NDP mocks Alberta premier’s UCP for taking COVID cash from ‘sugar daddy’ Trudeau

The Alberta Opposition says Premier Jason Kenney‘s United Conservatives have a new “sugar daddy” in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and should not accept a federal COVID-19 wage subsidy the party has applied for. NDP finance critic Shannon Phillips says Kenney…

Alberta NDP mocks Jason Kenney’s UCP for taking COVID cash from ‘sugar daddy’ Justin Trudeau

Alberta Opposition leader Rachel Notley and Premier Jason Kenney engaged in a fiery debate in the Alberta legislature Thursday afternoon, where Notley said the United Conservatives have a new “sugar daddy” in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Kenney accused the…

Alberta energy minister says gathering limits make it a ‘great time to be building a pipeline’

Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public health restrictions limit protests against them. Sonya Savage made the comment Friday on a podcast hosted by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. She was…

Alberta’s United Conservative Party to apply for federal emergency wage subsidy program

Alberta’s governing United Conservative Party is applying for the federal government’s emergency wage subsidy program, a party spokesperson confirmed to Global News. According to the UCP, it is applying for the program to cover employees salaries as donations to the…

Former CPC exec who left after Scheer tuition controversy hired by Alberta’s UCP

A former executive director of the Conservative Party of Canada has been hired to serve in the same capacity for the United Conservative Party in Alberta, the party announced on social media Friday. In a Twitter post, the UCP said…

Alberta NDP says Kenney wise to delay fair deal report given Ottawa’s COVID-19 aid

Alberta’s Opposition leader says it’s a good idea for Premier Jason Kenney to delay releasing a report from his “fair deal” panel, given the federal government has outshone his efforts to help Albertans through the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our premier’s primary…

Alberta government to change restrictions on foothills coal mining to ease development

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2020 5:24 pm Updated May 21, 2020 5:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta government is changing coal policies to make…

Kenney government letting Alberta hotels keep tourism levy amounts to help industry weather pandemic

Hotels and other lodging providers in Alberta will be able to keep tourism levy amounts collected between March 1 and Dec. 31, 2020 as part of the provincial government’s plan to help the tourism sector get through the COVID-19 crisis.…

‘Eye-popping’: UCP criticized for premier’s staff salaries totalling $2.9M

Tax experts are sounding the alarm over the amount Alberta’s government spends on the salaries for 19 government employees who work for Premier Jason Kenney’s office. Publicly posted contracts for 19 employees in the premier’s office show their salaries add…