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Rachel Notley: United Conservatives Determined To Hurt Gay Children

Rachel Notley: United Conservatives Determined To Hurt Gay Children

EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley says the opposition United Conservatives are determined to inflict their past mistakes on Alberta, wreaking havoc on working families and inflicting pain on gay children. Notley made the comments in a fiery campaign-style speech to party faithful Saturday at a meeting of the Alberta NDP provincial council. “Our friends in […]

NAFTA Negotiations: Chrystia Freeland Praises Feds’ ‘Made-In-Canada’ Approach To Talks

NAFTA Negotiations: Chrystia Freeland Praises Feds’ ‘Made-In-Canada’ Approach To Talks

TORONTO — The Canadian automotive industry is anxiously waiting to see if the next round of NAFTA negotiations will provide some clarity on American demands that vehicles must have “substantial” U.S. content to qualify for duty-free movement within North America. Rules of origin — one of the most complicated and contentious issues on the table, […]

Tax Reform Moving Forward Would Be A Big Step Back For Canada

Tax Reform Moving Forward Would Be A Big Step Back For Canada

The Liberal government claims to be dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Canadians — but their latest proposal to reform tax laws are unlikely to do so. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been touting his new tax reform plans as of late. He was recently in British Columbia, attempting to curry favour […]

Alberta Man Lands $13K Fine For Killing Collared Grizzly Bear

Alberta Man Lands $13K Fine For Killing Collared Grizzly Bear

EDSON, Alta. — An Alberta man charged with killing a collared grizzly bear that was being tracked for research will pay nearly $13,000 in fines, but some say it doesn’t go far enough to protect the threatened species. Ronald Raymond Motkoski pleaded guilty earlier this month in an Edson, Alta., courtroom to possession of wildlife […]

Don’t Let NAFTA 2.0 Stand In The Way Of Pharmacare

Don’t Let NAFTA 2.0 Stand In The Way Of Pharmacare

Canada is closer today than ever before to achieving a public prescription drug plan for everyone. Provinces, cities, labour unions, businesses, doctors, nurses, health-care workers, economists and patient groups have come together to form one of the broadest coalitions in Canadian history — one in favour of a national pharmacare program. Nevertheless, NAFTA poses an […]

Calgary Flames Say There’s No Point In Continuing Bid For New Arena

Calgary Flames Say There’s No Point In Continuing Bid For New Arena

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames say they were willing to contribute $275 million of their own money to a new arena before they ended negotiations with the city. Calgary Sport and Entertainment Corporation’s proposal released early Thursday morning included raising $225 million via a Community Revitalization Levy, which is tax collected from new development that […]

Susan McNab, Alberta Driver, Gets 2 Speeding Tickets In 10 Seconds

Susan McNab, Alberta Driver, Gets 2 Speeding Tickets In 10 Seconds

EDMONTON — A Calgary woman says she’s getting ready for a court battle after receiving two photo radar tickets issued just 10 seconds apart. But a city spokesman tells CTV Edmonton it’s no accident, explaining the cameras are placed in what he calls high-risk areas. Susan McNab was driving in Edmonton’s west end four months […]

NAFTA Negotiations Have An ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Problem

NAFTA Negotiations Have An ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Problem

OTTAWA — NAFTA negotiators appear to have adopted the lament of the White Rabbit: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Battalions of negotiators for Canada, Mexico and the United States have been working at a breakneck pace trying to reach agreement on a revamped North American free trade pact by the end of […]

I Don’t Envy The Politician Who Tries To Sort Out Canada’s Housing Mess

I Don’t Envy The Politician Who Tries To Sort Out Canada’s Housing Mess

I do not envy politicians. It seems like every decision our elected officials make, thousands of people immediately attack their keyboard, criticizing everything about it. Even when a politician’s choice is heavily supported, the vocal minority shouts from the rooftop that this politician doesn’t care, doesn’t understand, or is willfully ignorant of the needs of […]

Kosher Medical Marijuana Is Available In Time For Rosh Hashanah

Kosher Medical Marijuana Is Available In Time For Rosh Hashanah

GATINEAU, Que. — A Quebec medical marijuana producer says its processed products have been certified as kosher, just in time for one of the High Holidays on the Jewish calendar. The Hydropothecary Corp. says the certification by Rabbi Levy Teitlebaum comes just in time for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, celebrated from Wednesday night […]

Suncor Energy Investigating 123 Bird Deaths At New Oilsands Mine

Suncor Energy Investigating 123 Bird Deaths At New Oilsands Mine

CALGARY — Oilsands giant Suncor Energy says it is mystified by the discovery Sunday of dead and dying birds at a nearly complete northern Alberta mine that hasn’t produced its first official barrel of oil yet. On Tuesday, the Alberta Energy Regulator announced it was dispatching an inspector to the nearly completed Fort Hills oilsands […]

Alimentation Couche-Tard Still Wants To Sell Pot In Quebec Convenience Stores

Alimentation Couche-Tard Still Wants To Sell Pot In Quebec Convenience Stores

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard is still interested in selling marijuana and its co-founder says he thinks provincial governments should stay out of selling this product. Alain Bouchard, the executive chairman of the Quebec-based chain of convenience stores, says Crown corporations getting involved in cannabis sales is a step backwards after it becomes legal next […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Income Tax. We Wouldn’t Be Canada Without You

Happy 100th Birthday, Income Tax. We Wouldn’t Be Canada Without You

I am alive today because I am Canadian. If I were American, and didn’t have health care paid for through taxes, I would be dead. Today is the 100th anniversary of income tax in Canada, and it is a day, year and century I want to celebrate. When I was 18, I had no money. […]

Justin Trudeau Tells NYC Gala That Worker-Friendly Policies Will Save Free Trade

Justin Trudeau Tells NYC Gala That Worker-Friendly Policies Will Save Free Trade

NEW YORK — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his so-called progressive trade agenda to the United States on Tuesday. In a speech to a black-tie gala aboard an aircraft carrier in the Hudson River, Trudeau argued that worker-friendly policies are key to saving public support for free trade. The prime minister — who is in […]

Norway’s Oil Fund Hits $1 Trillion; Meanwhile, In Alberta..

Norway’s Oil Fund Hits $1 Trillion; Meanwhile, In Alberta..

Alberta and Norway may be two similar-sized oil jurisdictions, but when it comes to their approach to how to run the industry, they couldn’t be more different. Case in point: Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, which collects money from its offshore oil industry and invests it in stocks and bonds, reached US$1 trillion (C$1.22 trillion) in […]

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