The Unsteady Reign of Danielle Smith

Alberta’s premier rode into office declaring war on the federal government—and won by a tiny margin. Can she keep her rebellious rural base happy, without sparking a national crisis?

I love being an ER doctor—but the patient load is crushing

Physician Andrew Battison is one of 190 doctors asking the Alberta government to increase support for health care

My Prediction: Alberta will be completely off coal by the end of 2023

How the province is becoming Canada’s green energy leader 

For $295 per night you can stay at this fairy-tale cottage

“We want it to feel like you’re in the story,” says Audy Leavitt, co-owner of Charmed Resorts, the themed cottage playground offering a storybook experience.

Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary, May 18, 2022. (Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press)

Jason Kenney exits stage right

Politics Insider for May 19: Kenney’s potential successors prepare to replace him; Patrick Brown complains over racist email; Ed Fast out as finance critic over Pierre Poilievre criticism

Minister of National Defence Anita Anand rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, May 9, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Ottawa weighing whether to invest in ballistic missile defence

Politics Insider for May 11: Ottawa to appeal an Alberta ruling; Ontario PC MPPs in hot water over questionable allowances

Kenney points to people in the chamber, Edmonton, Feb. 22, 2022. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Jason Kenney warns of ‘kooky people’ threatening his government

Politics Insider for Mar. 25: Freedom Convoy organizers face more charges; Conservatives table motion that would end all COVID restrictions; Jagmeet Singh says he will hold Liberals to dental care promise

O'Toole speaks during a media availability in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Jan. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Erin O’Toole is in a desperate struggle to save his leadership

Politics Insider for Feb. 2: Erin O’Toole tries to whip up votes; Ottawa can’t keep up with the protests; Alberta RCMP moves in on a blockade

Trudeau meets with the Premier of Nova Scotia Tim Houston in his office in the West Block on Parliament Hill on Nov. 22, 2021 (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

338Canada: Who’s still angry at Ottawa

Philippe J. Fournier: A new survey looking at federal-provincial attitudes suggests that even in Quebec and Alberta, regional resentment is not on the rise

(Photograph by Amber Bracken)

At the Calgary Zoo, the camels watch the people

The Calgary Zoo has a pair of resident camels—and these humped mammals love to people-watch

Erin O’Toole in Ottawa on Nov. 9, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Erin O’Toole and Jason Kenney are both facing internal challenges to their leadership

Politics Insider for Nov. 16, 2021: Opponents move against Kenney and O’Toole; Alberta has a child-care plan; and Harper launches an investment fund

Jason Kenney is sinking. How it all went wrong for him.

The premier fumbled Alberta’s pandemic response so badly that his job is now in jeopardy