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Alberta’s NDP hold a commanding 15 point lead in polls

Alberta’s New Democratic Party is surging ahead in opinion polls, leading incumbent Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party by 15 points. 41% of Albertans were likely to vote for former Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP if an election were to be

Want to boycott the businesses who bankroll the Kenney’s UCP? There’s a map for that

Are you a frustrated Albertan trying  to avoid giving your money to businesses who bankroll Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party? Now there’s a map for it. The Alberta Federation of Labour has launched the web site www.boycottUCPdonors.ca, featuring an

Majority in Alberta think Notley would be doing a better job handling COVID-19 pandemic than Kenney

A majority of Albertans believe that former Premier Rachel Notley would be doing a better job handling the COVID-19 pandemic than current Premier Jason Kenney, a new poll has found. More than half of Alberta residents (54%) would prefer to

Burnaby resident frets about Kinder Morgan expansion

By Drew Penner Aaron Keogh, a 39-year-old Burnaby resident is troubled by the risks associated with the Westridge Terminal. While Kinder Morgan Canada Limited announced on Sunday that it is putting on hold all non-essential activities and related spending on

Premier Notley celebrates Labour Day as Brian Jean shuns workers

By Jane Grant Alberta Premier Rachel Notley celebrated Labour Day at the annual Calgary and District Labour Council barbeque as Leader of the Opposition Brian Jean shunned workers. “Labour Day recognizes and honours everyone who works to develop our resources,

Jason Kenney & the Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Will his past come back to haunt him?

By Evan Sumner While Jason Kenney’s chances of being named leader of Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives on March 18th look good, his leadership bid could still be derailed by his reputation as the former Minister of Employment and Social Development. Particularly

Kenney in hot water for drawing MP salary while running provincial campaign

Federal Conservative MP Jason Kenney is facing a possible ethics probe after his Calgary Midnapore constituents complained to the Ethics Commissioner that Kenney was engaging in provincial politics while still drawing his MP salary. Kenney is busy running a “unite

TFWP review: Listen to Canadian workers, not just businesses – labour group

The Federal Government must listen to working Canadians, not just employers and their lobbyists when they review the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the Alberta Federation of Labour said today in response to Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk’s

McIver mocked for blaming NDP over McDonald’s self-service kiosks

Alberta Tory interim leader Ric McIver has become a target of derision after blaming Alberta’s NDP government’s minimum wage policy for McDonald’s installing touchscreen self-service order kiosks across the province. “4 less AB jobs due to #NDP minimum wage policy,”

What do Calgarians think of Syrian refugees coming to their city?

Refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war have started arriving in Calgary. The city is projected to take 10% of refugees coming into Canada. ThinkPol’s Ryan Rumbolt finds out what Calgarians feel about the plan.