United Conservative Party

UCP to pay back $7,000 used to hold banquet

The United Conservative Party will pay back more than $7,000 in taxpayer funds after party leader Jason Kenney and now former UCP MLA Prab Gill were …

Canada

Colby Cosh: Notes from Alberta on the fast-developing, cutting-edge art of bozo hygiene

It is time to declare the existence of a new field of study which can only be called bozology. Bozology is an outgrowth of an enterprise which has an …

Ariana Grande

Alberta NDP accuse United Conservative leader, former member of misusing funds

EDMONTON — Alberta's NDP caucus is accusing United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney and one of his former caucus members of misusing public money to …

Canada

Graham Thomson: Are the UCP's internal scuffles a sign of scandal or success?

Pop quiz!The recent internal troubles at the United Conservative Party are proof that:a) the party is attracting unethical, extreme and power-hungry …

Elections

'I'm entitled to my opinions': Disqualified UCP candidate defends anti-Muslim comments

Religion

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

Politics Briefing: A World Cup filled with politics

<b>Good morning,</b><p>France won its second World Cup after defeating Croatia 4-2 in Moscow yesterday. Beyond the pitch, however, the tournament was filled with a myriad of storylines of a decidedly political nature. The breakout star of the tournament, Kylian Mbappé, is the son of African immigrants. More …

Canada

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

EDITORIAL: United Conservative Party needs to clean up its internal votes

In politics, it’s never wise to leave blanks for pundits and voters to fill in with their own wild conspiracy theories. So we urge the United …

Edmonton

The Rebel to Rabble Review: GropeGate and saving the milkweed

Canada

Jason Kenney Says Having An MLA Who Worked On Trump's Campaign 'Actually Helpful'

But he says he's not a fan of the U.S. president.<p>CALGARY — The leader of Alberta's United Conservative Party says there are benefits to a newly …

Donald Trump

Feds' fight over carbon tax with Ford could help Trudeau score points, say NDP, Liberal politicos

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s fight with the feds over the carbon tax delivers the Trudeau government the kind of political opposition that could work …

Canadian News

Press Gallery podcast #238: The Byelections, Buses and Beer edition

Alberta was lucky enough to have two byelections this week — there’s nothing voters like more in the height of summer, after all — and both were won …

Elections

Polls close as Albertans elect two new MLAs

Polls are now closed in the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, and Fort McMurray-Conklin byelections.<p>They were triggered by the resignations of UCP MLA Don …

Edmonton

Politics Briefing: Statistics Canada opens up on ‘unfounded’ numbers

<b>Good morning,</b><p>For the first time in 15 years, Statistics Canada says it will publish data on criminal cases, including allegations of sexual assault, that were classified as ”unfounded” by police departments.<p>Statscan says it’s been conducting training workshops with police departments across the …

Canada

Conservative Candidate in Alberta Hiding Past as a Trump Campaigner

When VICE tried to question UCP candidate Devin Dreeshen about his past at an event, he went to the bathroom and wasn’t seen again.<p>It’s a blistering Sunday afternoon in July and supporters of Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party (UCP) are gathered around a smoking barbeque in a Sylvan Lake, …

Donald Trump

Braid: UCP wins bring Kenney closer to government

Canada

Doug Ford disrupts Canada’s climate policy

DOUG FORD, who is due to be sworn in as Ontario’s premier on June 29th, will not dally. The “very first item” on his agenda will be to “cancel the …

Canada

Fort McMurray candidates condemn opponent's racial slur

Candidates in the Fort McMurray/Conklin byelection are condemning a five-year-old post by the Alberta Party candidate which contained a racial …

Edmonton

Alberta will appeal ruling against beer markup and local brewer grants

Alberta will appeal a court decision that found the NDP government’s beer markup to be unconstitutional, Premier Rachel Notley said Monday.<p>Last …

Canadian News

Graham Thomson: Premier Notley reassures Albertans — again — that Trans Mountain project is no pipe dream

Trans Mountain is starting to put the “pipe” in pipeline.Not only will workers begin this summer to survey the route, flag the right-of-way and …

Canadian News

Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Rachel Notley Jump Into Calgary Stampede Fun

"The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" kicks off this weekend.<p>Once a year, over a million people gather for the Calgary Stampede, a 10-day celebration …

Canadian News

Neil Waugh Outdoors: Crazy mountain lake

<i>By NEIL WAUGH</i>Now, nobody would ever accuse me of being a German linguist.Although during my student walkabout days I survived a wonderful week in the …

Edmonton

Graham Thomson: NDP goes a-courtin' one more time at the Calgary Stampede

It is a Calgary Stampede tradition as predictable as a white Stetson and as common as a cow patty: the government-spending announcement.This year, on …

Canada

Oilpatch fires 'warning shot' at Trudeau Liberals in Ontario with 'unprecedented' ground campaign

Canada’s largest oil and gas lobby group ran a political ground war that targeted voters in 13 Ontario “Liberal swing ridings” with billboards in …

Canadian News

Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney jumps to Ontario's defence in climate spat with Trudeau

The Trudeau government's climate change spat with Ontario Premier Doug Ford expanded across Canada on Wednesday as Alberta United Conservative Party …

Canadian News

Cohen: Stephen Harper will never change – even in Washington

PORTLAND, Maine – The only man named Harper who counts in Washington these days plays right field for the Nationals, hit 29 home runs last year and …

Canadian News

UCP says Criminal Code should be amended to support use of force in rural self-defence

The United Conservative Party is calling on the federal government to amend sections of the Criminal Code and sentencing factors to address what it …

Edmonton

UCP releases recommendations to address rural Alberta crime

Crime

Notes from the Dome: Advance polls open, province launches affordable housing program

Voters electing new MLAs in two Alberta ridings started casting their ballots Tuesday in advance polls.Election day for the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake and …

Canadian News