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MacLean: Time for some urgency from Notley government

By David MacLean

Every day, businesses across Alberta make tough budget decisions. All too often, these days, the decisions involve reducing spending and investment and cutting staff. 640 more words


Jean: Here's some free advice for the NDP

By Brian Jean

Alberta is in its worst recession since the National Energy Program.

That’s what the latest fiscal update from the NDP government confirmed this week. 657 more words


Your letters for Saturday, Aug. 27

Charges should be laid in Heffernan’s death

Re: “No charges in police shooting,” Aug. 23.

I am very troubled by the decision of Alberta’s senior prosecutors not to lay any charges at all against the police officer who killed Anthony Heffernan. 1,199 more words

Rachel Notley

Alberta government to revisit tax assessments for oil and gas industry

The Alberta government plans to review key planks of its property tax regime for the oil and gas industry, opening the door to potential changes at a time that several companies have waged a public campaign for tax breaks. 915 more words


@Kady: So, electoral reform goes to referendum — here's what happens next

In what was, perhaps, the inevitable result of spending another two days sequestered in a windowless committee room as a steady stream of academics, constitutional lawyers and other anointed experts outlined the pros and cons of moving Canada’s electoral system beyond the winner-take-all First Past The Post, I officially became the latest Hill reporter to predict that the question will likely be decided at the ballot box, either as a stand-alone referendum, or as part of the next election campaign. 805 more words


Thomson: Notley's overheated rhetoric roasts her own credibility

The next Alberta election isn’t supposed to be held until the spring of 2019, but Premier Rachel Notley seems to be on the campaign trail already. 626 more words


Editorial: NDP making 'things worse' (with poll)

It’s almost tempting to feel a little pity for Finance Minister Joe Ceci, who had to deliver more bad economic news this week when he released the NDP government’s first-quarter fiscal update. 415 more words