Alberta justice minister needs to be fired after latest UCP government scandal. It’s that simple

Alberta justice minister needs to be fired after latest UCP government scandal. It’s that simple It’s the phone call. It’s not the traffic ticket or even whether Alberta Justice Minister Kaycee Madu was guilty of driving through a school zone while distracted by his cell phone. It’s the fact that Madu phoned Edmonton police Chief Dale McFee to discuss his…

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United Conservative Party critics renew fight for a more robust review of Kenney’s leadership

United Conservative Party critics renew fight for a more robust review of Kenney’s leadership A group of United Conservative Party members are renewing their push for a provincewide vote on Premier Jason Kenney’s party leadership. Their cause might be doomed but they are not going down without a fight.

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Albertans should be taking notice of Bill 81. Here’s why

Bill 81, The Election Statutes Amendment Act, has a title designed to put the average Albertan to sleep. But this is the piece of legislation that sparked a furious debate in the legislative assembly and kept MLAs up sleepless until 3 a.m. Wednesday before a majority of government members rammed the bill through. The debate was long, raucous and at…

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NathanCoopergate

When a Speaker isn’t neutral. Lost in the controversies and crises involving COVID this year was a scandal involving the Speaker of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly, Nathan Cooper. I say scandal, but it could have escalated into a full-blown crisis had Cooper not backed down and apologized for trampling on a cornerstone of our system of parliamentary democracy: the tradition of a…

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Jason Kenney pleads for unity as his leadership is under increasing scrutiny

The political vultures are circling. A bit prematurely perhaps, but they’re here at the annual general meeting of the United Conservative Party this weekend in Calgary.

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