Alberta online politics news

  • 12.02.2016 05:02

    The pending legalization of doctor-assisted death is proving to be a divisive issue for Alberta physicians, some of whom say they will never participate in the practice and should be free to refuse referrals to more agreeable colleagues. Dr. Matthew Meeuw

  • 12.02.2016 04:14

    The committee is hearing submissions to make Alberta's ethics and accountability laws stronger.

  • 12.02.2016 04:08

    Well, well, well. Groups representing rural landowners will meet with some NDP government MLAs in Strathmore on Friday to discuss concerns over Alberta’s inactive oil and gas wells. “We’ll be presenting what has gone wrong with the Surface Rights Act and the number of companies that are going into bankruptcy, the number of orphan wells that are coming on every day,” said Don ...

  • 12.02.2016 02:42

    Do municipal politics set your sweetie's heart aflutter? Then these Valentine's Day cards, created by Calgarian Alyssa Moore, are made for you. Moore, a policy analyst in the tech industry by trade, might have a true calling in the punny, political card industry (if that's a thing) instead. Moore put together the witty cards for each member of Calgary's city council, and sent them out ...

  • 12.02.2016 02:38

    It’s a scary new day for Edmonton cabbies, but they plan to meet it with a smile. “We want to greet every customer with a million-buck smile,” says the eloquent and sensible Abouzar Aslam, vice-president of the United Cabbies Association

  • 11.02.2016 21:54

    The Catholic Bishops of Alberta released a statement Thursday condemning physician-assisted death, in advance of its pending legalization in Canada. "Killing is not medicine," reads the statement, which is signed by six Alberta Catholic leaders, including Calgary Bishop Fred Henry and Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith. "We are convinced that excellent palliative care, understood to exclude ...

  • 11.02.2016 21:06

    OTTAWA — "There wasn't a kilometre of pipe built in Canada between 2011 and October the 19th, 2015. That's the record. That's the reality." — Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, Feb. 3, 2015. --- Late last month, the federal government added new criteria to the approval process for major resource projects, while putting off a decision on two proposed oil pipelines for several ...

  • 11.02.2016 18:32

    Albertans's Catholic bishops have joined forces against the "morally wrong" practice of physician-assisted suicide, laws against which have been struck down by the Suprme Court of Canada.  In a strongly worded statement released Thursday, the bishops demand some health facilities be free to prohibit such a procedure they believe is dangerous to frail seniors and people with disabilities ...

  • 11.02.2016 16:14

    Albertans hoping to die with the assistance of a doctor may be refused the service at some the province’s hospitals and health facilities if the province’s Catholic bishops get their way. In a strongly worded statement released Thursday, t

  • 11.02.2016 07:02

    In politics, there are drive-by smears and drive-by insults. Now, British Columbia has introduced the drive-by throne speech.

  • 11.02.2016 04:14

    The cash-strapped Alberta government is missing opportunities to better manage its money, and it’s costing millions. A report released Wednesday by provincial auditor general Merwan Saher revealed Alberta’s lack of intuitive cash management sy

  • 11.02.2016 04:14

    Alberta Auditor General Merwan Saher released a 120-page audit examining programs in several government departments.

  • 11.02.2016 04:08

    B.C. cabinet ministers on Wednesday stood by a throne speech attacking Alberta’s fiscal prudence. Tuesday’s speech from the throne delivered by B.C. Lieut-Gov. Judith Guichon included passages drubbing their provincial neighbour’s financial prudence while trumpeting their own. “Over the decades, Alberta lost its focus, they expected their resource boom never to end, failed to ...

  • 11.02.2016 00:50

    "We're hearing from residents that they don't like the crowds of individuals at the door, so we're managing them … We heard the concerns. We're taking them very seriously."

  • 10.02.2016 22:54

    VANCOUVER — Canada's natural resources minister says the Liberal government wants to collaborate with indigenous communities to develop natural resources based on a low-carbon, sustainable energy economy. Jim Carr told an energy forum organized by the Assembly of First Nations today that Aboriginal Peoples will be consulted on resource projects and decisions will be based on science. Natural Resources ...

  • 10.02.2016 22:20

    EDMONTON -  Alberta lacks fulsome energy royalty reduction reporting, surplus spending plans and efficient cash management policies, a new report from the province's Auditor General shows. In a report released Wednesday, Alberta Auditor General Merwan Saher found that while the government's royalty reduction programs are designed to increase the amount of oil and gas extraction, Alberta ...

  • 10.02.2016 20:50

    Alberta lacks fulsome energy royalty reduction reporting, surplus spending plans and efficient cash management policies, a new report from the province’s Auditor General shows. In a report released Wednesday, Alberta Auditor General Merwan Saher fou

  • 10.02.2016 20:06

    EDMONTON — Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice has a new job. The Washington-based Canada Institute at the Wilson Center says Prentice has joined the organization as a visiting fellow. The think-tank works to increase awareness about Canada and Canada-U.S. relations among U.S. policymakers and opinion leaders. The Center says Prentice will use his time to complete a book on energy and environmental ...

  • 10.02.2016 18:54

    By Richard Einarson In March 2015, after months of debate and a massive outpouring of public support, the Alberta legislature passed Bill 10: An Act to Amend the Alberta Bill of Rights to Protect our Children. The bill received the support of all parties in the legislature. In the end, only two MLAs -- members of the PC party -- voted against it. This bill was specifically designed to ensure that no ...

  • 10.02.2016 05:26

    It’s a blast from the past, with Preston Manning trying to unite the right. Former Reform party leader Preston Manning is reaching out to Tory MPs in an effort to unite the Wildrose Party and Progressive Conservatives, but provincial opposition leader Brian Jean says he should stay out of the debate. In a Feb. 6 note to Alberta’s Conservative MPs, Manning asked for their help in bringing ...