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Jason Kenney, former immigration minister, questioned over how accused Edmonton attacker entered Canada

United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership candidate and former federal immigration minister Jason Kenney is facing questions over how the man accused of attacking a police...

Riding with Jason Kenney, the man who wants to unite Alberta's ...

We spent two days with Jason Kenney as he spreads his idea of uniting Alberta's conservatives to beat the NDP.Jason Kenney: Last of the Alberta...

Jason Kenney to launch provincial 'Truck Tour' in Edmonton

It is not known how many stops Kenney plans to make, though his first destinations are believed to be in northern Alberta. The federal MP...

Graham Thomson: Brian Jean hits the road to keep Jason Kenney out of Alberta politics

When Wildrose Leader Brian Jean issued a news release Monday to say he's embarking on a provincial speaking tour this summer to unite “common sense...

Sturgeon River-Parkland held by Rona Ambrose

Conservative veteran Rona Ambrose cruised to another easy victory Monday, but with her party losing power she admitted the win was far from perfect. “I...

The case for a moral economic vision

What sort of jobs? In what industries? “There is no bad job; the only bad job is not having a job,” the late Jim Flaherty...

Edmonton school students take part in historic recording of O Canada

... important part of our lives and our society. They are our future. Together with our children, we need to remember our past and look...

Promising money is 'not something we do during an election': Rona Ambrose

Federal Conservatives will likely find the missing $133 million for Edmonton's Vally Line LRT, but an announcement like that isn't appropriate during a federal election,...

Iveson: 'This is where my blood boils'

“This is where my blood boils,” Iveson said. Edmonton pushed ahead with only 25-per-cent federal funding support to lock in pricing and not delay the...

Ring of ire: Clogged southwest Henday fires up drivers

MP Rona Ambrose , former MLA Ray Danyluk , Bill van der Meer (project manager for Alberta Transportation, and councillor Ed Gibbons hold the last...

David Staples: Which federal party is best for Edmonton?

Conservative MPs such as Rona Ambrose and the recently retired Laurie Hawn have worked well with Edmonton, Krushell says. Hawn pushed hard for funding for...

Graham Thomson: Every riding should have a Brent Rathgeber

In July, federal cabinet minister Rona Ambrose popped up in the city to announce almost $400,000 for three projects under the government's Community Infrastructure program.

Mandryk: Stalled Chevy good news for Harper

In fact, the 12-year MLA made no bones about it, actively testing the waters to see how much support he would have in challenging junior...

NDP name all Alberta federal election candidates, as other parties catch up

2 with all ridings filled. In the last week, the NDP have selected several new candidates in northern Alberta. Union leader Guy Desforges won the...

From the archives: Edmonton Eskimos player denies violence

Maychak has also spoken with the office of the federal minister of labour/minister of status of women, Dr. Kellie Leitch. "We hope to take options...

Family of ex-KGB agent struggling to cope

Mr. Lennikov requires special permission from Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan to avoid deportation. To date, Mr. Van Loan has refused to intervene in...

MP James Rajotte will not run in federal election

Rajotte thanked his parliamentary and Conservative colleagues — including Jim Flaherty and Prime Minister Stephen Harper — for their guidance and leadership throughout his career,...

Harper sounds unrepentant note in wake of Omar Khadr's release on bail

Justice Minister Peter MacKay sounded a slightly more conciliatory note, saying Khadr's public declaration the previous day that he had renounced violence was a good...

Storify: Social media reacts to MacKay's 'Albertastan' comment

Justice Minister Peter MacKay responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, April 2,...

Federal health minister decries 'risky experiment' of electing NDP in Alberta

630ched.comEDMONTON - The Alberta economy is too important to the rest of the country to have Albertans conduct a “risky experiment” of electing an NDP...

Federal health minister announces compensation for Canada's 95 thalidomide ...

Toronto StarEDMONTON - The federal government is offering each of Canada's 95 surviving thalidomide victims a $125,000 lump-sum payment and access to a medical assistance...

Yellowhead voters go to the polls Nov. 17 in federal byelection

The seat has been vacant since former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty died in April. Yellowhead, which stretches from west of Spruce Grove to the B.C.

Immigration, unemployed workforce keys to solving labour shortage, Kenney says

EDMONTON - Alberta should look to more immigration as well as its 100,000-plus unemployed workers to help solve the labour shortage, says federal Employment Minister...

Time to tackle mental health in public service, expert says

Treasury Board President Tony Clement has previously said he was willing to consider the standard, along with any tools that could improve the wellness of...

Editorials: In a flap over mice, muskrats and art

Those historic fur toppers “will not be discontinued, despite the efforts of the radical animal-rights activists,” said Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq of Nunavut, a staunch...

