Alberta Ndp

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.

Alberta Unveils Two New Benefits For Low-Income Families

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Alberta

All families earning less than $41,220 per year are eligible.

Alberta Wildrose Fights 9 a.m. Start To Their Work Day

The Huffington Post Alberta | Andree Lau | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

The NDP wants to make legislative hours more family friendly.

7 Facts To Take Away From Alberta's New Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's NDP government tabled its first budget Tuesday.

Alberta Will Delay Balancing The Budget Until 2020

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

The budget will be delivered on Tuesday.

Trudeau's Positive Campaign Won Over Voters: Alberta Premier

CP | Dean, Bennett The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

Notley declined to analyze the New Democrats being reduced to third-party status.

Notley Cheers On Mulcair, But Will Gladly Work With Any Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

Notley says she has purposely kept away from electioneering.

Costs Have Stabilized For Alberta's New Oil Refinery

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

Once completed, the refinery will be able to process 50,000 barrels of bitumen a day.

Spending, Not Oil, Caused Alberta Budget Woes: Fraser Institute

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

The province is on track to post a record deficit.

Alberta Education Minister Blames Tories For School Delays

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

He is asking the province's auditor general to investigate.

Health Groups Call For Raised Tobacco Tax

CP | John Cotter/The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

The proposed tax would go up $1 per pack.

Alberta Program For Legal Aid May Shut Down, Warn Lawyers

CP | John Cotter/The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

Legal Aid Alberta has already closed a number of regional offices.

Say Goodbye To Menthol Cigarettes, Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

No more menthols.

Alberta Representative To U.S. Takes Parting Shots At NDP

CP | John Cotter/The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

Merrifield said now is not the time to send mixed messages about Keystone.

NDP Will Honour Tory Deal To Rebuild Golf Course

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

The golf course rebuilding will cost taxpayers millions of dollars.