Alberta UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith promises immediate sovereignty act

Alberta UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith promises immediate sovereignty act

One of the front-runners to replace Jason Kenney as Alberta’s premier says if she wins, legislation would come this fall to ignore federal laws along with steps to create a provincial police force and tax-collection agency. Danielle Smith said the legislature would need to pass an Alberta sovereignty act as soon as possible to allow … Read more

Alberta electricity rebates to start in July

Alberta electricity rebates to start in July

Electricity rebates announced by the UCP government more than three months ago will begin arriving next month. In a news release Wednesday afternoon, the province said almost two million Albertans will receive rebates on their electricity bills beginning in July. Read more: Receive an energy reject text message? It’s a scam, says Alberta government More … Read more

Trudeau criticizes Alberta’s response to opioid crisis during Edmonton visit

Trudeau criticizes Alberta’s response to opioid crisis during Edmonton visit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized the Alberta government Tuesday for not addressing the opioid epidemic in ways that have proven to be effective elsewhere. “As a government we’ve continued to push for safe consumption sites,” Trudeau said at the old Mercer Warehouse, where he promoted his Liberal government’s budget plan to relax tax laws for … Read more

Brian Jean withdraws arbitration ahead of Kenney’s leadership review

Brian Jean withdraws arbitration ahead of Kenney’s leadership review

Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche MLA Brian Jean says he is letting United Conservative Party members decide the fate of the party after withdrawing an arbitration dispute with the party board over the change in the leadership review process. Jean and 11 other UCP members filed a notice of dispute with the UCP arbitration committee on … Read more

Danielle Smith looking to re-enter Alberta politics, seeking UCP nomination in Livingstone-Macleod

Danielle Smith looking to re-enter Alberta politics, seeking UCP nomination in Livingstone-Macleod

Former Alberta provincial politician-turned-radio talk personality Danielle Smith is looking to get back under the dome in Edmonton. Smith said Thursday she will be seeking the nomination candidacy for the United Conservative Party in the riding of Livingstone-Macleod for next year’s general election, set for May 29, 2023. “I had a couple of people in … Read more