Cost of a fair deal: experts break down Alberta government panel’s mandate

This story is part of a special on western alienation. Click here for more coverage.  Alberta’s proposals that are currently being explored by a government-appointed panel may result in higher costs for Albertans, according to some experts. The Fair Deal…

Alberta’s Freedom Conservative Party eyes merger with right-leaning independence parties

Alberta’s Freedom Conservative Party has announced its intention to unify the province’s right-leaning independence parties, which include the Alberta Independence Party, the Alberta Advantage Party and the Wexit Alberta group. Related News The FCP released a five-point unity plan on…

Edmonton Public Schools to consider hiking bus fees after UCP budget results in funding shortfall

Edmonton Public Schools trustees are expected to discuss proposed increases to school bus fees next week, and a recommendation report cites the elimination of a funding grant in October’s provincial budget as being the reason for the proposal. “I guess…

Financial institutions like Moody’s ‘buying into’ European political agenda: Kenney

Jason Kenney fired back at Moody’s Investors Service Wednesday after Alberta’s credit rating was downgraded the day before. The international credit rating service had cited “a structural weakness in the provincial economy that remains concentrated and dependent on non-renewable resources…

Alberta’s ‘Fair Deal Panel’ begins town hall tour in Edmonton

A panel examining Alberta’s role in Confederation kicked off its public town hall tour Tuesday, with many telling the panellists the province deserves a better deal — but through collaboration rather than confrontation. More than 150 people spoke to the…

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…

Edmontonians attend ‘Resistance Town Hall’ amid fears of major cuts to Alberta’s public sector workforce

As fears grow among Alberta’s public sector unions over the potential for what they say could be thousands of job cuts looming, a large gathered at Edmonton’s MacEwan University on Monday night to discuss their concerns with the direction Premier…

Academics sign letter condemning Premier Kenney’s comments about University of Calgary professor

Over 600 academics from across Canada have signed a letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, criticizing his comments about a University of Calgary professor in the legislature on Monday, Nov. 25. Related News It started with sparring between Kenney and…

Kenney downplays concerns over potential protests from unions in Alberta

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney downplayed concerns over potential protests from union groups in Alberta on Sunday and called on union leaders to “moderate their rhetoric” after what he said was an assault on a female journalist outside the United Conservative…