Danielle Smith’s government tries to clarify Sovereignty Act powers — as former rivals unite behind her

EDMONTON—Confusion reigned over the Alberta legislature Wednesday, a day after Premier Danielle Smith introduced her cornerstone Sovereignty Act in the name of fighting back against perceived federal encroachment. Amid a torrent of criticism from political scientists, legal experts and business leaders, the provincial government seemed to try to allay concerns about the amount of power … Read more

Regina resident applied for medically assisted death after consistent surgical delays

Despite not having a terminal diagnosis, Jolene Van Alstine from Regina has considered medical assistance in dying (MAiD) due to the extreme pain she has suffered while waiting for surgical treatment. It’s an unacceptable situation, says Saskatchewan NPD leader Carla Beck. “Thirty-six thousand Saskatchewan people are waiting for surgery and they’re more than just numbers,” … Read more

NDP says 350 SLGA employees are looking at unemployment in January

Official Opposition critic for jobs and economy Aleana Young said more than 350 SLGA employees are staring down unemployment in the new year. “With the release of the mid-year financials again we see this is the Sask Party government sitting in a good place economically when it comes to the government books, but instead of … Read more

Saskatchewan mid-year report expects ‘significant surplus’

The government of Saskatchewan released the mid-year report for the 2022-23 year, noting that it anticipates a “significant surplus.” “A surplus of $1.1 billion is forecast at mid-year, up $1.6 billion from budget,” the report read. Read more: YWCA Regina facility receives funding amid rising construction costs Read More YWCA Regina facility receives funding amid … Read more

Globe editorial: Your employer is bankrupt and your pension isn’t safe? Ottawa looks to fix the rules

In this era of widespread discord, it is a rare thing to see unanimity – and that’s especially so in rancorous venues like the House of Commons. Last week, however, members of Parliament voted 318-0 in favor of a Conservative Party private member’s bill at third reading. The proposed changes, now being reviewed by the … Read more

Jagmeet Singh went to Germany to find out how to become Canada’s prime minister

OTTAWA—It’s a good thing the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh doesn’t get jet lag. Less than a day after returning from a weeklong visit to Germany, the NDP leader had already hopped on the phone to discuss his jam-packed trip, which saw Singh hold his first meeting with Chancellor Olaf Scholz, rub shoulders with a bevy of … Read more

Elizabeth May returns as Green Party leader, with Jonathan Pedneault on joint ticket

Green Party leadership candidate Elizabeth May speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sept. 29, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press After a disappointing federal election result, internal conflicts spilling into the open and a downward trend in fundraising, the federal Green Party named a familiar face as its leader Saturday night, although … Read more

Ottawa and provincial health ministers urged by nurse union head to stop ‘squabbling’ as they sit down for first meeting since 2018

Linda Silas talks with reporters in St. Andrews, NB, on July 20, 2018.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press The president of Canada’s nurses’ unions is urging Ottawa and the provinces to stop “squabbling” and to focus on finding practical solutions to the country’s health care crisis, including addressing a chronic shortage of nurses, when they meet early … Read more

Notley asks Smith to confirm promise to hold election May 29, not seek delay

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 4, 2022 2:01 pm Updated November 4, 2022 2:05 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Alberta’s NDP Opposition leader wants a public guarantee from Premier Danielle Smith that she will follow through on her promise to hold the next general election on its scheduled date … Read more

Here’s why it would be so hard to get rid of the controversial notwithstanding clause

The Ontario government’s decision to shield back-to-work legislation from court challenges by invoking the Constitution’s “notwithstanding clause” to override Canadians’ protected rights has sparked widespread outrage, including from the federal government. The bill, which is expected to pass Thursday, would impose contracts on approximately 55,000 education workers in the province and ban them from going … Read more