Alberta Ndp

Affordable Payday Loan Alternatives Help End Cycle Of Poverty

Duncan Kinney | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Business
Duncan Kinney

We're looking at roughly 220,000 payday lending customers here in Alberta. Thankfully the NDP government here in Alberta has announced new legislation on payday lending. The government is proposing the lowest payday lending rates in the county while simultaneously fostering better alternatives to help people get short-term credit.

Notley Gets Top Marks For Handling Of Wildfire Crisis

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Alberta

But the disaster remains a dicey political proposition with limited upside and a lot of downside.

A Look Back At The Alberta NDP's First Year In Charge

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Alberta

Here's some of the key events.

Alberta Right-Wing Group Wants New Party, United Against Notley

CBC | CBC News | Posted 05.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

"The vote was clear."

A Working Albertan's Perspective On The Leap Manifesto

Doug O'Halloran | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Alberta
Doug O'Halloran

Despite my frustration around the outcome of our recent NDP convention, I'm prepared to take Avi Lewis at face value when he says that he didn't expect his Leap Manifesto to be so explosive. And I'd like to try explaining the reaction from many Alberta New Democrats so that Mr. Lewis has a better sense of the road ahead.

Gender Parity In Politics Can't Wait Another 100 Years

Janis Irwin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Janis Irwin

At the provincial level, three provinces are led by women, including Premier Rachel Notley in Alberta. Women make up 53 per cent of our province's cabinet ministers. In 2006, it was a mere 11 per cent. So, in a decade, that's progress. Federally, as in Alberta, cabinet is gender-balanced, a move that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau justified with the now oft-quoted "because it's 2015." Yet, in 2016, it must be noted that only 26 per cent of seats in the House of Commons are held by women. So, why is it that the lack of gender parity remains so pronounced in most levels of government across Canada?

Althia Raj

Mulcair's Strategy May Have Cost Him His Own Job | Althia Raj | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Politics

New Democrats are still wondering what exactly happened.

At Federal Convention, And Beyond, Let's Move Our Party Forward

Janis Irwin | Posted 04.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Janis Irwin

We can, moving forward, outline a clear vision of who we are, what we stand for, and what we can truly offer to Canadians... I want to know how we -- New Democrats -- will do better and I want these plans grounded in evidence-based policy reflective of our values. And I want for our members to chart the course of our party, not for what might be popular at the time or what might gain support in the short-term to guide our decisions.

Notley's Rousing Speech Targets 'Leap Manifesto' At NDP Convention

CP | Kristy Kirkup | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

Alberta New Democrats ripped into the leader for not speaking up for pipelines and for feeding ammunition to their critics.

Notley Advocates For Pipelines In TV Address

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

"We must get to 'yes' on a pipeline.''

Alberta Health Minister Fires Back After CEO's Resignation Letter

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Alberta

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi also weighed in.

Alberta PCs Challenge NDP To Cut $4 Billion In Spending

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

They also want the government to establish a debt repayment plan.

It's Time Alberta Builds A Better, Fairer Payday Loan Market

Brian Dijkema | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Dijkema

There are times when bounced checks or the penalties for arrears exceed the cost of a payday loan. To end payday lending -- even if it is predatory -- might leave people worse off. What is needed is a better loan, and to get that, we need a better market that re-balances the interests of the lenders and the borrower.

The Moment George Clark's 'Revolution' Stopped Being Funny

Duncan Kinney | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Duncan Kinney

George Clark is pretty easy to laugh off. But when March 8 rolled around, I found myself on the Alberta Legislature grounds with a crowd of a couple hundred overwhelmingly white people gathered for George Clark's glorious revolution. And while it started out as funny, by the time it was over it had gotten a little scary.

Lobbying Is A Profession In Need Of A Makeover

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there does seem to be a future for the industry. In fact, if we're not careful, B.C. could be overrun by lobbyists. Last year, there were 2,502 in-house and consultant lobbyists registered in the province, up from 1,451 four years ago. Whoever said the B.C. Jobs Plan wasn't working?

'We Were Right All Along,' Wildrose Leader Says After Royalty Review

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Why was this necessary in the first place?"

Alberta Is More Progressive Than You Think

Duncan Kinney | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

Sweeping demographic changes have drastically changed what was Canada's most conservative province. The cause of these demographic changes has been massive interprovincial and international migration. Conservatives in Alberta are vocal, well-connected and well-funded but they are not the majority. Progressives are.

Alberta Entering A 'Constrained' World: Environment Minister

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

Shannon Phillips is working toward a different province than the one in which she grew up.

Alberta Wildrose Will Continue Efforts To Unite With PCs, Leader Says

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

"I don't believe I was elected to unite the PCs and the Wildrose. I believe I was there to fight (them)."

According To Albertans, This Was The Top Story Of The Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

No surprises here.

No Rest For Notley After A Groundbreaking Year

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Sometimes you win people over... sometimes you grind out the change you need.''

NDP Initiatives May Be Delayed Due To Low Oil Prices

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

This year's current budget forecasts a $6.1-billion deficit.

The Alberta NDP Needs A Lesson On 21st Century Governing

Todd Herron | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Alberta
Todd Herron

The Alberta NDP provincial government is getting its ass kicked with Bill 6. Nowhere in the Alberta NDP election platform does it mention occupational safety on farms. So where did this major piece of legislation come from? The Alberta NDP is using an obsolete "you elect us, we govern you" style that was already rapidly dying 20 years ago -- a style that became highly ineffective under the information openness of the Internet.

NDP Director To Become Rachel Notley's Deputy Chief Of Staff

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

McGrath has known Notley for two decades.

Neil Young Says 'Canada Is Back,' Praises Notley On Carbon Tax

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

Young also wished Justin Trudeau and his government all the best.