“Premier Wall says that if standing up for your industry and your province is showboating, take me to the bridge.”—Brad Wall’s response to Rachel Notley’s comment that Wall was “showboating” on the eve of the premiers’ meeting.
Brad Wall is the second provincial premier (Jim Prentice was the first) who tried to take a . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: While Brad Wall is “Showboating” Rachel Notley Moves On
This week’s Council of the Federation meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland marked Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s first appearance on the national stage since the NDP won a stunning victory in the May 5, 2015 provincial election. The new premier used the meeting to strike a more… Continue Reading →
The NDP throne speech was predictable and on message The first Speech from the Throne of Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley‘s administration included many of the key promises made during the recent provincial election. The 604,515 Albertans who voted NDP should be pleased… Continue Reading →
PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley gives a thumbs up in the Legislature for her government’s Speech from the Throne yesterday. Below: Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell reads the speech (Government of Alberta photos). There weren’t any real surprises in the Notley Government’s first Speech from the Throne yesterday, although the ban on corporate and union donations . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: The Speech from the Throne: NDP’s new political funding rules turn the Tories’ world upside down
Platts, a global company with a remarkably flaccid name, finds itself smack in the middle of an international price fixing scandal and I really hope the Alberta government is paying attention!
Last week the European Commission storm troopers, sorry, inspectors, raided the offices of BP, Shell and Statoil, three of the most significant oil . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Will Platts Pop Alberta’s “Bitumen Bubble”?
So it’s come to this has it? Premier Redford has officially abdicated responsibility for the Canadian natural resource strategy to her communications director, Stefan Baranski, who persuaded Ms Redford to place an ad in today’s New York Times.
The ad, entitled Keystone XL: The Choice of Reason, was meant to counter the Times “just . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Redford’s Keystone Ad in the New York Times: The St Patrick’s Day Blunder
By Council of Canadians | Feb. 11, 2013: OTTAWA – The Council of Canadians is opposed to a west-to-east oil pipeline plan being proposed by TransCanada Corp., which is supported in principle by the Harper government, and enthusiastically backed by the Alberta and New Brunswick provincial governments. The pipeline – which could move upwards of . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Council of Canadians opposes west-to-east oil pipeline plan
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 3, 2013: New Brunswick Premier David Alward really wants Alberta’s tar sands to flow to the world through his province. To accelerate Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s dream of converting Canada into a China-dominated petro-state, I should say. Alward is currently on a three-day visit to the heartland . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: West-East Tar Sands Pipeline: New Brunswick Premier David Alward Goes to Alberta