National Newswatch

Amarjeet Sohi walks a risky path as he asks Albertans for pipeline patience

Oct 14 2018 — — Three years ago, he was the winner of one of the closest elections in Edmonton’s history. Today, Amarjeet Sohi is the country’s natural resources minister, responsible for quelling a rising maelstrom over Ottawa’s handling of energy projects vital to his constituents. A year from now, the Edmonton Mill Woods MP may be joining Albertans on […]

Former MP Brent Rathgeber named Edmonton’s first ethics advisor

Sep 5 2018 — — A former MP who made his name standing for transparency was appointed Edmonton city council’s first ethics advisor Wednesday. Brent Rathgeber made national news when he resigned from former prime minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative caucus in 2013. That was after caucus withdrew support for his transparency bill. The former St. Albert representative is now bringing […]

Alberta’s only NDP MP says Trans Mountain pipeline ‘not the priority issue’ with her voters

Aug 21 2018 — Graham Thomson — Albertans might be keenly interested in the progress of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project — but not apparently the people in the federal riding of Edmonton Strathcona. That bit of news comes from the riding’s Member of Parliament, Linda Duncan, who also happens to be Alberta’s only federal NDP member. “I have maybe had […]

Alberta NDP MLA claims almost $35,000 in mileage expenses

Jul 25 2018 — — New Democrat MLA Jessica Littlewood will be reimbursed $34,800 from government coffers after racking up mileage while driving around her constituency east of Edmonton. The member for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville claimed mileage expenses for 80,000 kilometres in her personal vehicle in 2017-18, nearly 30,000 kilometres more than any other MLA. United Conservative Party MLAs Nathan Cooper […]

Derek Fildebrandt says UCP too ‘vanilla,’ starts new Freedom Conservative Party

Jul 18 2018 — Emma Graney — Outspoken independent conservative MLA Derek Fildebrandt has started a new party in reaction to what he sees as a single, “vanilla” choice for Alberta conservatives. And he’s “pretty pumped” about it. Called the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta, it will comprise of what the Strathmore-Brooks MLA labels “unapologetic conservatives, libertarians and Alberta patriots.”

Americans lose that loving feeling for Canada in latest poll

Jun 15 2018 — Paula Simons — Once, they loved us. On Feb. 28, Gallup released a poll showing Canada was the country viewed most favourably by Americans. Four month ago, Gallup found 94 per cent of Americans had a positive view of Canada. Only six per cent viewed North Korea favourably. That was then. On Wednesday, another American polling company, Public […]