Fight over Athabasca University’s future continues as Jason Kenney gets government involved

Fight over Athabasca University’s future continues as Jason Kenney gets government involved

On March 24, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney visited Athabasca, 145 kilometers north of Edmonton, to discuss Athabasca University’s future at a town hall meeting. Peter Scott, the president of the university, said the school’s leaders were not invited. Mr. Kenney told the crowd his government instructed AU, an online institution with about 40,000 students in … Read more

Intraparty war in Alberta Premier Kenney’s UCP sees Twitter fight over clown image

Intraparty war in Alberta Premier Kenney’s UCP sees Twitter fight over clown image

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on sustainable helicopter air ambulance funding in Calgary on Friday, March 25, 2022.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press An internal fight plaguing Alberta’s governing party has taken a new twist with one of Premier Jason Kenney’s senior political staffers comparing Kenney’s backbench critics to clowns. Bryan Rogers, chief of staff to … Read more

Liberals dismiss accusations they intend to slap a green tax on pickup trucks

Liberals dismiss accusations they intend to slap a green tax on pickup trucks

Steven Guilbeault speaks during a press conference outside the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Center in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.CHAD HIPOLITO/The Canadian Press Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said the Conservatives are lying about a secret government plan to add a green tax to pickup trucks. There have been several tweets from Tory MPs, … Read more

Ben Harper scorches Jean Charest, while Pierre Poilievre’s team nurses a grudge

Ben Harper scorches Jean Charest, while Pierre Poilievre’s team nurses a grudge

Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre speaks during a campaign rally on March 31, in Ottawa.Dave Chan/The Globe and Mail Stephen Harper hasn’t personally jumped into the Conservative leadership race’s public stage, but there is a Harper who has emerged to pick sides: Ben Harper, son of the former prime minister. The younger … Read more

Growing concern among constituency offices for validity of Alberta’s United Conservative Party leadership review

Growing concern among constituency offices for validity of Alberta’s United Conservative Party leadership review

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks after the United Conservative Party annual meeting in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press Alberta’s United Conservative Party is more than a month away from declaring the results of its leadership review, but the validity of the outcome is already under scrutiny. Jason Kenney, Alberta’s Premier and … 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

Alberta top doctor’s claim of cabinet confidentiality challenged in court

Alberta top doctor’s claim of cabinet confidentiality challenged in court

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Barbara Romaine will decide next week whether or not a question regarding cabinet ever ignoring public health recommendations would infringe on cabinet confidentiality. The decision is part of a civil trial that began on Monday. Several individuals and churches launched a constitutional challenge in December 2020, accusing the provincial … Read more

Alberta Health Services CEO removed as provincial government forges ahead with plans to revamp care

Alberta Health Services CEO removed as provincial government forges ahead with plans to revamp care

CEO of Alberta Health Services Dr. Verna Yiu provides a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, on Sept. 3, 2021.JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Alberta’s health authority has removed its chief executive officer, as the government argues that “renewed” leadership will help propel its plans to revamp care in the province. Alberta Health Services, which is structured as … 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