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/REPEAT -- Media Advisory - Urban Worker Skillshare Series offers tools and support to Toronto's precarious workers/

"The nature of work is rapidly changing, yet the policies in place to protect and support workers are stuck in the past," says Andrew Cash,...

Media Advisory - Urban Worker Skillshare Series offers tools and support to Toronto's precarious workers

"The nature of work is rapidly changing, yet the policies in place to protect and support workers are stuck in the past," says Andrew Cash,...

Graham Thomson: Jason Kenney pops back to the surface

But for more than two weeks Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney was, as far as the legislature and mainstream media were concerned, missing in action.

Graham Thomson: Alberta NDP MLAs gleeful in their indignation over Jason Kenney quotes

The NDP is indignant over comments made last week by Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney who seemed to suggest that teachers “out” gay students to...

Jason Kenney pledges to unite the right, hold referendum if elected PC leader

There was plenty of speculation Thursday as political observers and party members weighed in on how Progressive Conservative leadership contender Jason Kenney's plan to create...

Paula Simons: Edmonton students say school's dress code shames girls

“Meanwhile, a guy will be low-riding, with his pants below his butt, and the school won't do anything. ” From left: Echo Morita, Trina McGuire...

Australia to Canada: Help us with refugee crisis

“There have been no official talks between Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Australian Government to resettle in Canada asylum seekers that are currently...

CFIB backs NDP Bill to allow small businesses to be passed on to next generation

NDP MP Guy Caron's bill proposes amendments to the Income Tax Act that will ease the tax burden on business owners seeking to pass their...

Canadian men's rugby sevens team gearing up for last-ditch Olympic qualifier

Before that, the team was 14th in Hong Kong. In London, Middleton hopes to field as close to his Olympic qualifying squad as he can...

Capitals are loose and confident and on brink of elimination

16-19, very early in coach Mike Sullivan's tenure. The Capitals have a deep hole to dig out of to try to make the conference final...

Founder of shoe giveaway company Toms looks back on 10 years

As a Christian businessman, Mycoskie was lambasted in 2014 for giving a speech at an event hosted by the conservative group Focus on the Family,...

Broken Liberal election promise to cost small business $2.2 billion

The former Conservative government, after supporting an NDP motion calling for a small business tax break, announced in the 2015 budget that it would move...

Laurie Hawn: Prudent spending in tough times should never fall out of fashion

The Wildrose is on the right track with its calls to reduce provincial government, writes Laurie Hawn. This file photo shows Wildrose leader Brian Jean...

Kitsilano Coast Guard station reopens May 1, Comox radio station to close May 10

Conservative Mark Strahl and the NDP's Fin Donnelly slammed Tootoo for not waiting for the committee to report on the wisdom of shutting the marine...

Liberals targeted four BC ridings with party funds to help campaigns: Analysis

Those returns make it look like the national party — not associations — sent $225,415 to help Pam Goldsmith-Jones defeat Conservative John Weston in the...

Ethics commissioner clears Wilson-Raybould, but Conservatives press attack

asked Alberta Tory MP Blaine Calkins. LeBlanc shot back that the MP “should be ashamed” for raising “fabricated allegations,” and then pointed to the letter...

Federal NDP leadership race could jeopardize Horgan's chances in BC, say party insiders

“Tom did a stellar job” as official Opposition leader, Julian said in an interview, citing Mulcair's efforts to chip away at Conservative credibility over the...

Former executives suggest ways to halt revolving door at top of Alberta Health Services

Former Alberta Health Services board chair Ken Hughes said the revolving door of executives at the health authority can be partly tied to the province's...

Graham Thomson: No apologies from NDP over Kaminski departure

The problem with Kaminski's complaints is that they sound like sour grapes from someone who was hired by a Progressive Conservative government but couldn't wrap...

David Staples: The rise and fall of the Edmonton Coliseum

At other times, though, haunted by economic recession or depression, and informed by the rural roots and fiscal conservatism of the population, city leaders and...

Justin Trudeau to visit Edmonton families on Wednesday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be making his way north Wednesday to visit local families in southeast Edmonton. Trudeau was in Calgary on Tuesday speaking...

Spending transparency should accompany new money for First Nations, say critics

That legislation, passed in 2013 by the previous Conservative government, requires public disclosure of financial statements and band council salaries. The law has already been...

Monday's letters: Alberta needs fast action on EI reform

... interim, expedited federal action is needed for Alberta workers —a longer period of EI benefits and a shorter period for eligibility. The NDP motion...

Sohi hopes infrastructure cash for Alberta will flow in time for construction season

Sohi and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both recently vowed to fast track Alberta's share of the New Building Canada Fund to help stimulate the province's...

'My dad was a winner' Former Alberta premier Don Getty has died at 82

Getty, one of six Conservatives elected in 1967 along with leader Peter Lougheed, played a key role in the 1970s as the cabinet minister who...

