Alberta politics

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney updates media on measures taken to help with COVID-19, in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

What will happen when Jason Kenney’s dissidents spend a weekend together

Not everyone in the Alberta premier’s party wants him gone, but believing he’ll hang onto the leadership and win another election requires some magical thinking
L-R: Calgary Mayor-Elect Jyoti Gondek and Edmonton Mayor-Election Amarjeet Sohi. (Photographs by Colin Way and Amber Bracken)

Jyoti Gondek and Amarjeet Sohi: An interview with Alberta’s new progressive mayors

The incoming mayors of Calgary and Edmonton on blazing trails, getting along with the Kenney government and breaking down Alberta stereotypes
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper greets supporters as son, Ben, centre-left, walks past during a campaign stop in Fredericton, N.B., on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Ben Harper, son of Stephen, has been wetting his political feet in Alberta

The 24-year-old is working in the office of Premier Jason Kenney, after holding a couple of different roles in the UCP government
Rachel Notley

Alberta budget: Rachel Notley’s NDP looks anxiously over its shoulder

The New Democrats need to make Albertans fall in love with them all over again. Notley’s tentative new budget seems unlikely to re-light the flame.
Rachel Notley

Suddenly, Rachel Notley warns she’d cut off oil shipments to B.C.

With her nebulous threat, Notley borrows policy from her opponent Jason Kenney—and rhetorical style from Donald Trump
Views Of Fort McMurray As Canadian Stocks Rise A 2nd Day After Oil Climbed

The Alberta NDP vs. budget reality

What happens when the NDP’s plans to transform Alberta run up against ugly budget realities?
Danielle Smith

The last of Danielle Smith

She lacked a natural gift for politics, but the former Wildrose Party leader’s impact on this era of Alberta politics is significant
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Jim’ll fix it

Prentice quits the bank to clean house in Alberta
Alison Redford Resignation

Redford’s red wedding

Exit Alberta’s beleaguered premier
Joan Crockatt

Hehr piece: Fallout from the Calgary-Centre federal byelection

’The Liberals and the NDP are zombie brands,’ writes Colby Cosh