The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act would support family-friendly workplaces and bring Alberta’s standards into alignment with the rest of Canada, the government said Wednesday.
The government says the proposed changes are the result of previous government reviews as well as consultations with Albertans in a variety of sectors. More than 7,000 submissions were received.
The Wildrose and Progressive Conservative caucuses have joined representatives from Alberta’s business community in calling on the NDP government to "extend and enhance the consultation process" in its review of the Labour Relations and Employment Standards Codes.
Gender parity was the hands-down winner of Monday's five federal byelections. The Conservative brand was a close second, but not necessarily for reasons related to the continuing federal leadership campaign.
The Wildrose have released a new report to improve transparency and accountability in what they see as a "deteriorating and increasingly secretive" Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) process under the NDP government.
Depending on who one talks to, the NDP's first Quebec leadership debate drew anywhere from 250 to 400 people on Sunday afternoon in Montreal.
Those are decent enough numbers considering the party could not fill a 500-seat hall in Quebec City for one of the marquee debates that led to the election of Thomas Mulcair as Jack Layton's successor in 2012.
Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and PC Alberta Leader Jason Kenney announced their joint commitment to achieving unity between the two parties in a joint news release Monday afternoon.
Both leaders vowed to form discussion teams with a mandate to work towards an agreement to unite the two parties with details on the teams to be announced by the end of the week.