Local News

Meet the candidates: Morinville-St. Albert

In the Alberta provincial election taking place April 16, Morinville residents will be voting for the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the electoral district of Morinville-St. Albert, created in 2017 following a recommendation by the Electoral Boundaries Commission. […]

Morinville News

Chamber hosting All-Candidate’s Forum

The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the St. Albert Chamber to hold an All-Candidate’ forum on Tuesday, April 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cardiff Hall (55320 Range Road 251, Sturgeon County). […]


National Column: One year on: Promises, what promises?

Much celebration – for the most part justified – is attending the first anniversary of Justin Trudeau’s election victory. Twelve months later, polls elicit no buyer’s remorse. Many voters who did not support Trudeau last year are on balance happy he won. […]


National Column: Red wave swamps Tories – and catches NDP in its wake

Canada’s progressive majority got its act together on Monday and ushered Stephen Harper out with a vengeance.

In the process, they brought their own resolution to the problem of vote splitting on the left of the Conservatives, steamrolling the NDP to hand Justin Trudeau the first Liberal majority victory in 15 years.


National Column: Fighting politics of fear in PM’s backyard

The most passionate pushback on Conservative Leader Stephen Harper’s twin hot-button election issues is coming from his own backyard.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s outspoken criticism of the Conservative leader’s court appeal on the issue of niqabs at citizenship ceremonies and the stripping of citizenship from convicted terrorists in many ways pulls back the curtain on the Alberta that elected him as mayor of its largest city and handed a huge provincial majority to New Democrat Rachel Notley. […]


National Column: Trudeau passes a key test on foreign policy

As we head into the final sprint of a marathon election campaign, Monday night brought two surprises.

Justin Trudeau, whose juvenile musings on foreign policy had cost him dearly in the past, delivered his best performance at a debate confined solely to foreign policy.

And our national security, our place on the world stage, the value of Canadian citizenship, our relations with our biggest ally and our responsibility to help those fleeing war and persecution delivered the most passionate and animated moments of the 2015 election campaign. […]