Balanced budget out of reach for Alberta: report
Net debt will balloon from $9.5 billion to $44 billion by 2020.
Alberta NDP defend carbon tax on day when prices rise
Gasoline prices rose 4.5 cents per litre on Jan. 1.
Notley defends oil sands group appointees
Wildrose party wants them fired.
Alberta NDP appoints task force to advise on cleantech investments
Chaired by former Suncor Energy executive Gordon Lambert, who has served on Alberta’s Climate Change Advisory Panel.
Alberta NDP challenge coal power buying rule
Consumers on the hook for billions for hand-back of electricity purchase agreements.
Wynne, Ontario, ridiculed in Alberta legislature
Opposition Wildrose party describes Ontario premier as the leader of a failed, debt-ridden enterprise.
Alberta NDP scraps tax credits job creation plan
New proposal includes direct financial support for innovation and job creation in Calgary and Edmonton.
Federal NDP spurn Notley, agree to debate anti-pipeline manifesto
Manifesto advocates an end to the use of fossil fuels and a moratorium on new infrastructure projects such as pipelines.
Higher minimum wage in Alberta could mean more job losses: CFIB
Alberta’s NDP government has maintained it would hike minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018.
Albertans want tighter oil sands enforcement
Pembina Institute poll finds 60% of 18,000 respondents say the province must do more to enforce environmental rules.
Notley hints at straying from federal NDP on cap-and-trade
Premier says province must get its act together on carbon to avoid having a plan imposed on it by the federal government.
Notley promises spending in Alta. budget despite revenue squeeze
Provincial NDP leader did, however, hit at some cuts as the province works to balance its books.
Alberta facing $5.9B deficit: fiscal update
Oil and gas investment is expected to fall more than 30%
Alberta Party chooses oil drilling engineer as Calgary foothills candidate
Premier Notley calls Sept 3 byelection for seat held by former premier Jim Prentice.
Notley spat with Saskatchewan premier exposes friction on oil
Brad Wall says the West shouldn’t have to apologize for its resources and needs to stop being so diplomatic with its message.
Lobby group launches petition against minimum wage hike in Alberta
NDP have pledged to raise the wage by a dollar this fall and continue with increases until it reaches $15 an hour by 2018.
Alberta increases minimum wage by $1 to $11.20 an hour
Vaults from one of lowest minimum wage payers to one of highest.
Alberta tweaks GHG rules, more substantive changes coming
Large emitters will now be expected to cut their emissions by 20% per unit of production by 2017.
Alta. environment minister faces questions over work on protest book
Wildrose party contends editorial work will make businesses even more jittery about the agenda of the new NDP government.
Alberta hires ex Bank of Canada governor for spending advice
Dave Dodge will develop a plan to uncover the best ways the province can fund infrastructure amid the current oil slump.
Alberta NDP spends extra $624M
Will introduce bill to hike tax on the province’s highest earners.
Alta’s NDP premier Notley promises no sales tax
New provincial government expected to table first budget in the fall.
Wall pitches Saskatchewan over Alberta for royalty stability
Premier says provincial government has no plans to review the rates it charges oil companies.
CNRL flags uncertainty over royalties, taxes with Alta. NDP
NDP Premier Notley notes lack of progress on combatting climate change bigger cause of uncertainty for oil and gas industry.
Who? Alberta’s McCuaig Boyd an unknown in the oilpatch
NDP energy head makes a review of the province’s oil and gas royalties a priority for the new government.
Alberta NDP could help, rather than hinder, new pipelines
Premier Notley has signalled a more hands-off approach to promoting some pipeline projects.
Alberta green groups expecting much from Notley’s NDP government
Environmentalists want quick action on phasing out coal plants and placing a higher price on carbon.
Voters deserve clarity from Alta. NDP on pipelines: Prentice
Incumbent premier says the NDP across Canada are opposed to pipeline projects.
Moving on from Northern Gateway realistic, not defeatist: Notley
Alberta NDP leader says its bad government to fight for a pipeline that will likely never be built.
Alberta NDP presses province for pipeline safety report
Alberta Energy ordered the safety report last summer following three oil pipeline spills.