National News

UCP says federal and provincial policies negatively impacting Alberta’s Restaurant Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn the eve of their party’s leadership vote, UCP interim leader Nathan Cooper was joined by Matt Jeneroux, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend and co-chair of the Alberta Jobs Taskforce and representatives from Restaurants Canada in Edmonton Friday for a press conference. Cooper’s conference was to highlight how Alberta’s restaurant industry is negatively impacted by federal and provincial policies he says are increasing costs for local businesses. […]

Editorial & Opinion

An Open Letter To The Successful Candidates – Morinville Election 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutesCongratulations to “The New Magnificent Seven”, winners of our latest civic election.

You now enter Stage 3 of your political journey, commonly referred to as “The Honeymoon Period” (Stage 1 being the Campaign and Stage 2 the Election itself). Over time, public service stints have evolved to allow successful aspirants approximately 100 days to ‘find their way’. […]


Municipalities have new rules to follow

Reading Time: 2 minutesFor the first time in more than two decades, the province has made significant changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA), legislation that sets the rules for how local governments function and provide services to residents. Those wholesale changes to the MGA have now been proclaimed as law […]


National Column: Bill 62 unites Quebec government’s rivals

Reading Time: 3 minutesWith the law that prescribes provincial and municipal services be rendered and received with one’s face uncovered, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has achieved the impossible. His Liberal government has reconciled the two opposite camps in the Quebec religious accommodation debate behind the notion that it is running a gong show. […]