UCP says Alberta’s energy war room’s ‘internal operations’ not subject to freedom of information laws

The Kenney government’s so-called “energy war room,” which is aimed at countering criticism of Alberta’s energy industry, is coming under fire again after the province revealed its “internal operations” won’t be subject to freedom of information laws. “Albertans should be…

Alberta transportation minister says some truck drivers permanently exempt from training standards enacted after Broncos crash

With growing calls for clarity on the matter from parents of victims in the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy, Alberta’s transportation minister confirmed Thursday that some truck drivers will be permanently exempt from new training standards announced in the wake of…

MLAs trade barbs on economy, budget as Alberta legislature resumes

Alberta’s fall legislature sitting began on full boil, with Premier Jason Kenney accusing the former government of trailblazing economic incompetence while NDP Leader Rachel Notley told him to stop throwing tantrums and take the wheel. With Kenney promising spending restraint…

Premier Kenney on budget cuts, user fees and being Albertan

As Alberta’s MLAs begin a fall session expected to be characterized by a tough budget and other austerity measures, we sat down with Premier Jason Kenney for an exclusive interview on what’s ahead. This interview has been edited and condensed.…

Alberta to introduce bills on farm safety, greenhouse gas emissions

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 7, 2019 1:04 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s government house leader says new rules will be introduced this fall on farm safety…

Opposition to Bill 9 continues with information picket at University of Lethbridge

Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) continued to voice their opposition to Bill 9 in Lethbridge on Friday. AUPE members and allies banded together outside the University of Lethbridge to host an information picket and to protest…

Alberta government approves $30M in disaster funding for wildfire, flood damage

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 3, 2019 11:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Wildfires and too much rain this year will put a $30-million dent in Alberta’s finances.…

Alberta beefing up penalties for those who trespass on farmers’ property

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says legislation is coming this fall to crack down on protesters who trespass on farms and agricultural land. Kenney says free speech must be protected but not when protesters trespass, create mischief and pose potential biohazards…