Jason Kenney

Braid: Can Jason Kenney spark an anti-Ottawa revolt in 2018?

United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney often comes across as Alberta’s youngest old man.He evokes the past, mainly the Ralph Klein years, …

Society

Facebook's newsfeed changes mean political parties need to adapt — or pay up

Newsfeed to emphasize content from friends and family over organizations like political parties<p>What if you ran a social media campaign and nobody saw …

Facebook

Federal government eyeing post-2022 carbon-price hikes

The federal Liberals have already laid out their plans to ensure the national carbon price hits $50 a tonne by 2022, but government documents indicate Ottawa is eyeing hikes beyond that time horizon.<p>Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says no decisions have been made about a carbon price …

Climate

Wednesday's letters: Have BRT backers ever ridden a bus?

I am convinced that David Staples, Mike Nickel, and all BRT supporters have not ridden a bus, or at least do so very rarely. I have been a transit …

Kathleen Wynne

Politics Briefing: Rate hike expected today

<b>Good morning,</b><p>The <b>Bank of Canada</b> is set to make its first interest rate decision of 2018 later today. Many analysts are expecting a hike in the central bank's benchmark rate, which would be the third increase in six months. BoC Governor Stephen Poloz began unwinding years of super-low interest rates, …

Canada

BP Drops as $1.7 Billion Deepwater Charge Surprises: Street Wrap

BP shares fell the most among European energy companies after announcing a charge of about $1.7 billion as part of the Deepwater Horizon disaster’s …

Markets

Trudeau’s carbon-price threat might backstop more foes than friends

It's not going to be so easy for Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to manage federal-provincial affairs in 2018. It's starting with a warning shot.<p>The new federal carbon tax legislation doesn't just threaten consequences for naysayers, such as Saskatchewan, or serve as a flashpoint for a …

Climate

Alberta conservatives embrace messiah strategy

David J. Climenhaga | January 15, 2018<br>Alberta's conservatives clearly have a Messiah Strategy for returning to power. It's been tried before, and …

Canada

Kenney can rail but won't beat federal carbon tax, law expert says

Challenging federal carbon plan ‘may make good politics,’ but legal expert says unlikely to stand in court<p>Jason Kenney could kill the provincial …

Climate

Alberta politicians back in the house on March 8 for spring sitting, new budget

The new legislature calendar is out for 2018 and Alberta politicians are to be back in the house for a spring sitting that begins March 8.<p>It will be …

Rachel Notley

Alberta MLA apologizes for saying 'these people don't traditionally vote' about Indigenous constituents

A United Conservative Party MLA from southern Alberta apologized Tuesday after referring to Indigenous constituents as "these people" who don't …

Aboriginal Canadians

Alberta legislature to open March 8

Albertans can expect a shorter spring session than usual, if predictions by NDP house leader Brian Mason are anything to go by.<p>The 2018 legislature …

Edmonton

European Oil Stock Rally Loses Steam After Best Streak in Decade

After completing their longest winning streak in 11 years, European energy shares are losing momentum.<p>While the Stoxx 600 Oil & Gas Index on Monday …

Business

What's the Alberta Party, anyway?

Alberta Party MLA Greg Clark strode into the rotunda of the legislature building, a dark grey T-shirt clasped in his hands.<p>When he unfurled it for …

Canada

Bell: United Conservatives pull in their horns

Another day. More red meat a lot of conservatives will surely want to chow down on but some may dare not take a bite.After all, the price of the meal …

Baby Boomers

Corbella: What's the beef with meat and nudity? Busybodies!

What do eating beef and nude swimming have in common?<p>On second thought, don’t answer that question out loud. You’re likely thinking of something …

Canada

Bell: UCP hand the NDP a grenade, and pull the pin

Talk about giving ammo to the other side.<p>NDP budget boss Smilin’ Joe Ceci is smilin’.<p>It’s Ceci’s turn Thursday to bang the drum while taking potshots …

Edmonton

NDP says return to flat tax would benefit the rich, while slamming 'regular families'

The NDP went on the attack Thursday over the United Conservative Party’s potential endorsement of a return to a flat tax on income in Alberta.<p>The …

United Conservative Party

The jig is up for Canada’s carbon-tax laggards

Jason Kenney has spent months now gleefully ripping Alberta's NDP government for the carbon tax it brought in and just raised to $30 a tonne.<p>The United Conservative Party Leader has made a low-budget video of himself filling up his trusty blue pick-up, while complaining about how much more it costs …

Canada

Progressive Albertans call town hall to forge battle plans against Jason Kenney

Left-leaning Albertans alternatingly bullish and bearish over whether Kenney will be next premier<p>Dozens of politically-minded and progressive …

Canada

Dispatches from the Ottawa biography wars

Paul Wells on Andrew Scheer’s new ‘people-like-me’ (read: not Justin Trudeau) sales pitch and the things he chooses to include in life story<p>“I grew …

Andrew Scheer

Social media watch: NDP apologizes for tweet, UCP reuses community columns

<i>As Alberta rolled into the new year awash with sunshine and comparative warmth, we resolved to shine more light on the social media messages shot</i> …

Social Media

New Conservative ad campaign says Trudeau's carbon tax has 'come into effect' — except it hasn't

OTTAWA — The Conservative Party of Canada is running a new ad campaign claiming that the federal government’s carbon tax “has now come into …

Climate

Hitting the books: How Alberta Education is rewriting curriculum for the next generation of students

Alberta’s ambitious plan to overhaul its K-12 school curriculum got political in 2017.<p>United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney accused the NDP …

Education

‘Everyone should be concerned about this’: Eggen slams UCP’s education policy ideas

A planning document outlining policy ideas United Conservative Party members may discuss shows the party and its leader want to weaken Alberta's …

Education

GUNTER: ‘Progressive’ Alberta Party full of former Tories

<i>By LORNE GUNTER</i>What we are witnessing within the Alberta Party right now could be titled The Empire Strikes Back.It is largely an effort by old …

Edmonton

Alberta UCP eyeing 'risky and extreme' policies, says finance minister

Proposed tax changes, including a flat tax, could cost in the billions, says Joe Ceci<p>Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci says a series of draft …

Canada

Is Wynne so unpopular because she’s a woman?

Here’s a quick question: How many women have served as a provincial premier in Canada?<p>Now here’s a harder question: How many of them have been …

Canada

Wednesday's letters: Fury over 'eat less meat' tweet overblown

After my latest doctor’s appointment, my physician recommended I eat less red meat. Is the Alberta Medical Association conspiring to destroy …

Edmonton

Braid: Alberta Party hopes for one more political miracle

The Alberta Party is mostly mythical. If you don’t know what it stands for, that’s OK. Neither does it.<p>But Stephen Mandel is no myth. The former …

Canada