Alberta Politics

Edmonton-Southwest MLA Thomas Dang (centre) laughs along with his colleagues during an introductory meeting with all newly-elected MLAs in Edmonton on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Alberta MLA says he felt obligated to hack government website, used premier’s info

Thomas Dang under police investigation, says intent was to protect private information of Albertans

Edmonton-Southwest MLA Thomas Dang (centre) laughs along with his colleagues during an introductory meeting with all newly-elected MLAs in Edmonton on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean, left, and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney walk in to a press conference to announce a unity deal between the two in Edmonton on Thursday, May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

UCP membership soars as intraparty fight over Alberta premier’s leadership escalates

Nearly 14,000 people are signed up for the April 9 vote of confidence

Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean, left, and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney walk in to a press conference to announce a unity deal between the two in Edmonton on Thursday, May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean, left, and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney walk in to a press conference to announce a unity deal between the two in Edmonton on Thursday, May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Brian Jean set to return to Alberta legislature, gears up for showdown with premier

Jean has been buttonholing party members to sign up and vote against Kenney in a leadership review

Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean, left, and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney walk in to a press conference to announce a unity deal between the two in Edmonton on Thursday, May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney addresses supporters in Calgary, Alta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Outcome of Tuesday’s byelection a lose-lose for Alberta premier: political scientists

Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche constituency’s three main contenders all oppose Kenney’s leadership

United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney addresses supporters in Calgary, Alta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The premier has filed his defence in a defamation lawsuit brought against him over his remarks on the release of an Inquiry into supposed misinformation about the province’s energy industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

No victims, no foul: Alberta premier files defence in defamation suit

Statement of defence says groups that brought the lawsuit cannot be identified from his remarks

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The premier has filed his defence in a defamation lawsuit brought against him over his remarks on the release of an Inquiry into supposed misinformation about the province’s energy industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney poses for a photo as he hosts the Premier's annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021. Kenney will provide details on Alberta's film and television industry this afternoon, speaking publicly for the first time since significant changes were made to COVID-19 protections in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Opposition NDP calls for public inquiry into Alberta’s COVID-19 response

Hoffman: ‘It is clear that Albertans can no longer trust their own government to keep them safe’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney poses for a photo as he hosts the Premier's annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021. Kenney will provide details on Alberta's film and television industry this afternoon, speaking publicly for the first time since significant changes were made to COVID-19 protections in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are to meet Wednesday to discuss pipelines and the reopening of international borders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Pipelines and border openings on the agenda as Trudeau meets with Kenney

Prime Minister to meet with Alberta premier Kenney and mayor Nenshi in Calgary

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are to meet Wednesday to discuss pipelines and the reopening of international borders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. She says COVID-19 numbers continue to fall but the plan is to remain vigilant as the province prepares to fully reopen Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta COVID cases continue to fall, province set to fully reopen as planned

‘COVID-19 is not going away completely. It remains a potentially serious illness we must keep respecting’

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. She says COVID-19 numbers continue to fall but the plan is to remain vigilant as the province prepares to fully reopen Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Auditor General Doug Wylie speaks in Edmonton on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. nbsp;Alberta’s auditor general has flagged $1.6 billion worth of accounting blunders along with other oversight problems by Premier Jason Kenney’s government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta auditor flags $1.6B in government accounting blunders, oversight problems

Auditor general Doug Wylie says the errors have been or are being corrected by the United Conservative government

Alberta Auditor General Doug Wylie speaks in Edmonton on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. nbsp;Alberta’s auditor general has flagged $1.6 billion worth of accounting blunders along with other oversight problems by Premier Jason Kenney’s government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks to cabinet members in Edmonton on Monday December 3, 2018. Premier Rachel Notley is taking aim at Opposition Leader Jason Kenney’s promise to rein in spending, saying even a failure to fund population growth will have profound and harmful consequences.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Notley to stay on as Alberta NDP leader for 2023 provincial election

The NDP took almost all of Edmonton but few seats outside of the city

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks to cabinet members in Edmonton on Monday December 3, 2018. Premier Rachel Notley is taking aim at Opposition Leader Jason Kenney’s promise to rein in spending, saying even a failure to fund population growth will have profound and harmful consequences.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta politicians swap charges of bullying, misogyny after member ejected

Alberta politicians swap charges of bullying, misogyny after member ejected

Alberta politicians swap charges of bullying, misogyny after member ejected

Alberta politicians swap charges of bullying, misogyny after member ejected
Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry

Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry

Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry

Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry
Kenney defends referendum bill, accuses NDP of hypocrisy on campaign spending

Kenney defends referendum bill, accuses NDP of hypocrisy on campaign spending

Kenney defends referendum bill, accuses NDP of hypocrisy on campaign spending

Kenney defends referendum bill, accuses NDP of hypocrisy on campaign spending
NDP mocks Alberta premier’s UCP for taking COVID cash from ‘sugar daddy’ Trudeau

NDP mocks Alberta premier’s UCP for taking COVID cash from ‘sugar daddy’ Trudeau

NDP mocks Alberta premier’s UCP for taking COVID cash from ‘sugar daddy’ Trudeau

NDP mocks Alberta premier’s UCP for taking COVID cash from ‘sugar daddy’ Trudeau
Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins (Black Press file photo)

CALKINS: Needles Don’t Belong in Prisons

‘I invite you to join me in sharing your concerns with Minister Bill Blair’

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins (Black Press file photo)