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NDP government still has questions for BCUC following Site C review

B.C. government officials have sent a letter to the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) seeking clarity with just weeks left before the NDP government decides whether the Site C project will live or die. 137 more words


B.C. maintains AAA credit rating under new government

B.C.’s government is touting the news that the province’s AAA credit rating is being extended by international rating agency Standard and Poors (S&P), with the finance minister saying this shows the NDP approach is fiscally prudent. 193 more words


We oppose Bill 24 but don't want GSA students outed: Alberta UCP

The United Conservative Party (UCP) will oppose Bill 24 but the party says it doesn’t want to out children who join gay-straight alliances.

On Tuesday morning, UCP Leader Jason Kenney said the party supports gay-straight alliances (GSAs) but wants teachers to determine if a parent should be informed of their child’s decision. 846 more words


Eggen introduces legislation to ensure Alberta students who join GSAs aren't outed

Alberta is proposing new legislation to ensure students who join gay-straight alliances in school are not outed without their permission.

Education Minister David Eggen says the new law will also mandate that all schools that get public dollars take more specific steps to embrace and create gay-straight alliances if students ask for them. 920 more words


Alberta government says hundreds of transportation projects creating thousands of jobs

As winter approaches, road construction crews are wrapping up projects across Alberta and it’s been a busy season.

The province says there have been about 350 highway, road, bridge and water projects worth $1.4 billion during the 2017-2018 season. 347 more words


Calgary MLA Karen McPherson joins Alberta Party after leaving NDP

A Calgary member of the Alberta legislature who left the NDP caucus earlier this month to sit as an Independent has joined the Alberta Party. 548 more words


Alberta doctors highest paid in Canada, costing province $3.4B: report

A new report shows the number of doctors in Alberta is growing and so too is the cost.

Numbers from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) show the overall clinical payments to physicians cost the province $3.4-billion last year, which was an increase of nine per cent from the previous year. 193 more words