Alberta Politics

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 shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after Madu's swearing in as minister of municipal affairs in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Madu would later become justice minister, but has been moved out of that portfolio over a call he made to Edmonton's chief of police after Madu received a traffic ticket. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Attempt to interfere:’ Former Alberta justice minister officially removed from post

‘Attempt to interfere:’ Former Alberta justice minister officially removed from post

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after Madu's swearing in as minister of municipal affairs in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Madu would later become justice minister, but has been moved out of that portfolio over a call he made to Edmonton's chief of police after Madu received a traffic ticket. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Edmonton-Southwest MLA Thomas Dang (with glasses) laughs along with his colleagues during an introductory meeting with all newly elected MLAs in Edmonton on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Dang has left the NDP caucus after reporting he is involved in a criminal investigation.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Alberta NDP politician steps aside while RCMP investigate computer privacy breach

Alberta NDP politician steps aside while RCMP investigate computer privacy breach

Edmonton-Southwest MLA Thomas Dang (with glasses) laughs along with his colleagues during an introductory meeting with all newly elected MLAs in Edmonton on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Dang has left the NDP caucus after reporting he is involved in a criminal investigation.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks after the United Conservative Party's annual meeting in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Alberta government passes rules on election dates, financing as fall sitting wraps up

Alberta government passes rules on election dates, financing as fall sitting wraps up

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks after the United Conservative Party's annual meeting in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan supports the Free Alberta Strategy which is advocating for this province to become ‘a nation within a nation.’ (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer South MLA advocates for Alberta becoming ‘a nation within a nation’

It’s time the province distanced itself from Ottawa, says Jason Stephan.

Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan supports the Free Alberta Strategy which is advocating for this province to become ‘a nation within a nation.’ (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan is inviting central Albertans to learn more about the Free Alberta Strategy. (Advocate file photo).

Virtual session on ‘Free Alberta Strategy’ to be held Monday

A group advocating for Alberta to become a sovereign jurisdiction in Canada…

Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan is inviting central Albertans to learn more about the Free Alberta Strategy. (Advocate file photo).
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
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 Premier Jason Kenney listens as the 2021 budget is delivered in Edmonton Alta, on Thursday February 25, 2021. Kenney is drawing a line in the sand on the 18 members of his backbench United Conservative caucus openly criticizing his COVID-19 health restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney listens as the 2021 budget is delivered in Edmonton Alta, on Thursday February 25, 2021. Kenney is drawing a line in the sand on the 18 members of his backbench United Conservative caucus openly criticizing his COVID-19 health restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Tripping hazard: Protest penguins destroyed at Alberta legislature grounds

Tripping hazard: Protest penguins destroyed at Alberta legislature grounds

Alberta town working around its MLA to get things done: mayor

Alberta town working around its MLA to get things done: mayor

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney answers questions after announcing $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. An Alberta charity says it is reconsidering a virtual and in-person fundraising event involving Kenney and other political leaders in light of recent criticism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Charity eyes changes to fundraiser involving Kenney, other political leaders

Charity eyes changes to fundraiser involving Kenney, other political leaders

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney answers questions after announcing $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. An Alberta charity says it is reconsidering a virtual and in-person fundraising event involving Kenney and other political leaders in light of recent criticism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
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 Jason Kenney announces $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Alberta's premier is warning that the province's public-sector unions may have to share in the pain as the province struggles with high unemployment and a crash in revenues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says political staff have taken 7 per cent pay cut

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says political staff have taken 7 per cent pay cut

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Alberta's premier is warning that the province's public-sector unions may have to share in the pain as the province struggles with high unemployment and a crash in revenues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
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
Low energy prices, COVID crisis leave Alberta with $24.2B deficit

Low energy prices, COVID crisis leave Alberta with $24.2B deficit

The unemployment rate, now about 12 per cent, is expected to remain at near double-digit levels

Low energy prices, COVID crisis leave Alberta with $24.2B deficit
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