Argos, Eskimos and Ticats all hit hard the first week of CFL free agency

CFL free agency has offered few surprises for Jim Barker. When over 120 players hit the open market Tuesday, the Toronto Argonauts GM's priority was...

Stop pretending mefloquine was used safely on soldiers: former top Canadian drug bureaucrat

While the previous Conservative government took no action on the mefloquine issue, Conservative defence critic James Bezan has called for a ban on the drug...

The Gay Heritage Project brings creators home to Edmonton

Actor/playwrights Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn and Andrew Kushnir, on the phone from the Atkins/Kushnir apartment, are reviewing a three-sided friendship of many years. It's taken...

The Gay Heritage Project brings creators home to Edmonton

Actor/playwrights Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn and Andrew Kushnir, on the phone from the Atkins/Kushnir apartment, are reviewing a three-sided friendship of many years. It's taken...

Michael Hingston: Opening the book on Edmonton's 2016 literary events

Now he'll add novelist to his resume when Where the Bodies Lie (NeWest), a mystery set in the waning days of Conservative rule in Alberta,...

Graham Thomson: Making predictions for 2016 a risky business

It would be a great coup for Wildrose leader Brian Jean – as long as he isn't, say, a victim of a leadership coup by,...

Opinion: Can the federal NDP remain relevant?

Will federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair remain party leader after the party's disastrous showing last fall? Can he pass the party's mandated leadership review in...

The (mostly) sweet 16: What, where and who to watch in Edmonton in 2016

Major sporting events: The Canadian Track and Field Championships, which also serve as the 2016 Olympic trials, will light up Foote Field in July. Sprinter...

Larry Wong's top photos and video of 2015

We witnessed the decline and fall of the Progressive Conservative dynasty, which had governed the province for over 40 years. At the same time, the...

Cult of Hockey: How much money will the Edmonton Oilers have to play with next ...

Last summer was a tough one for NHL teams and free agents alike, as a stagnant salary cap forced many clubs into difficult decisions and...

Paula Simons: Bogged down: A slough of problems swamp new school in Two Hills ...

“But at the point when we started, no one told us we were building on a slough. “Traditional observant Mennonite families — many from Mexico,...

Alberta appoints longtime diplomat as Washington envoy

Gitane De Silva, who served as Alberta's deputy minister of international and intergovernmental relations since 2013, takes over Alberta's top job in Washington from Rob...

St. Albert-Edmonton: Rathgeber falls short in bid to win as independent

Brent Rathgeber, 51, the independent MP who split from the Tory caucus, finished far short in his bid to defeat his former party. Michael Cooper,...

St. Albert-Edmonton: Rathgeber falls short in bid to win as independent

Brent Rathgeber, 51, the independent MP who split from the Tory caucus, finished far short in his bid to defeat his former party. Michael Cooper,...

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...

Edmonton Riverbend: Jeneroux holds Conservative position in new riding

Conservative candidate Matt Jeneroux joined fellow Tories in stalling the red wave in Edmonton with a clear win in Edmonton Riverbend. Jeneroux, a former provincial...

Edmonton election results: Still a Conservative stronghold

Conservative Rona Ambrose said she expects the values of Albertans to conflict with the approach of the new Liberal government. “We know that the Liberals...

In Edmonton, federal election campaign an intriguing mix of local, national issues

Conservative candidate Rona Ambrose, the party's ranking cabinet minister in the Edmonton region, jumped in to say the Conservatives would consider the city's request for...

Rachel Notley to join NDP leader Tom Mulcair at Edmonton rally

Earlier this week, four Edmonton NDP candidates — Linda Duncan, Alberta's only NDP incumbent in Edmonton-Strathcona, Gil McGowan in Edmonton-Centre, Janis Irwin in Edmonton-Griesbach and...

Uphill battle for Rathgeber in St. Albert-Edmonton, new poll shows

A new poll released Friday shows independent MP Brent Rathgeber is in danger of losing his St. Albert-Edmonton seat to his Conservative opponent. The Mainstreet...

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...

Fringe focus: What do Alberta fringe candidates add to the federal election?

Edmonton has five independent candidates, including former Conservative Brent Rathgeber. Chaldeans Mensah, a political scientist at MacEwan University, said many fringe parties focus on one...

Edmonton NDP candidates roll out campaign in effort to shore up local support

The NDP hopes to shore up their support by parading out four strong local candidates: Edmonton-Strathcona incumbent Linda Duncan, Janis Irwin in Edmonton-Griesbach, Gil McGowan...

Riding profile: Edmonton Centre

Six candidates from across the political spectrum are vying to replace Laurie Hawn in the diverse riding of Edmonton Centre. Hawn, a Conservative, retired this...

Riding profile: Edmonton-Mill Woods

Six candidates from across the political spectrum are vying to replace Laurie Hawn in the diverse riding of Edmonton Centre. Chris Young ... Three-term city...