National Newswatch

‘This is a slippery slope’: Petition against Liberal assault rifle ban receives thousands of signatures

Jan 27 2020 — — An Alberta-led federal petition opposing a ban on military-style assault rifles without first having a debate has received more than a hundred-thousand signatures in just a short period of time. As of Saturday, the 60-day petition, known online as e-2341, has received more than 107,000 signatures since launching on Dec. 17. The petition’s main problem […]

Are Trudeau Liberals gearing up to make historic slap down of Canada’s Indigenous people?

Jan 22 2020 — David Staples — The Trudeau Liberals will engage in a historic slap down of Canada’s Indigenous people if they rule against the Teck Frontier oilsands project. Teck negotiated for years with the 14 Indigenous groups that will live next door to the gargantuan $20.6-billion Frontier project. The company came to economic opportunity and environmental stewardship agreements with 14 […]

Trudeau to attend Edmonton memorial service for victims of plane disaster

Jan 11 2020 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Edmonton on Sunday afternoon to speak at a memorial service honouring victims of the plane crash in Iran. The public service will run from 3-5 p.m. at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre to remember those who died in the destruction of Ukrainian Airlines International flight […]

Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor near Crowsnest Pass gets $500K funding boost

Jan 10 2020 — — The Crowsnest Pass wildlife corridor named in memory of former premier Jim Prentice has nearly all the land it needs to start construction, and it’s getting a $500,000 assist from Canadian Pacific Railway. The Nature Conservancy of Canada announced in October 2018 that the corridor would be named in tribute to Prentice. It’s planned to […]

Pipeline industry faces double Trudeau and Trump whammy but is still cautiously optimistic

Jan 8 2020 — David Staples — Alberta’s pipelines are about to get hit with a double regulatory whammy from Justin Trudeau in Ottawa and Donald Trump in Washington. Nonetheless, the Canadian pipeline industry is still cautiously optimistic about success in the coming decade. Its more positive outlook may well be the right mindset for success but that doesn’t mean more hardship […]

If anyone can persuade Trudeau to end his disastrous spirit quest on renewable energy, it’s Michael Shellenberger

Dec 20 2019 — David Staples — There is a brilliant way to build Canada with cleaner energy and higher levels of prosperity. Sadly, it’s not the way that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposes, with his revolutionary shift to renewable energy from oil and gas. Trudeau’s way has been tried at huge expense in places like California and Germany but has done […]

Scheer pushes back against ‘naysayers’ attacking his leadership in speech to conservative gathering

Nov 30 2019 — Tyler Dawson — Andrew Scheer, facing growing criticism from within the ranks of his federal Conservative party, delivered a speech before a friendly crowd Friday night in Calgary as he pushed back against those in the party calling for his resignation after failing to win last month’s federal election. At the annual convention of Alberta’s United Conservative Party, […]

Kenney’s closest adviser bills $45,000 in London travel, other expenses

Nov 13 2019 — — Premier Jason Kenney’s closest adviser racked up more than $45,000 worth of expenses, including thousands of dollars’ worth of flights, meals and stays in London’s fanciest hotels, charges the NDP opposition. David Knight-Legg — a Yale and Oxford-educated international banker earning $195,000 a year as the premier’s principal adviser — expensed $18,680.77 for four trips […]

2019 Alberta budget will have 2.8 per cent spending cut, programs eliminated

Oct 24 2019 — — Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party government will unveil its long-anticipated first budget today, with a planned 2.8 per cent cut to public spending. Some infrastructure projects will be delayed or scaled back and “ineffective” government programs eliminated to curtail Alberta’s “immoral” deficit spending, Kenney said in a televised address on Wednesday evening. “We must embrace […]

Edmonton-Strathcona Green Party candidate quits, endorses NDP

Oct 16 2019 — — The Green Party candidate running in the riding of Edmonton-Strathcona announced Wednesday he is ending his campaign and encouraging supporters to vote strategically and vote for the NDP. The closely contested race in the riding now has one less person after Green Party candidate Michael Kalmanovitch announced he was stepping down during a forum at […]

Drug treatment a better answer than injection sites

Aug 10 2019 — Danielle Smith — A listener recently recommended a documentary that everyone should see. It’s called Seattle is Dying and it shows in graphic, heart-wrenching detail what happens to a city when its drug and homeless problem gets out of control. Calgary can avoid this fate but it will require a dramatic investment in addiction treatment. I have always […]