National Newswatch

Kenney outraged over Trudeau’s Senate appointment as Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen appointed as independent

Jul 29 2021 — — Premier Jason Kenney said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “showed contempt for democracy in Alberta” by appointing a “hand-picked representative of Alberta” to the Senate in advance of provincial elections. On Thursday, Karen Sorensen resigned as mayor of Banff to represent Alberta in Ottawa after being chosen by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon. Sorensen was first elected […]

Kenney considers cabinet shuffle and a summer of silence

Jun 29 2021 — Don Braid — Premier Jason Kenney recently sent a memo to all of his cabinet ministers, asking them to explain what they’ve accomplished and hope to do in the future. He expects the responses by Friday. It sounds a bit like a job application. There’s widespread talk about a cabinet shuffle that may come soon.

Trudeau should wait and allow Alberta voters to fill two Senate seats

Jun 16 2021 — — The strange period from 1987 to 1993 is like a fever dream for me. It was the age of Meech Lake and Charlottetown accords, ripe with possibility of real Canadian democratic reform, and even a Triple E Senate that would have given all provinces the same number of senators, thus ending the dominance of Quebec […]

UCP hopes early opening will reboot government popularity

May 26 2021 — Don Braid — Is the UCP taking a risk? Certainly. If the virus somehow grips the province again the government will be pretty much embalmed, two years before the next election. Alberta will go from mask up to saddle up in just over a month, if the UCP’s grand “Open for Summer Plan” holds firm. It’s a whiplash […]

Kenney backs Quebec’s drive to be declared a nation

May 22 2021 — Don Braid — Premier Jason Kenney says he admires Quebec’s attempt to declare itself a “nation” in Canada’s Constitution. In fact, he feels Quebec is leading the way for Alberta to assert its own powers and identity. “I’ve always said I think Alberta should emulate Quebec in the way that it has so effectively defended its interests,” the […]