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UCP sets high bar for recall petitions in new bill

By Catherine Griwkowsky March 16, 2021

The government’s promised recall legislation was introduced Monday, which will allow voters to give an elected official the boot if enough constituents sign on to a recall petition.

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Premiers re-up health transfer ask, citing a surgical backlog

By Catherine Griwkowsky March 5, 2021

Premier Jason Kenney met with Canada’s other premiers on Thursday for a last-ditch attempt at pushing Ottawa to increase health transfers in its upcoming budget.

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Business Council of Alberta calls for increased taxes, less spending

By Catherine Griwkowsky February 18, 2021

A new policy paper from one of the province’s leading business groups urged the UCP government to find ways to increase revenues and lower spending.

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Rapid testing expands to asymptomatic oilsands, long-term care workers

By Catherine Griwkowsky February 10, 2021

Health Minister Tyler Shandro revealed that a study of rapid Covid tests has been quietly running at Suncor’s plant in Fort McMurray.

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Imperial Oil reports massive loss

By Catherine Griwkowsky February 3, 2021

Imperial Oil announced a fourth-quarter net loss of $1.15 billion, driven largely by undeveloped assets.

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NDP pulls ahead of UCP in fundraising on final day of 2020

By Catherine Griwkowsky January 22, 2021

The NDP is boasting a record for non-election year fundraising, pulling ahead of the governing UCP on the last day of the year.

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Call and response: Public inquiry asks stakeholders to give feedback on newly commissioned reports

By Catherine Griwkowsky January 15, 2021

The public inquiry into anti-energy campaigns, headed by commissioner Steve Allan, published a series of new reports Thursday — along with a set of book-report-style questions asking for stakeholders’ responses.

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Kenney directs legal team to investigate provincial vaccine procurement

By Catherine Griwkowsky January 12, 2021

Premier Jason Kenney warned the province will run out of Covid vaccine doses within a week, and has directed his legal team to see if the province can purchase other vaccines on the market without waiting for the federal government to procure them.

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Premier defends relocating office to ‘sky palace’

By Catherine Griwkowsky January 7, 2021

Premier Jason Kenney confirmed Wednesday that he has been working out of former premier Alison Redford’s infamous “sky palace” since early last year.

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Federal hydrogen strategy checks off Alberta boxes, but funding still in question

By Catherine Griwkowsky December 17, 2020

Ottawa unveiled its hydrogen strategy on Wednesday in a rare announcement that had the governments of B.C., Alberta, Quebec and Canada all in agreement.

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