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Town Talk: Hotelier Eleni Skalbania remembered with dinner to fund brain-cancer research

SO THERE: Elsewhere along the developer-politician divide, Wall Financial Corp. founder Peter Wall sidestepped the City of Vancouver Heritage Awards presentations. .... Braid: Alberta Conservatives...

Calgary MP backs Erin O'Toole as Conservative leadership vote ...

Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Scheer came to Calgary Monday to talk about how well his campaign is doing in Quebec. Scheer said Albertans ...and more »...

Michael Den Tandt: 'Mad Max' Bernier will be the next Conservative leader — and other predictions for 2017

Next, the big intuitive misread: A year ago, with the Oct., 2015 election beginning to recede a bit, I expected former prime minister Stephen Harper...

And then there were 13: Winnipeg doctor drops out of Conservative leadership race

The National Post couldn't reach another candidate, Alberta MP Deepak Obhrai, after repeated attempts to determine whether or not he is staying in the race.

2016 Year In Review: A look back at the events that shaped our world (April – June)

18: Furor erupts when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wades through a crowd of opposition members in the House of Commons and elbows NDP MP Ruth...

Lee Richardson considering Liberal run in Calgary Heritage

Longtime Conservative politician Lee Richardson says he's “strongly considering” a run in ex-prime minister Stephen Harper's former riding — for the federal Liberals. “I've been...

Braid: NDP ally undercuts claim of $2 billion loss on power deals

If all the PPAs are terminated, the cash in the balancing pool could be wiped out, thus ending rebates on utility bills. But neither would...

'Grain is king,' says CP's Creel: Railroads vow to haul what could be bumper crop

Earlier this spring, the new federal Liberal government extended the provisions of the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act for one year — giving it...

Work to widen Trans-Canada Highway through Yoho starts this fall

Anne-Marie Syslak, executive director of the southern Alberta chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, said wildlife connectivity is their main concern. “It's critical,”...

Braid: Harper's blessing for Kenney doesn't mean easy victory

One longtime conservative at the barbecue pined for Peter Lougheed, the first PC premier, who always said what he would do rather than what his...

Girl Guides converge onto Sylvan Lake for rare national camp

Getting organized for the 2000 Girl Guides from across the globe arriving for Guiding Mosaic 2016 from July 9-17 at Camp Woods, about 10 kilometres...

Hehr: There's a reason I didn't vote in favour of the Energy East pipeline

“Of greater concern are the remarks attributed to the then Minister of Natural Resources,” wrote the court, referring to Joe Oliver's public endorsement of the...

Braid: The touch of Brexit in Jason Kenney's plan for conservatives

We could call it Jaxit — Jason Kenney's echo of the Brexit thing, right here in Alberta. The Jaxit camp invites regular folks to overwhelm...

(Update) Braid: Kenney's conservative unity plan the oddest ever, but it may work

He was also very respectful toward Jean, Ric McIver, Preston Manning, Stephen Harper and ex-premiers Peter Lougheed and Ralph Klein — just name your conservative...

Kenney to make announcement on potential PC leadership run soon

Also present at the meeting were Conservative MPs Blake Richards, and Chris Warkentin, along with longtime Conservative Rob Anders. Kenney, known for being a solid...

Braid: Here's how Jason Kenney could actually win the PC leadership

Jason Kenney as leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives? It's a great idea for a press gallery Christmas skit. For the PC party itself, the...

Trudeau moves to strengthen environmental reviews of pipelines

That step was criticized for adding yet another layer to an already lengthy process, with Conservative lawmaker Candice Bergen saying Trudeau's Liberals “have created massive...

Conservatives can win in 2019 but new policies and approach are needed, say leadership candidates

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel, (far-left), hosts a barbecue with Conservative leadership candidates Andrew Scheer, Kellie Leitch, Tony Clement, Lisa Raitt. Co-host with Rempel is Banff-Airdrie...

Revamp of Canada Pension Plan centre stage at finance ministers' meeting

... Carlos Leitao, Quebec, Cathy Rogers, New Brunswick, Michael de Jong, British Columbia, (back row, left to right) Allen Roach, P.E.I., Joe Ceci, Alberta, Robert...

Trudeau gets burned at barbecue forum for Conservative leadership candidates

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel, (far-left), hosts a barbecue with Conservative leadership candidates Andrew Scheer, Kellie Leitch, Tony Clement, Lisa Raitt. Co-host with Rempel is Banff-Airdrie...

Calgary MPs taking wait-and-see approach on Conservative leadership race

While Alberta remains the conservative heartland — eight of Calgary's 10 House of Commons' seats are represented by Tories — local MPs such as Ron...

Braid: Notley rouses her party for three years of political war

When the occasion demands, she can deliver a better motivational speech than any Progressive Conservative premier, including Peter Lougheed. Notley's keynote address stirred New Democrats...

Braid: Notley rouses her party for three years of political war

When the occasion demands, she can deliver a better motivational speech than any Progressive Conservative premier, including Peter Lougheed. Notley's keynote address stirred New Democrats...

