Jason Kenney

Keystone Pipeline clears final hurdle, proving that pipeline safety is for the weak

As TransCanada Pipeline officials continue to clean up a leak in the Keystone Pipeline near Amherst, South Dakota, the Nebraska Public Service …

Climate

Canada needs more Jeremy Corbyn, less Justin Trudeau

David J. Climenhaga | November 20, 2017<br>Journalist Martin Lukacs says, "we need a Canadian Orwell to taxonomize the way Liberals have managed to use …

Canadian News

KXL approval should have happened years ago: Kenney

Jason Kenney, United Conservative Party Leader in Alberta, says the KXL approval is a significant step forward. He adds that the Trans Mountain …

Business (Canada)

Angela Kokott: Former PCs looking for new political home in Alberta

To say Alberta’s political scene is in a state of flux would be an understatement.<p>The United Conservative Party (UCP) has a leader who doesn’t have a …

Canada

Braid: Tiny and dirt-poor, the Alberta Party aims for the top

There’s a quixotic madness in the Alberta Party’s plan to launch a leadership campaign, find a charismatic party boss, and somehow swamp both the NDP …

Canadian News

Alberta education minister responds to teachers’ class size campaign

A new Alberta Teachers’ Assocation campaign is putting the contentious issue of class sizes into the spotlight in the lead up to the next</b> …

Education

Say hello to the new Alberta Party, much like the old PC Party

The Alberta Party is under new management.We just don’t know yet who the new manager is. Or where the party is headed.We don’t know who the party’s …

Canadian News

Person dies during armed-forces training exercise in Manitoba

Reserve unit from Winnipeg was training at CFB Shilo on Saturday<p>A person has died during a training exercise at an army base in Manitoba.<p>The person …

Canada

Albertans 'should be in control,' not political action committees, says Liberal leader

Third-party groups 'undermining and skirting the election financing laws,' according to David Khan<p>The leader of the Alberta Liberal party says if …

Canada

Jagmeet Singh takes shot at Jason Kenney

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is accusing United Conservative Party boss Jason Kenney of “divisive” politics while praising Alberta’s premier …

Canadian News

Lougheed byelection

Two provincial party leaders are set to face-off in the race to secure the seat left vacant by the resignation of long-serving MLA Dave Rodney.<p>On …

Canada

Candidates in Calgary-Lougheed byelection hit the campaign trail

Candidates vying to represent Calgary-Lougheed are hitting the campaign trail ahead of a Dec. 14 byelection.On Thursday, Premier Rachel Notley …

Canadian News

Alberta Party brings centrists, possible leadership candidates, to Red Deer

Party is facing a leadership race now that Greg Clark is stepping down<p>Red Deer will be the epicentre of provincial politics Saturday as the Alberta …

Canada

Malcolm: Rick Mercer rant on GSAs is dishonest analysis

CBC comedian Rick Mercer jumped into an Alberta provincial debate, and in doing so, dragged the whole country in with him.<p>In one of Mercer’s “rants,” …

Canadian News

Hundreds attend Alberta Party AGM in Red Deer, including former PC members

Red Deer was the place to be for provincial politics on Saturday, as both the Alberta Party’s annual general meeting (AGM) and a conference hosted by …

Canada

The Rebel to Rabble Review: Rebel Media on the outs (and loving it) at UN climate change confab

<i>The Rebel to Rabble Review is an experimental weekly feature here at iPolitics that aims to deliver a roundup of political stories circulating</i> …

Conan O'Brien

For Sale: $20 Billion of Unwanted Big-Oil Shares Seek Owner

Big Oil is under pressure, unloved and on sale.<p>Energy giants from Exxon Mobil Corp. to Royal Dutch Shell Plc are struggling back to their feet after …

Business

Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund proposes to drop oil, gas stocks from index

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund is proposing to drop oil and gas companies from its benchmark index, which would mean cutting its investments in those companies, the deputy central bank chief supervising the fund told Reuters, sending energy stocks lower.<p>Natural gas …

Oil

Norway's state fund 'needs to ditch oil and gas investments'

<b>Norway's government has been told its state-run fund should drop its investments in oil and gas stocks.</b><p>Norges Bank manages Norway's $1 trillion (£758bn) sovereign wealth fund on behalf of the government.<p>It said the step would make the country "less vulnerable to a permanent drop in oil and gas …

Oil

The Daily Prophet: Da Vinci Deserves Some Credit for the Rebound

Connecting the dots in global markets.<p>Market historians of the future will note that the longest slump in global stocks since March was snapped on the same day that House Republicans passed their version of legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code. And that would be factually correct, but they …

Economy

Notley confirms December byelection for Calgary-Lougheed

The byelection battle in Calgary-Lougheed got underway Thursday with Premier Rachel Notley and United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney trading …

Canadian News

Bill 24 passes, protecting Albertan students in gay-straight alliances

David J. Climenhaga | November 16, 2017<br>Passage of Bill 24 is a backhanded tribute to UCP Leader Jason Kenney, who kept his social conservative …

Canadian News

The Ledge: Byelection, unusual oratory and Alberta Party leadership race

Join Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine as they look at the week in Alberta politics<p>On episode 3 of The Ledge, we take you down the halls and …

United Conservative Party

Thomson: The NDP's new slogan? Making belts tighter for all Albertans

Suck in your gut, Alberta.The provincial government wants to tighten your belt.But not in a sharp, painful way, apparently. This is not going to …

Canadian News

Charter challenges of Bill 24 likely unsuccessful: political scientist

The Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms says they will legally challenge Bill 24<p>Despite passing in the legislature on Thursday, Bill 24—an act …

Rights & Freedoms

'Pick on someone your own size': Rick Mercer calls out Jason Kenney in GSA rant as Bill 24 passes

'This is all about outing young people, and it is serious,' said the TV personality, who came out in 2003<p>It's been a hot topic in Alberta for years, …

Canadian Humour

Rick Mercer To Jason Kenney: 'Pick On Someone Your Own Size'

Rick Mercer says Jason Kenney should "stop it" with his comments about gay-straight alliances (GSAs) in Alberta schools.The "Rick Mercer Report" host …

Canadian News

Alberta legislature passes bill strengthening gay-straight alliances

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's government has passed a bill strengthening rules around gay-straight alliances in schools.

Canadian News

Alberta's gay-straight alliance bill passes with 42-23 vote

A bill preventing Alberta schools from notifying parents if their child joins a gay-straight alliance passed Wednesday morning.<p>The NDP government has …

Canadian News

Albertans are hungry for a fresh political star. Who will it be?

Brand loyalty in politics isn't what it once was. Mainstream political parties in Canada have their knots of diehard supporters, but there is a great swath of voters whose allegiance shifts like a weather vane.<p>This is the great hope of the Alberta Party.<p>Its leader Greg Clark shook the province's …

Canada