Alberta Ndp

Alberta NDP Pulls Ahead After Notley Slays Leaders' Debate: Poll

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

A new poll shows Alberta's NDP are pulling ahead of the pack, with almost 38 per cent of Albertans planning to cast their vote for the underdog party ...

Alberta Is 'Not An NDP Province': Prentice

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Premier Jim Prentice is dismissing the possibility of the political left surging to power in the May 5 election, saying Alberta is "not an N...

This Alberta NDP Campaign Shirt Really ROCKS

The Huffington Post Alberta | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

The NDP taps its "Wild Side."

Alberta NDP Candidate Charged With Assault After Campaign Incident

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Alberta's NDP says one of its candidates has withdrawn his candidacy after an altercation that happened while campaigning.The pa...

NDP's Notley Wants More In-Province Oil Refining

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Alberta

Notley says government studies have shown upgrading oil in Alberta could create 16,000 direct and spin-off jobs and generate $400 million in corporate income taxes.

Wildrose And PC Parties Neck And Neck In Alberta

The Huffington Post Alberta | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Alberta

After the defeat of floor-crosser Danielle Smith in this past weekend's Tory nominations, things have taken a surprising turn. New poll results, just ...

There's Nothing Religious About Banning Gay-Straight Alliances

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Junaid Jahangir

Recently, Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman proposed Bill 202 that would allow students to start a Gay Straight Alliance club in their schools. However, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice wants to counter the "unfair and unbalanced approach" of Bill 202. For Canada's LGBTQ youth, whose suicide statistics are startlingly high, GSAs may make a difference between life and death. Indeed, the cardinal principle of many religions is to love our neighbours as we love ourselves. If we cannot show grace for our LGBTQ neighbours and families, are we really living up to that hallowed principle of our own faiths?

NDP Calls Into Question Dirks' Credibility

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice defended Education Minister Gordon Dirks on Wednesday for leapfrogging over other schools to deliver modular c...

Who Will Be The Next Leader Of The Alberta NDP?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Rachel Notley picked up the torch from her famous father Saturday, winning a commanding 70 per cent of the party vote to become the new lea...

If Elected Alberta NDP Leader, These Will Be My Priorities

Rachel Notley | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Rachel Notley

For 43 years, we have been stuck with the same, outdated, right wing status quo. Right wing policies have failed us in nearly every way imaginable: on education, on health care, and on the environment. Most of all, right wing policies have failed to ensure all Albertans get the most from our oil and gas resources. I am ready to work hard to change our province's politics and I know that many of you are, too.

Alberta NDP Leadership Contender Reveals Top Priorities

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta NDP leadership contender Rachel Notley has released her top priorities if she should win the job in October.Notley says she wants to...

Canada's Lowest Minimum Wage Going Up

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

Alberta’s minimum wage is set to rise once again this September, but critics claim the change isn’t enough. At $9.95, Alberta currently has th...

Stepping Down

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason has announced he is stepping down so a fresh face can use a window of opportunity to capture progressive vot...

Opposing Urban Oil Wells

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - The Alberta New Democrats are calling on the provincial government to ban all drilling in urban areas.NDP Leader Brian Mason spoke...

Alberta Has Wait-Times Solution, But Not Using It: Critic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The opposition NDP says the Alberta government has 400 hospital beds waiting to go, but won't pony up the money to fund them.Party health c...

Tories Chastised Over Latest $12 Million Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason says the government shouldn't even consider spending $12 million on new international offices.Documents obta...

Progressive Mergers In Alberta: I Feel Like Charlie Brown

Vincent St. Pierre | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Alberta
Vincent St. Pierre

As a rather Liberal chap I'm not interested in merging with the NDP. Todd Van Vliet, party president of the Alberta Liberals, isn't a fan either. There was one point, almost a year ago, that I was. And I was quite frustrated then. I'm still frustrated.. But I'm tired of hitting a brick wall

B.C. Liberal Party Expenses Out Of Whack

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Sometimes when you want to know how prudent a political party will be with the taxpayer's dime, it doesn't hurt to consider how prudent they are when it comes to spending their own dime at party headquarters. Compared to their counterparts in other provinces, the B.C. Liberal party spends like there's no tomorrow. And it's spending that increasingly points to something ominous: election campaigns that never end.

More Red and Orange In Alberta's Future?

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Alberta

Alberta is the base of the Conservative Party of Canada, and the province is as blue as they come. A recent poll suggests that the upcoming by-electio...

Alberta NDP Call For Fracking Review

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Alberta

LETHBRIDGE - The Alberta New Democrats are renewing a call for the provincial government to undertake an independent scientific review of hydraulic fr...

History Will Be Made In Alberta Tomorrow

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Premier Alison Redford ended her election campaign urging voters to think about how a Wildrose government would look in the eyes of Canada a...

The Other Guys In The Alberta Election Race

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - With Alberta's two right wing heavyweights battling it out to win government, the two left-centre parties have retreated to their tradition...

Next Alberta Election One To Watch

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics

With Alison Redford at the helm, the Progressive Conservatives are back in their comfort zone, holding a huge lead over their rivals in Alberta. As...