Opinion: Failing grade for dementia policy

Whether it's John Mann's diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's or Gillian Bennett's touching suicide letter on deadatnoon.com, this horrific disease is finally a topic of national...

Postscript: Covering the temporary foreign worker program

After the story was published, Jason Kenney, the federal minister of employment, social development and multiculturalism, took to Twitter to counter the comments made by...

Canadian imam Bilal Philips unwelcome in Philippines

A spokesman for Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney said he couldn't comment on “operational matters of national security” but said the government has enacted...

Breakfast Bylines: Belgravia infill approved, car-free Whyte Ave. wanted ...

The federal Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney took to Twitter yesterday to respond to an story about how changes to the...

Federal Industry Minister James Moore looking forward to Prentice as premier

CALGARY - Federal Industry Minister James Moore says he expects soon-to-be Alberta premier Jim Prentice will be a welcome ally when it comes to future...

Kenney ridicules fears that tighter TFW rules will harm Alberta economy

EDMONTON - Fears that tighter rules on temporary foreign workers will do irreparable damage to Alberta's economy are “ridiculous,” said federal Minister of Employment and...

Thomson: Another tempest in a coffee cup for Lukaszuk?

NDP leader Brian Mason once described Lukaszuk as a “hood ornament” and in an infamous internal 2012 email, federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney referred to...

Group pushes for permanent residency status for temporary foreign workers

Truscott said that requests to meet with Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney were refused. “The group in question wanted to meet with Minister Kenney the day...

Federal NDP critic urges Immigration Minister to intervene on Congolese ...

EDMONTON - A federal opposition critic is calling on Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to intervene on behalf of Canadian families whose adoptions in the Democratic...

New headquarters building for 3rd Canadian Division was a long time coming

EDMONTON - Canadian Forces operations just got a little easier. Defence Minister Rob Nicholson announced the completion of a new Canadian Forces headquarters building on...

New headquarters buidling for 3rd Canadian Division was a long time coming

EDMONTON - Canadian Forces operations just got a little easier. Defence Minister Rob Nicholson announced the completion of a new Canadian Forces headquarters building on...

Edmonton terrorism suspect loses appeal of extradition committal

Defence lawyer Nathan Whitling told the appeal court that sometime after the lower court ruling, five charges of aiding murder were “introduced at the last...

Doctors thrown into 'untenable' position on medical marijuana, says CMA ...

The controversy over medicinal pot will be high on the agenda at the annual doctors' meeting, dubbed the “parliament of Canadian medicine,” where confirmed speakers...

Opinion: Turning the tide on prescription drug abuse

24, 2014, alongside Health Minister Rona Ambrose. This event flowed from the federal government's commitment in the 2013 throne speech to include prescription drug abuse...

Parks Canada rejects controversial Maligne Lake hotel, but approve tent cabins

In the spring, a group of former Parks Canada officials issued an open letter to federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq this spring, saying Canadians “have...

New surveillance system to document national bee health

“Our government understands the fundamental role bees play in keeping Canadian agriculture strong,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, who announced $1 million in funding for...

New surveillance system to document national bee health

“Our government understands the fundamental role bees play in keeping Canadian agriculture strong,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, who announced $1 million in funding for...

More sugar info: Ottawa proposes food label changes

Federal health minister Rona Ambrose announced the proposed changes Monday at a south Edmonton grocery store, stating they were a step toward addressing rising rates...

Fantino undecided on future of veterans' medical marijuana program

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino has yet to decide the future of his department's medical marijuana program, including whether the benefits the government provides veterans...

Khadr eligible for parole board hearing: lawyer

Federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney says a youth sentence is not appropriate for a convicted terrorist. Whitling also noted that Khadr's habeas corpus application...

Alberta court rules Khadr should serve sentence in provincial jail

The federal government will “fight any attempt to lessen (Khadr's) punishment for these crimes” or remove him from federal prison, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney...

Province will spend $5.6 million to replace houses in Little Buffalo

Oberle, who will meet federal Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt next week, said he's “extremely optimistic” the federal government is about re-start...

Ottawa OKs Arctic offshore seismic tests over local objections

... over the objections of Inuit communities and organizations. In a letter to the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says he...

Ottawa OKs Arctic offshore seismic tests over local objections

Ottawa has approved energy exploration in offshore Arctic waters over the objections of Inuit communities and organizations. In a letter to the Qikiqtani Inuit Association,...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper pushes Quebec to take part in national issues ...

Couillard, a staunch federalist, won a majority in the April 7 election, beating out Pauline Marois' Parti Quebecois. Conservative MP Denis Lebel said the result...