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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney banks on strong economy in 2022 after tough COVID year

Dec 29 2021 — Dean Bennett — EDMONTON — It was a speech that symbolized Alberta's pandemic politics in 2021: Premier Jason Kenney’s boastful, bullhorn-loud, first-out-of-the-gate victory whoop over COVID-19 preceding a crushing hospital crisis. In 2022, Kenney and his United Conservative government aim to forge ahead on the economy and catch up on the thousands of surgeries cancelled when hospitals were […]

Alberta Opposition wants answers on how UCP government handled pandemic

Dec 28 2021 — Dean Bennett — EDMONTON — The Opposition in Alberta hopes to build on a buoyant 2021 during which the New Democrats outpaced Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservatives in popularity polls and fundraising. NDP Leader Rachel Notley says the goal for 2022 is to provide ideas on how to build the economy while continuing to demand answers, data and […]

Alberta to begin taking COVID-19 vaccination bookings Wednesday for ages 5 to 11

Nov 23 2021 — Dean Bennett — EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta will begin taking online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for youngsters starting Wednesday morning. Kenney says the province has now received doses of the modified pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children age 5 to 11 and will distribute the vaccines to 120 locations provincewide over the next two days. He says […]

Fundraising questions raised as Kenney, UCP delegates prepare for annual meeting

Nov 17 2021 — Dean Bennett — EDMONTON — Two legislature members are asking Alberta’s chief electoral officer to investigate allegations of potential fundraising violations tied to this weekend's annual meeting of Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party. Todd Loewen, an Independent MLA and a former member of Kenney’s caucus, and Opposition NDP critic Thomas Dang have both sent letters to Glen […]