Premier Jason Kenney, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to meet in Ottawa

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 6, 2019 2:22 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will meet Tuesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa to…

Provinces demand changes to fiscal stabilization program — here’s what that means

After pushing the federal government to amend the formula for equalization payments — which give money to some provinces but not others — premiers upset with the formula shifted focus to changing the fiscal stabilization program on Monday. Premiers of…

Braid: Quebec offers surprise olive branch to Alberta

While the federal Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet has been making inflammatory comments about Alberta, the province’s finance minister offered an olive branch in a recent op-ed. ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY / ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY Unexpected relief from post-election funk comes…

City council members ask what province’s Fair Deal panel will mean for Calgary

Calgary ward 11 Councillor Jeromy Farkas is one of four councillors putting forward an urgent notice of motion asking city council to make a submission to the province’s newly announced ‘Fair Deal’ panel. Gavin Young / Postmedia Some city council…

Jason Kenney says Francois Legault has shaky grasp of history when it comes to equalization

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shot back at his Quebec counterpart Monday, saying Francois Legault does not understand the history of equalization. On Sunday, Legault defended equalization against criticism from Alberta, saying the program was part of the “original deal” when…

Kenney says bills C-48, C-69 ‘prejudicial attack on Alberta’; bring referendum on equalization closer

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Friday he was “profoundly disappointed” that the Senate passed bills C-48 and C-69 Thursday. He called Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, “a prejudicial attack on Alberta, banning from Canada’s northwest coast only one product…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney seeks alliance with Quebec’s Francois Legault

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he and Quebec Premier Francois Legault are natural allies in the fight to defend provincial autonomy in the face of federal interventions. He made the comments Wednesday at the International Economic Forum of the Americas…

Alberta Election Fact Check: Could Alberta end or change equalization?

Canada’s equalization program is a hot-button issue for many people in Alberta. Some political party leaders have said the equalization formula is unfair for Alberta, and promised to push Ottawa to revise or end it, if elected on April 16.…