Rachel Notley

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

Trudeau government explains how it will make polluters pay

The Trudeau government unveiled its draft of a mammoth new law that would put in place a system to track and price carbon pollution from fossil fuels …

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 …

Jason Kenney

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 …

Jason Kenney

Ceci cautious as oil hits three-year high

The Alberta government will begin to show the benefit of higher oil prices in its next fiscal report, but the differential in pricing between heavy …

Edmonton

Alberta, Saskatchewan to meet on licence plate dispute, but can’t agree on site

EDMONTON — Alberta and Saskatchewan have a date for a joint meeting to resolve a licence-plate dispute.<p>Alberta Economic Development Minister Deron …

Saskatoon

PARKIN: On minimum wage, low-wage advocates have been so wrong for too long

Judging from the first few days of 2018, Canadians are in no mood to be lectured by the CEOs and politicians who told us low wages, privatization and …

Social Justice

Lawyer argues MLA Ric McIver wrongly sanctioned for alleged ethics breach

Alberta’s ethics commissioner overstepped her powers when she found then-Progressive Conservative House Leader Ric McIver guilty of a breach, his …

Morton: Alberta needs to play the long game in pipeline politics

Alberta may have lost the policy battle over the Energy East pipeline, but there’s one more battle to fight: the huge jurisdictional overreach by the …

Canada

Accused Edmonton attacker fit to stand trial

But case of Abdulahi Hasan Sharif delayed another 30 days to complete mental-health assessment<p>A man accused of attempted murder in a knife attack on …

Extremism

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

Alberta Health Services pares down infrastructure wish-list

Alberta Health Services has decided to pare down its infrastructure demands, handing the province a shorter list that emphasizes a handful of …

Health Care

Loblaw’s Skates on Price-fixing, Tried to Send Homeless Man to Jail

Canada’s justice system nods to the powerful while treating poor people like criminals.

United Conservative Party

Alberta carbon tax fuels attack ad, fundraising by UCP

Alberta's United Conservative Party has kicked off the new year with a double-pronged attack on the carbon tax.<p>Using the voice of former Calgary …

Climate

Varcoe: Chambers call for cooler heads in Alberta-Saskatchewan spat

A new year, an old beef.<p>In a nutshell, that’s the status of the trade war between prairie premiers Rachel Notley and Brad Wall over Saskatchewan’s …

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

MLA Rick Fraser joins Alberta Party, launches bid to be leader

A member of the legislature who has been sitting as an Independent since leaving the United Conservatives says he is joining the Alberta Party and is running to be its leader.<p>"It's time for me to put up or shut up," Rick Fraser told a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday with his family beside him.<p>…

Canada

LORNE GUNTER: Meat tweet highlights NDP’s ignorance towards rural Albertans

<i>LORNE GUNTER</i><p>Quick, what’s this?: “Fump-fump; fump-fump.”<p>That’s the sound Shannon Phillips’ assistant makes after being thrown under the bus by …

Edmonton

Social media watch: What's at steak, questionable claims, Gotfried vs. Leach

<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> …

Jason Kenney

Alberta premier’s special assistant to pay back erroneous hotel expense claims

The woman who is arguably the right hand to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is having to pay back the province after some of her hotel expenses for the …

Canada

Alberta hasn’t suffered for raising the minimum wage

<i>Ian Hussey is a research manager at the Parkland Institute, an Alberta-wide public-policy research institute based in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta.</i><p>Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour was a key plank in the Alberta NDP's 2015 election platform.<p>At $10.20 an hour, and $9.20 for …

Equality

The year Catherine McKenna must herd the cats for a national climate plan

On the day Alberta raised its carbon price to $30 a tonne, a message on a huge gas station sign in Spruce Grove attracted a lot of attention.<p>It …

Canada