National Newswatch

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 […]

‘The merger worked’: United Conservative Party ready for founding convention

May 4 2018 — Emma Graney — Jason Kenney is billing his party’s gathering in Red Deer this weekend as the “largest political convention in Alberta’s history.” When he talks about the convention, the United Conservative Party leader bandies around words like “energy” and “excitement.” The word “historic” gets a mention, too. “There’s a novelty factor here that I think is drawing […]