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NDP's first budget passes, but opposition bids to cut spending rejected

More than six months after coming into power, the NDP government has passed its first budget.

MLAs voted 41-27 to pass third reading of Bill 9, the Appropriation Act, 2015, which authorizes government spending for the legislature and all ministries this fiscal year. 377 more words


Braid: Climate praise is great, but it won't pay the taxes

The strange, warm feeling seemed distantly familiar. It was the sound of praise for Alberta. We haven’t heard much since April 2008, when 500 doomed ducks mistook the Syncrude tailings pond for a landing strip. 703 more words

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Wildrose says new climate plan a $3-billion tax grab that won't reduce emissions

Middle-class Albertans will take a huge hit in their pocketbooks from the NDP’s new $3-billion annual tax on carbon — and it won’t even make much of a dent in the province’s overall greenhouse gas emissions, says Wildrose Leader Brian Jean. 376 more words

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Use surplus crime victims' funding to bolster legal aid, say advocates and some opposition MLAs

Some opposition parties and an advocacy group are calling on the Alberta government to use some of a $44-million surplus in the province’s crime victims fund to support the under-funded legal aid program. 672 more words


Notley insists new farm safety legislation will save lives

Premier Rachel Notley rejected a barrage of criticism Thursday over her move to bring health and safety legislation to farms, saying the law will “save lives.” 632 more words


It's not time for a carbon tax in Alberta: Wildrose

EDMONTON – Wildrose Leader Brian Jean says now is not the time to further punish an ailing Alberta economy by imposing a carbon tax. 145 more words


Provincial and federal ministers to tackle climate change after Paris, says McKenna

Ottawa is confident Alberta will produce a credible plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions and it will assist the province in achieving that goal, says Canada’s new Minister of Environment and Climate Change. 794 more words