In conversation with Kaycee Madu: Provincial budget and impact on Edmonton

While it remains unclear when the provincial budget will be handed down, it will be coming — the first for the United Conservative government. It’s raising questions about how the budget will impact Edmonton, which is home to a large…

Amnesty International ‘deeply concerned’ about Alberta’s fight back strategy against oil foes

Amnesty International says it’s “deeply concerned” about the Alberta government’s plans to fight back against oil and gas industry critics. Story continues below READ MORE: Environmental groups say Premier Jason Kenney’s ‘war room’ threats won’t distract them Alex Neve, secretary…

Fake social media bots in Alberta vote hint at dangers in federal election: experts

A federal report confirming the use of false social media posts to try to manipulate last spring’s Alberta election points to dangers for the upcoming federal vote, political scientists say. “Absolutely!” said Duane Bratt of Calgary’s Mount Royal University. “I…

Alberta can delay wage arbitration talks with unions, Appeal Court says

The Alberta Court of Appeal has set aside an injunction that stopped the government from delaying wage arbitration for thousands of public-sector employees. A judge granted the injunction in July when the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees challenged new legislation…

Bill C-69 enters into law, and Alberta’s UCP government says it plans constitutional challenge

The federal government’s contentious bill to set up a new authority to assess industrial projects like pipelines, mines and inter-provincial highways, was proclaimed into law on Wednesday and Alberta’s UCP government responded swiftly. “Under the constitution, Alberta has clear and…

Alberta finance minister to provide Q1 fiscal update on Tuesday

Finance Minister Travis Toews is scheduled to provide an update this week on Alberta’s financial situation for the first quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year. The UCP government has scheduled a news conference for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Alberta…

Kenney says results of panel on Alberta finances coming in September

Premier Jason Kenney says his government will unveil in early September the findings of a blue-ribbon panel doing a deep dive into Alberta’s fiscal situation. Kenney says he expects the panel, chaired by former Saskatchewan finance minister Janice MacKinnon, will…

Alberta health workers march outside University Hospital, protesting Bill 9

A group of Alberta Health Services employees protested the provincial government’s Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act outside the University of Alberta hospital on Monday. Demonstrators held signs that read: “Bill 9 disrespects hard-working Albertans,” “Proud of my job. Fighting…

Alberta seeks feedback on greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

The Alberta government is seeking feedback on its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from big industrial players. READ MORE: New natural gas plants will have to pay carbon tax on all emissions The province’s environment, energy and agriculture ministers…

Alberta set to pass law to kill provincial carbon tax, as federal tax looms

The Alberta legislature is expected to pass a bill Thursday to kill the province’s carbon tax on consumers. And the province says drivers and home and business owners should already be feeling the effects. READ MORE: Kenney says Alberta’s carbon…