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Wildlife fence being installed along Highway 3 near Crowsnest pass ...

The province is taking steps to prevent wildlife from being hit by vehicles along Highway 3.Wildlife fencing to be installed along Highway 3 - 660...

'Tobaccogate' conflict allegations against former premier Alison Redford to be investigated again

There will be another investigation of conflict-of-interest allegations against former Alberta premier Alison Redford. The allegations relate to a potentially lucrative tobacco-litigation contract Redford personally...

Redford's office requested retrieval of former MLA Thomas Lukaszuk's $20000 cellphone bill from storage

Five months before a $20,000 cellphone bill was leaked to the media in an apparent attempt to damage Tory MLA Thomas Lukaszuk's leadership campaign, it...

Why Jason Kenney could be the best thing to happen to Rachel Notley

He wasn't the first — former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith lost the 2012 election over her views on climate change and her candidate's views on...

Uber 'reviewing' new Alberta rules before deciding to resume service

On Tuesday, Transportation Minister Brian Mason confirmed that an insurance policy created especially for ride services such as Uber will be available in Alberta starting...

Rebuilding conservative coalition in Alberta a job like no other in Canadian politics

Ric McIver and Alison Redford. But when the federal PCs and the Canadian Alliance merged to form the Conservative Party of Canada, there wasn't much...

Potential Jason Kenney bid for PC leadership debated by political panel

"This is a very different type of proposed leadership campaign, Jim Prentice was courted, they wanted Jim Prentice, he was going to be asked to...

Alberta premier's office spent same amount as Alison Redford's staff

Premier Rachel Notley's office spent nearly $340,000 last year, an amount that matches the spending under former Premier Alison Redford. According to documents posted online,...

Public input needed to ensure survival of local journalism

... reporters Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell employed freedom of information requests and other investigative journalism techniques to expose the improper use of public resources...

NDP issues managers cost Albertans nearly $1M a year

He said the Notley government has the same number of political staff as the previous PC government under Jim Prentice, and fewer than when Alison...

Brian Mason fires back at Springbank landowners group about dry dam

Don't Damn Springbank, a group of landowners upset over plans to create a flood mitigating dry dam west of Calgary, released a statement on Tuesday...

Alberta PCs hold first AGM since election loss to NDP

The preferential-voting system used in recent contests led to the victories of former premiers Alison Redford and Ed Stelmach. Neither were considered the frontrunner during...

New Red Deer interchange part of $7B in highway projects Notley says will bring jobs

A $100-million interchange in Red Deer will be one of nearly 600 transportation projects the Alberta government plans to spend billions of dollars on over...

Notley says Calgary-Greenway byelection sends message about economy

Corey Hogan, former senior strategist to Naheed Nenshi and Alison Redford, said it's difficult to make broad statements about political attitudes in a race where...

Alberta throne speech to provide glimpse of NDP economic agenda

Government house leader Brian Mason said the economy will be the focus of what he called a "robust" legislative agenda. "Over the next few months,...

Transportation minister Brian Mason to announce province's plan for Uber

After weeks of waiting to see if the province would allow companies like Uber to operate in Alberta, Transportation Minister Brian Mason will announce his...

Review of ethics investigation into tobacco-litigation contract delayed

The review of a previous ethics commissioner's investigation into how the contract to litigate Alberta's $10-billion tobacco lawsuit was awarded under former premier Alison Redford...

Alberta minister concerned about Ottawa's cost-sharing formula for infrastructure funding

Alberta Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason is concerned about the federal government's cost-sharing formula for infrastructure funding that is expected to be distributed by Ottawa in...

Courting Calgary will be key for NDP to have a hope at re-election

For example, during the PC dynasty, the Calgary premiers (Peter Lougheed, Ralph Klein, Alison Redford and Jim Prentice) were in power 30 years and five...

Ex-premier Alison Redford to attend portrait unveiling, likely in spring

The image of former premier Alison Redford is expected to be immortalized on the walls of the Alberta legislature this spring — and Redford will...

Alberta's distracted driving demerits praised as 'a start' by victim

Transportation Minister Brian Mason says the message is not getting through and tougher sanctions are needed. He said it's "a top priority." "People continue to...

Premier Notley resists calls for RCMP investigation of tobacco-litigation contract

An internal email suggests Jamie Cuming, a partner in the winning International Tobacco Recovery Lawyers (ITRL) consortium, believed it had an inside track to then...

Partner believed winning Alberta tobacco-litigation team would have political ...

"The positives that arose from the meeting are that Rob Hawkes has discussed the file directly with Alison Redford, and she indicated to him we...

Second reading debate on Bill 6 to end after motion passed

Second reading of the government's contentious farm safety bill will end today after NDP House Leader Brian Mason introduced a motion Wednesday to limit debate...

Alberta NDP serves notice closure may be used to limit debate on Bill 6

The NDP government has introduced three motions to invoke closure on Bill 6, its controversial proposed farm safety legislation. While the government hasn't acted on...

