bargaining rights from an estimated 200,000 workers. “This is a significant betrayal,” Heather Smith, head of the United…

Kenney government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals

The Alberta government has served notice it will bring in legislation to allow the province to override bargained contract agreements and delay wage talks for thousands of public-sector workers. Government house leader Jason Nixon told the legislature the United Conservatives…