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…

Alberta government to bring in bill to help First Nations invest in energy projects

Alberta will bring in legislation this fall to create a Crown corporation backstopped by $1 billion to help First Nations invest in major energy projects like pipelines. Premier Jason Kenney made the announcement after meeting with chiefs from across Alberta…

Email from Alberta health minister offers mixed message on conversion therapy group’s status

Global News has obtained an email from the province’s health minister that raises questions about how the work of a group tasked with brainstorming ideas for banning the controversial practice of conversion therapy in Alberta will continue. Story continues below…

2nd fine in 1 week issued in relation to Jeff Callaway’s UCP leadership bid

As investigations into the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race continue, Alberta’s Election Commissioner has levied new fines in relation to Jeff Callaway‘s bid for the UCP leadership. It’s the second time this week that Lorne Gibson has issued fines…

New $4,500 fine issued in connection with Jeff Callaway’s UCP leadership bid

As investigations continue into allegations of wrongdoing in the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race, as well as Jeff Callaway’s leadership bid in particular, Alberta’s election commissioner has levied yet another fine. Earlier this week, Christopher Maitland was issued a…

Alberta makes it official: Bill passed and proclaimed to kill carbon tax

Alberta’s consumer carbon tax is now officially gone. Members of the legislature voted Monday night to pass the bill that repeals the tax, and it was signed into law by Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell. The province stopped charging the tax last…

Kenney government introduces bill allowing multi-year tax incentives for business

Municipalities in Alberta could soon provide longer-term tax incentives to companies to attract and keep businesses. Jason Kenney’s United Conservative government introduced Bill 7, the Municipal Government (Property Tax Incentives) Amendment Act, on Tuesday afternoon. READ MORE: Calgary’s proposed property…

Premier Kenney rejects Opposition attacks as Alberta halts new drug consumption sites

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is rejecting Opposition accusations that he is putting vulnerable Albertans at risk by freezing funds for proposed new supervised consumption drug sites. Kenney says his government is committed to helping people addicted to opioids and other…

Jeff Park appeals fines issued in relation to Callaway leadership campaign investigation

Jeff Park is appealing in $10,500 in fines levied against him by Alberta’s election commissioner for donating money to Jeff Callaway’s 2017 UCP leadership campaign “with funds given or furnished by another person.” The fines also cover a donation made…