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Kenney says he will boot UCP MLAs from caucus if they break COVID-19 rules or encourage others to do so

Apr 8 2021 — — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he will boot members from his caucus if they break COVID-19 health rules or encourage others to do so, after a quarter of UCP MLAs openly condemned the province’s recent restrictions on Wednesday. Seventeen MLAs, including the Speaker, challenged the restrictions through an open letter and public statements saying the […]

Kenney calls on federal government to impose trade sanctions if Biden does not review Keystone XL decision

Jan 20 2021 — — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling on Ottawa to press Washington to review its Keystone XL decision, saying trade sanctions should be implemented if that doesn’t happen. President Joe Biden signed an executive order to revoke the pipeline’s permit Wednesday afternoon, hours after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States – […]

Premier Jason Kenney removes Lesser Slave Lake MLA from UCP caucus

Jan 14 2021 — — Premier Jason Kenney has removed embattled MLA Pat Rehn from the UCP caucus. The Lesser Slave Lake MLA has been the subject of criticism from within his constituency in recent weeks after the Town of Slave Lake issued an open letter criticizing him for being absent from the riding. The letter said Rehn has hardly […]

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to speak to media Friday

Jan 1 2021 — — The impromptu address follows reports of government staff and cabinet ministers leaving the country on vacation over the holidays. CBC reported Thursday that Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard visited Hawaii on a family vacation earlier in December.

Alberta government asks civil servants to take four-per-cent pay cut

Nov 7 2020 — — The Alberta government is asking unionized employees across the board to take a four per cent pay cut this year, while some workers face an additional three per cent cut, according to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Kevin Barry, vice-president of AUPE, said in a news release the new proposal came after meeting with […]

Kenney faces twin threat of Justin Trudeau and Alberta separatism

Sep 25 2020 — David Staples — The biggest threat to Alberta’s prosperity is almost certainly Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ever-increasing number of policies that hammer Canada’s oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. This includes new hammers found in Wednesday’s throne speech, such as a coming fuel tax, a planned ban on single-use plastic and a major tax cut — […]

New national group forms to combat racism against Asian Canadians

Apr 27 2020 — — A network of Asian Canadians — including a former Alberta MLA — has formed in order to combat racism that has emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Asian Canadians Together to End Racism (ACT2endracism) is calling for federal Conservative leadership candidate Derek Sloan to be kicked out of his party after remarks made against Chief Public […]