Alberta online politics news

  • 02.04.2017 03:20

    MADDEN -  Two more jump into the ring. This Brad Wall story is getting more interesting. On Saturday, PC leader Jason Kenney is up around Penhold getting folks on board with uniting conservatives in one party and he has a few things to say about Premier Notley’s latest move. “The NDP is being embarrassed by Saskatchewan and they’re now lashing out. They’re scapegoating ...

  • 01.04.2017 20:04

    OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume Wholesome Farms’ Vanilla Sundae Cups due to possible Listeria contamination. The agency says Central Smith Creamery is recalling the ice cream sold in 115-millilitre packaging with the product code of 017032. In a statement Friday night, the CFIA says the product has been distributed in Alberta, Manitoba, ...

  • 01.04.2017 01:58

    Alberta's auditor general is looking at whether the NDP government's changes to the province's electrical system have put it in control of what has been an arms-length agency. Last fall, the NDP government authorized the Balancing Pool — an independent provincial agency — to borrow to help cover its losses from money-losing power purchase arrangements for coal-fired power. The ...

  • 01.04.2017 00:52

    RED DEER, Alta. - Cross-boundary political sniping between Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Saskatchewan's Brad Wall has escalated over Wall's attempt to poach oil and gas firms. Wall's government sent letters earlier this week to several Calgary-based energy companies offering them incentives to relocate to Saskatchewan. The government is offering to subsidize relocation costs, trim taxes ...

  • 31.03.2017 17:58

    As Lexin Resources Ltd. fought to fend off bankruptcy in the face of anxious creditors last year, a company official said the Calgary-based junior oil and gas firm was paying its debts — unless it disputed the amounts owed. But disputes were piling up for Lexin, with workers growing increasingly concerned the company's tight grip on the purse strings was beginning to undermine safety at its ...

  • 31.03.2017 17:56

    The Alberta government plans to borrow more than $2 billion over four years to cover losses from power contracts, despite claims there are cheaper alternatives. Four companies that bought coal-fired electricity from generators and resold it to the grid under the deregulated market have walked away from these power purchase agreements. They claimed the deals are no longer attractive after the government ...

  • 31.03.2017 01:06

    RED DEER, Alta. — Cross-boundary political sniping between Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Saskatchewan's Brad Wall has escalated over Wall's attempt to poach oil and gas firms. Wall's government sent letters earlier this week to several Calgary-based energy companies offering them incentives to relocate to Saskatchewan. The government is offering to subsidize relocation costs, trim taxes ...

  • 30.03.2017 23:10

    The NDP government is prepared to introduce legislation this spring to begin making fixes to the child welfare system, Children Services Minister Danielle Larivee said Thursday.   But as Alberta's child intervention panel met in Calgary for the first time, opposition MLAs on the committee are expressing frustration around the process. The panel was created after revelations about the death ...

  • 30.03.2017 22:10

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall may have breached the New West trade partnership by trying to lure energy companies to his province. While in Red Deer to announce a new courthouse for the city, Notley called Saskatchewan’s actions unwise. Notley didn’t say Alberta would pull out of the partnership, but would carefully consider the province’s response. ...

  • 30.03.2017 19:10

    Despite previously announcing he would seek the leadership of the Alberta Liberals, outgoing St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse stated in a blog post Wednesday he would no longer be vying for the role. "While many may wonder the reason(s) for this decision, the reasons will be kept private and I will provide 'no comment' as to these varied questions and associated speculation," Crouse ...

  • 30.03.2017 17:32

    RED DEER — Proof of Alberta's booming craft-beer industry descended on Red Deer this week at the province's first ever craft-beer convention. More than 400 brewers and industry folk from across the province turned out to network, swap stories and talk everything beer. About half the attendees to the Alberta Craft Brewing Convention have yet to formally start breweries. With a guffaw, ...

  • 30.03.2017 03:06

    CALGARY — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is taking a turf war with Alberta to its economic heart, inviting energy companies based in Calgary to move their headquarters to his province. In a letter to Whitecap Resources (TSX:WCP) dated Monday, Wall offers to subsidize relocation costs, trim taxes and royalties and help find space in unused government buildings if the oil and gas firm moves to Saskatchewan. ...

  • 30.03.2017 03:04

    Newly elected Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney wants to “destroy the good work that has been done” on gay-straight alliances in schools, Education Minister David Eggen said Wednesday. Reacting to Kenney’s comments Tuesday that parents should be informed when their child joins a gay-straight alliance or similar club in school unless the parents are abusive, Eggen posted ...

  • 29.03.2017 21:28

    CALGARY — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is taking a turf war with Alberta to its economic heart, inviting energy companies based in Calgary to move their headquarters to his province. In a letter to Whitecap Resources (TSX:WCP), Wall offers to subsidize relocation costs, trim taxes and royalties and help find space in unused government buildings if the oil and gas firm moves to Saskatchewan. ...

  • 29.03.2017 03:32

    New Tory Leader Jason Kenney says parents should be notified if their children join a gay-straight alliance at school and the NDP government should take a less confrontational approach with hold-out schools on LGBTQ issues. In an editorial board with Postmedia in Calgary on Tuesday, Kenney — who won the Progressive Conservative leadership just over a week ago — reiterated that if he becomes ...

  • 29.03.2017 00:34

    New Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney condemned federal leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary's attacks on Premier Rachel Notley Tuesday and said his stance on federalism makes little sense. And Kenney — the former MP elected PC leader just over a week ago — said O'Leary should be ruled out as the new Conservative leader because of his lack of French. In a meeting with ...

  • 28.03.2017 22:24

    Before you get too immersed in Michelle Psiurski's Facebook page, she wants you to remember one thing: "If you're gonna watch my videos, read the warnings." She makes it very clear what people are getting themselves into. Each video comes with not-so-subtle cautions: **WARNING: FOUL BAD NAUGHTY TASTELESS LANGUAGE! LOL, VIEWER DISCRETION, ONCE AGAIN, STRONGLY ADVISED!** **EXTREME WARNING: ...

  • 28.03.2017 22:06

    Thank you, Brexit and Trump. You’ve helped Canada rise in the rankings of the world’s most competitive financial centres. Thanks to a stable business environment, Canada’s largest cities climbed up in the rankings of the world’s most competitive financial centres, and Canada now holds four of the top 10 spots in North America. (Calgary, in 49th spot, isn't shown on the chart.) Toronto ranked number ...

  • 28.03.2017 02:22

    Alberta's NDP will await federal legislation and a public conversation before rolling out its own policies around legalized pot, Premier Rachel Notley said Monday. With the feds reportedly set to announce legislation next month with the aim of making marijuana legal by next Canada Day, Notley said Alberta isn't rushing to put its own stamp on the policy before setting eyes on it, or before ...

  • 26.03.2017 01:48

    The team tasked with taking the first step toward uniting conservatives in Alberta is expected to report back by the first week of May. The "discussion groups" were asked to create a framework for unity, which will then go to the members of both the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties to be ratified and approved. A news release, sent from both parties Friday, said the group has ...

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