Alberta orders review of ethics investigation into Alison Redford

A retired Supreme Court justice will review an Alberta ethics commissioner's investigation that examined how the contract to litigate the province's $10-billion tobacco lawsuit was...

Wildrose calls on NDP to make Alberta tobacco litigation information public

​The Wildrose critic for government accountability is calling on the NDP to clear the air on how the contract to litigate Alberta's $10-billion tobacco lawsuit...

Alison Redford chose last-ranked legal consortium for Alberta's $10B tobacco ...

The "independent" process through which Alberta chose a legal consortium for a $10-billion lawsuit against the tobacco industry was manipulated, allowing former premier Alison Redford...

MLA Sandra Jansen says Shannon Phillips has lost 'authority to govern'

Jansen, associate minister for families and community safety under former premier Alison Redford, a portfolio which included women's issues, took issue with an assertion by...

Judge Robin Camp's rape remarks led to appeal before Peter MacKay promoted him

Camp's main area of practice was commercial litigation before he was appointed to the Alberta criminal court division by the government of Alison Redford in...

MLA Sandra Jansen, cabinet minister Shannon Phillips battle over PC record on ...

Jansen, who was the associate minister for families and community safety under former premier Alison Redford, took issue with an assertion by Phillips that the...

Bid to unite Alberta conservatives supported by Wildrose, Brian Jean says

In his speech, Jean talked about the events of December 2014, when former leader Danielle Smith crossed to the PCs along with nine other MLAs.

Alberta NDP look forward to new relationship with Ottawa

Alberta Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason said he and Sohi have much in common, since both drove buses for Edmonton Transit before they first ran for...

Fall legislature session starts Monday

The NDP government is expected to get down to business today as the fall session gets underway this afternoon at the Alberta legislature. Premier Rachel...

Premier Rachel Notley to announce cabinet shuffle

Kathleen Ganley - Justice/Aboriginal Affairs; David Eggen - Education/Culture and Tourism; Margaret Mccuaig-Boyd - Energy; Shannon Phillips - Environment and Parks/Status of Women; Brian Mason...

Keith Boag: Is politics broken? We might share the blame

The youngish (to me) Carter has become a minor celebrity among the chattering classes because of his role in some closely watched Alberta campaigns: the...

"There is some uncertainty in Alberta right now with respect to things like ...

"There is some uncertainty in Alberta right now with respect to things like ..."Once political leaders start to abandon one pipeline project, then that opens...

Alison Redford cuts ties with Alberta's PC party

CBC.ca - Calgary - CBC NewsCBC.caFormer premier Alison Redford says she is no longer a part of Alberta's Progressive Conservative Party, which she led during...

Alison Redford praises premiers for national energy strategy

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford says the national energy strategy agreed upon by provincial premiers Friday will provide some level of certainty to the oil...

Rachel Notley follows in Alison Redford's footsteps with Quebec talks ...

The moment is strikingly similar to when former premiers Alison Redford and Pauline Marois met three years ago. Marois opposed Enbridge's Line 9 reversal projec,t...

Alberta finishes 2014-15 with more than $1B surplus

He repeated his party's call for Ceci to table a budget in September, noting the last budget was released in March 2014, when Alison Redford...

Oilpatch could lose $100B without new pipelines, says firm

Western Canadian oil producers are at risk of losing $100 billion in the next 15 years if no new pipelines are constructed in North America,...

Cabinet speculation after NDP's historic win

Her choices will almost certainly include her three colleagues who have that now-coveted experience inside the legislature — Derron Bilous, David Eggen and Brian Mason.

Alison Redford Alberta's 'Oops Girl,' according to Edmonton's Gerry Rasmussen

If Clara Bow was "The It Girl" during the silent film era, then Alison Redford may well have been "The Oops Girl" during Alberta's recent...

Alberta premier-designate Rachel Notley to meet with new caucus

The party has brought in its federal counterparts to help with the transition: Anne McGrath, chief of staff to former federal NDP leader Jack Layton...

Alberta Liberals look to rebuild after disappointing election

The Liberal campaign was managed by Raj Sherman, who stepped down as party leader in January. When asked about challenges he faced going into the...

Alberta NDP on the issues, according to Vote Compass

Gay-straight alliances are proven to reduce bullying, encourage understanding, and build truly inclusive school communities, which is something that deserves all-party support." Source: Statement from...

Danielle Smith says Wildrose floor-crossing not sole reason for Alberta PC defeat

Danielle Smith says the Wildrose floor-crossing is not the only reason that Progressive Conservatives Party lost its hold in Alberta. "There's no question it was...

Debate continues over travel expenses ahead of trade mission to Asia

The NDP opposition continues to quiz the provincial government over expenses associated with a trade mission to Asia. NDP leader Cam Broten has characterized some...

Alberta election: Get-out-the-vote operations will be key, strategist says

... and organization to get likely supporters to the polling stations will be especially vital in battleground Calgary, said Stephen Carter, who was behind Naheed...