Canadian airports face longer security lines without more funding, say experts

An extra $29 million in the Liberal government's first budget will help to maintain the current threshold this year. "Based on the long-term funding that...

Vancouver lawyer voted new Tory president

OTTAWA — British Columbians are rarely mentioned in discussions about the next permanent leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. But the election over the...

As Wildrose and Tories contemplate next steps, a political vet says they're going the wrong way

He noted the federal split of conservatives was only healed through the actions of party leaders Stephen Harper and Peter MacKay. Jean last fall called...

Rafting dispute raging again in Golden, as CP cuts off access

“This is a Liberal government and I'm an NDP MLA. I've been ... There was an online petition with more than 5,000 signatures, a Facebook...

Former Wildrose leader Hinman seeking Medicine Hat Tory nomination

Hinman is one of a number of candidates seeking the federal Conservative nomination in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, a seat left vacant by the unexpected death of...

Tories plot their future in Red Deer

But Rod MacKenzie, president of the association, said that on a personal level “I would like to see the PC party strengthened and competitive in...

Fortney: Calgary offers shelter to Fort McMurray's people and their pets

Peter Crockatt's old dog Sebastian doesn't use his kennel anymore, either. “We donated to the Red Cross as well,” says Crockatt, whose wife Joan is...

Braid: Notley sails into year two on a sea of trouble

“I don't mind a bet or two, but Notley is playing all 52 cards at once, including the joker,” says one longtime conservative of a...

Gathering of Alberta conservatives backs call for new provincial party

“Wildrose will continue to have grassroots discussions with principled conservatives about becoming an even broader and more inclusive big tent party,” he said. No sitting...

Family of Calgary mother isolated in France raising pressure on Ottawa for help

Calgary Conservative MPs Michelle Rempel, who was out of country, and Deepak Obhrai could not be immediately reached for comment Wednesday afternoon. Kent Hehr, a...

Federal ministers praise Notley but make no pipeline promises at Kananaskis retreat

KANANASKIS VILLAGE — With the cloudy skies overhead matching Alberta's economic gloom, Liberal cabinet ministers meeting in the midst of the Rocky Mountains said the...

Sports wagering legitimization being discussed both sides of the border

As the wagers continue to pour in on a daily basis, the debate over their potential legitimization is still waging in political circles on both...

Editorial: Monitoring of billions pledged to aboriginals is lacking

“We are hearing from band members all across Canada that they are concerned about the Liberal decision not to enforce the First Nations Transparency Act,”...

Stuart Derdeyn's record reviews for Friday, March 25

Carrie Watson and her team of 12 animals work with a range of clients with such . ... The Progressive Conservatives created a unite-the-right nightmare...

Spring fashion trend report: Stripes and boho are back

Fashion shows these days are almost more about the social media and street-style stars than the clothes themselves. But there's no denying there will always...

Braid: Are the B.C. Liberals friends or vultures?

Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous said: “This is a direct attack, calling a spade a spade, on the previous Progressive Conservative government, and the fact...

Kerr: There's a reason why Kent Hehr didn't support the Energy East pipeline

Hehr went on to defeat Conservative incumbent Joan Crockatt in Calgary Centre and is now minister of veterans' affairs in Justin Trudeau's government. The federal...

Braid: Notley's changes add up to an Alberta revolution

. Don Braid, More from Don Braid, ... For sheer scope and ambition, it far outstrips anything done by the surprising NDP role model,...

Braid: Notley's changes add up to an Alberta revolution

For sheer scope and ambition, it far outstrips anything done by the surprising NDP role model, the late PC premier Peter Lougheed. The revolution spreads...

Braid: Flintstone Federation on the rise as pipeline debate turns ugly

Separatism faded within two years, partly because Christie was widely seen as an anti-Semitic crank, but mostly because Progressive Conservative Premier Peter Lougheed fought Ottawa...

Liberal finance minister says Ottawa is ready to help Alberta

Earlier Friday, another Liberal cabinet minister said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the person to deliver on the issue of new pipelines. Calgary MP Kent...

Will Jason Kenney unite the right in Alberta?

Alberta Conservative MP Jason Kenney in conversation with a pair of Ontario legislative interns at a reception hosted by the British high commissioner on Thursday,...

Braid: Will Jason Kenney ride in to save Alberta conservatism?

Some feel federal Conservative MP Jason Kenney should step in. Or maybe it will be Rona Ambrose, the current interim leader of the defeated federal...

Braid: The PCs shredded for days, but we don't know what they shredded, so it ...

The great shredding began only hours after the great shaming — the defeat of Alberta's Progressive Conservatives last May 5. By 9 a.m. the next...

Braid: The PCs shredded for days, but we don't know what they shredded, so it ...

Jill Clayton, left, the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and Peter Hourihan, the Public Interest Commissioner, during a press conference to discuss the results of their...

Braid: Greg Clark and his mighty little opposition party

He actually dreams of moving straight from his lone legislature seat to the premier's office. The Alberta Party hopes the appeal lies in mildly conservative...

Compelling Calgarians: 20 people you'll want to watch in 2016

Students compete for $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to kick-start business ideas. The Energy New Venture Competition ..... After 15 years on city council,...