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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks at premiers' meeting

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is expected to address Greyhound's withdrawal of bus service from Western Canada during a Friday morning media scrum …

Canada

GUNTER: Trans Mountain pipeline construction all talk, little action

<i>By LORNE GUNTER</i>On Wednesday, Kinder Morgan Canada had a conference call with investors. During the call, the company explained it had spent about …

Canadian News

HICKS ON BIZ: Alberta’s long, long haul back to prosperity

So what’s happening out there?The Alberta government, 10 months at most away from the next provincial election, is holding up the economic glass and …

Canadian News

Opinion: Trudeau’s carbon tax looks pretty much dead now that most provinces are out

When Canada’s provincial premiers gather Thursday in St. Andrews, N.B. to discuss provincial priorities, it will mark Doug Ford’s first such meeting …

Canada

Dominic LeBlanc’s impossible task: wooing conservative premiers

Other than Chrystia Freeland, who continues to have the unenviable job of dealing with the U.S. administration of Donald Trump on the trade file, there is no one in this week’s federal cabinet shuffle who got a more thankless assignment than Dominic LeBlanc.<p>The former fisheries minister was named …

Canada

MP's cabinet appointment a play for Liberals to shore up Alberta support, say experts

Edmonton MP Amarjeet Sohi was appointed to the role of federal Natural Resources minister Wednesday — a move experts describe as an attempt by the …

Canada

Canadians split right down the middle on Trans Mountain purchase: Ipsos poll

Canadians are evenly divided when it comes to support for Ottawa’s purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline, a new poll suggests, but more than one in …

Canada

Pallister plans to raise Greyhound proposal at premiers' meeting

OTTAWA — The Manitoba government says four other provinces are on-board with the idea of asking Greyhound Canada to extend its Prairie service by two …

Canadian News

Politics Briefing: Premiers meet in New Brunswick with carbon pricing on the agenda

<b>Good morning,</b><p>Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be meeting with his counterparts from across the country for the first time this week at the annual <b>premiers meeting</b> – and he’ll be looking for allies in his fight against the federal government’s climate-change plan.<p>Mr. Ford has previously said he plans …

Canada

Premiers set for fall meeting with Trudeau to discuss trade

Premiers ended their first day at the Council of the Federation after talks focused on economic issues, and with a call for more talks — this time, …

Canada

Is Stephen Harper pulling Jason Kenney’s strings?

By all measures, Jason Kenney should be feeling pretty good these days.<p>His United Conservative Party recently won two by-elections in Alberta by whopping margins. Sure, they might have been in extra-safe seats, but still, the magnitude of the victories was notable. In one, the UCP candidate was 73 …

Canada

When Your Government Wants to Remove Sex From Sex-Ed

Doug Ford’s first five weeks since winning Ontario’s provincial election carry a clear message: the undoing has begun. The new premier has restricted …

Human Rights

Braid: Derek Fildebrandt is back, this time with his own party

Alberta has <i>another</i> new conservative party.It’s called the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta or FCP.This party has another new conservative …

Canadian News

Alberta files notice of appeal after losing beer markup case to Great Western, Steam Whistle

The province has filed a notice of appeal over Alberta’s beer markup regime after a court ruled against it last month, calling the program …

Canadian News

7 things to watch as Canada's premiers gather in N.B.

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant has invited the rest of Canada's premiers to join him on his home turf in Bouctouche, N.B., on Wednesday morning, …

Canadian News

Calgary police chief to retire in January

Calgary's police chief has announced that he plans to retire in 2019 after 32 years with the service.<p>Roger Chaffin announced Tuesday that his last …

Canada

Someone is making mysterious robocalls across Canada about the Trans Mountain oil pipeline and tanker expansion project

There was a robotic voice on the other end of the line.<p>The call came from someone using a 647 area code, identified on his cell phone screen as "Tell …

Canada

Rob Shaw: Surprise was just spin, B.C. NDP wanted Greyhound to fail

VICTORIA — Transportation Minister Claire Trevena would like you to know that she was shocked and surprised when Greyhound announced it was …

Canadian News

Who earns minimum wage in Alberta? About 100,000 more people than there used to be

A driver for a furnace-cleaning business. An aide at a fertility clinic. A greeter at a laser-tag arena.<p>These are some current job openings in …

Income Inequality

Indigenous population in Alberta jails remains disproportionately high

Alberta’s justice minister says she’s disappointed by the lack of progress in bringing down disproportionately high rates of Indigenous incarceration …

Crime

Bill Kelly: Carbon tax looms large at Premiers’ meeting

Later this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with provincial premiers for their annual summer conference, and it promises to be a …

Canada

Disqualified UCP candidate stands behind calling Islam an 'evil cult'

A now-disqualified United Conservative Party candidate is defending racist and anti-Islam comments he made on social media that prompted his removal …

Canadian News

Letters to the Editor, July 16, 2018

<b>MORE DETAILS, PLEASE</b><p>In the past week I received two phone calls, one from the federal Conservative Party, one from Alberta’s UCP. Both were asking …

Canadian News

Premiers' much-hyped internal trade deal hasn't amounted to much

On the day they released the Canadian Free Trade Agreement in 2017, every provincial and territorial trade minister was given a symbolic pair of …

Canadian News

Alberta government apologizes for removing wreckage from plane crash memorial

Donna Wilson was surprised that the people who moved debris from a plane crash that killed her father were the same people tasked with protecting …

Edmonton

Doug Ford tilts the table away from Trudeau's agenda

When Canada's premiers gather in New Brunswick for their annual summer meetings this week, the main event undoubtedly will be the debut of Ontario …

Canadian News

Peter Watts: The every-growing agenda of the Council of the Federation

The Council of the Federation meets in St. Andrew N.B. in the coming week, and there’s an ever-growing agenda of items for consideration by Canada’s …

Canada

Kinder Morgan subtracts capital gains tax to cut $4.5B price for Trans Mountain - Article - BNN

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Graham Thomson: Byelections, buses and the UCP’s blanket blame on carbon tax

Well, that went pretty much as expected.UCP: 2NDP: 0The United Conservative Party handily won Thursday’s byelections in Innisfail-Sylvan Lake and …

Canadian News

Subsidizing rural bus service would take Canadian taxpayers for a ride

There are many reasons for Greyhound’s impending exit from the bus business in Western Canada.<p>There is the steady rise of car ownership, the expansion of regional airlines into smaller communities and the generally plodding nature of bus travel.<p>If you happen to have a lot of time on your hands and …

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