Alberta Ndp

It's About Time Alberta's Labour Laws Reflected The Interest Of Workers

Doug O'Halloran | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Alberta
Doug O'Halloran

Alberta's first ever NDP government, have refreshingly opened the door to hear from the public; including working people, labour law professionals from all sides, and business stakeholders as they begin the process of updating the 30-year-old Employment Standards and Labour Relations Codes.

Uniting Alberta's Conservatives Will Take The Province Forward

Derek Fildebrandt | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Alberta
Derek Fildebrandt

This process shouldn't be about simply winning the next election and removing Rachel Notley from power. Uniting the two parties needs to be about building a new party that is principled, accountable to grassroots members and the people of Alberta, and focused on improving the lives of everyday Albertans.

Alberta Deputy Premier Apologizes For 'Sewer Rats' Comment

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Alberta

"Any time you start trying to justify using words that are hurtful and full of vitriol, it only perpetuates the issue further."

Alberta MLA Lists The Terrible Things She's Been Called In Politics

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Alberta

She says she's been labelled "dead meat,'' a "useless tit,'' a "dumb broad.''

Tired Of Abuse, PC MLA Crosses Floor To Join Alberta NDP

The Canadian Press | Dean Bennett | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Alberta

She quit the Tory race last week over personal and online attacks she said had become intolerable.

Notley Says She Was 'Bemused' By Brian Jean's Joke

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

She urged Albertans to hold politicians to a high standard.

Brian Jean Sorry For Joke About Beating Rachel Notley

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Alberta

Notley's been the target of violent threats since becoming premier.

Notley Says Austerity Measures Would Make Alberta's Deficit Worse

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Our province, we know, cannot run deficits indefinitely."

Alberta NDP Ask For Investigation Of Jason Kenney's Fundraising

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Alberta

A candidate may not raise or spend money until an official campaign has been announced.

Alberta NDP To Take Legal Action Over Costly Coal Power Regulation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Alberta

The regulation was passed by the previous Conservative government.

Notley Unfazed By Talks To Unite Alberta's Right

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Alberta

She made the remarks while flipping pancakes at a Stampede breakfast.

Welcome Back To A (Much) More Progressive Alberta, Jason Kenney

Duncan Kinney | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

A lot has changed here since you left for Ottawa in 1997. Here are the Coles Notes. Almost 980,000 people have moved here since you were first elected as a 29-year old Reform Party MP. And this new mass of Albertans does not have a deep connection to traditional conservative Alberta politics.

Alberta NDP Forges Ahead With Minimum Wage Increase

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

Business leaders are none too happy.

'Kudatah' Fails To Infiltrate Alberta NDP Convention

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

A majority voted in support of Premier Rachel Notley's leadership.

Notley Rejects 'Politics Of Austerity' In Alberta With Defiant Speech

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2016 | Canada Alberta

The premier received more than 20 standing ovations during her speech.

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 04.19.2017 | 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 04.19.2017 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 04.10.2017 | 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 04.10.2017 | 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.''