Essay awarded by Alberta government says immigration is ‘cultural suicide,’ women unequal to men

Essay awarded by Alberta government says immigration is ‘cultural suicide,’ women unequal to men

The Alberta Legislature building in Edmonton, 2019.CANDACE ELLIOTT/Reuters Alberta’s legislature awarded a prize to an essay that equated immigration to “cultural suicide” and argued women are “not exactly equal” to men in a contest championed and judged by an MLA who is now the province’s associate minister for the status of women. The competition, led … Read more

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As Alberta drivers get set to head out for another summer weekend, prices at the gas pumps are trending down. On Friday afternoon, most stations in Edmonton had pump prices around 157.9 cents per litre, with at least one station charging as low as 136.9 cents per litre. Read more: Gas tax savings to start … Read more

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As Alberta drivers get set to head out for another summer weekend, prices at the gas pumps are trending down. On Friday afternoon, most stations in Edmonton had pump prices around 157.9 cents per litre, with at least one station charging as low as 136.9 cents per litre. Read more: Gas tax savings to start … Read more

Alberta’s jobs minister Doug Schweitzer resigns

Alberta’s jobs minister Doug Schweitzer resigns

Alberta’s jobs minister Doug Schweitzer has resigned. In a tweet on Friday afternoon, Schweitzer announced he has provided Premier Jason Kenney with his resignation from Cabinet. He also said he will continue to serve as MLA until the end of the month or another date established closer to that time. “It was an honor to … Read more

Alberta ups ante in mandate fight with Athabasca University, threatens funding cut

Alberta ups ante in mandate fight with Athabasca University, threatens funding cut

The Alberta government has upped the ante in its fight with Athabasca University, directing the online-oriented school to get busy making sure more staff work in the small northern town or risk losing millions of dollars in funding. “The university must end its pursuit of the near-virtual strategy and must deliver a new strategic plan … Read more

Suspected gas pump price gouging prompts Alberta first to demand investigation

Suspected gas pump price gouging prompts Alberta first to demand investigation

Alberta’s premier is demanding an explanation for continued sky-high gas prices across the province. In a news release Friday afternoon, Jason Kenney said he’s launching an investigation into potential price gouging. “First, this afternoon I met with the Canadian Fuels Association to express Albertans’ frustration with recent gas price trends and demand an explanation for … Read more

Suspected gas pump price gouging prompts Alberta first to demand investigation

Suspected gas pump price gouging prompts Alberta first to demand investigation

Alberta’s premier is demanding an explanation for continued sky-high gas prices across the province. In a news release Friday afternoon, Jason Kenney said he’s launching an investigation into potential price gouging. “First, this afternoon I met with the Canadian Fuels Association to express Albertans’ frustration with recent gas price trends and demand an explanation for … Read more

Behind the COVID curtain: formerly confidential Alberta government documents made public

Behind the COVID curtain: formerly confidential Alberta government documents made public

The Provincial Court of Alberta released documents on Wednesday that provide the public a glimpse behind the curtain on how the UCP government decided when to begin removing Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions in February. The documents — which were previously marked confidential — were ordered by provincial court to be turned over by one of the … Read more

Pro-life float at Alberta town’s Canada Day parade generates surprised reaction

Pro-life float at Alberta town’s Canada Day parade generates surprised reaction

Hundreds of people lined the streets in Olds, Alta., on Friday to watch the Canada Day parade, something they haven’t been able to do since before the COVID-19 pandemic began. For the most part, they were treated to the usual parade fodder: fire trucks, Mounties and various entries by local sports teams and community groups. … Read more

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