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UCP clash with NDP over proposed Sovereignty Act

Deputy Premier Nathan Neudorf was asked why the UCP wants the NDP to apologize regarding comments they made on the proposed Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act. Leader Rachel Notley called for the federal government to quash the act should it pass at the legislature. Neudorf said his party is demanding an apology from […]Read More

Breaking down Premier Smith’s address

Our legislative reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post, Tyler Dawson, says when it comes to a break at the pumps that Premier Smith says is coming for Albertans, it may be long term. Mr. Dawson will also discuss how the Alberta Sovereignty Act will be Premier Smith’s first order of business when […]Read More

Barnes open to returning to UCP caucus

Drew Barnes is an independent MLA in Cypress-Medicine Hat. He was booted from the UCP caucus about a year and a half ago. Barnes says with the new leadership under Premier Danielle Smith he would be open to returning to caucus if they share his values of helping to make life more affordable for Albertans. […]Read More

Tight political battlegrounds in Alberta

The Alberta provincial election is not until next May but according to political reporter Tyler Dawson the UCP has to shore up a lot of support between now and then. The latest polls suggest the UCP is trailing the NDP in popular support not just in Edmonton but in Calgary as well. Dawson shares the […]Read More

UCP hold annual general meeting near Edmonton

The Alberta United Conservative Party held their annual general meeting over the weekend in Enoch, located just outside of Edmonton. During keynote speech, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith took aim at Rachel Notley for her support of increases to the federal carbon tax, and Alberta Health Services for the shortage of health-care providers. Following her speech, […]Read More

Was Smith the best choice and will she bring back

Alberta has a new Premier, the have the highest influx of Canadians moving in from other provinces, we have some of the lowest fuel and utility prices – and currently, our economy and research and development are firing on all cylinders.   BCN’s Jeannette Rocher chats with Western Standard editor Dave Naylor about if Danielle Smith […]Read More

Reporter Lilley says changes had to be made at Hockey

Scott Smith is out as Hockey Canada’s president and CEO. In fact, the entire board of directors for Hockey Canada also resigned today. Smith was unable to survive the fallout related to the national body’s handling of sexual assault allegations and how settlements were paid out. The news angered many Canadians leading to calls for […]Read More

More physicians on the way to Lethbridge

Lethbridge East MLA, Nathan Neudorf, explains how many family physicians are on their way to Lethbridge and why he is throwing his support behind UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith. MLA Neudorf explains in this one-on-one interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

UCP leadership candidate Smith’s popularity growing

Next month we will find out who the new premier of Alberta will be. The UCP will be choosing its new leader on October 6th. Many political experts say Danielle Smith is one of the front runners. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson says the support for Smith appears to be growing with party members. Read More

New poll says UCP would win if election was today

The UCP will be choosing its new leader on October 6th. Albertans will then be headed back to the polls next spring. Will the UCP remain in government or will Rachel Notley and the NDP get back in? A new poll by Leger asked Albertans if an election was held today who would you vote […]Read More

What will Alberta do with the cash windfall?

Alberta now has a $13.2-billion budget surplus. We asked our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, what will become of the large provincial windfall. Will it go towards our provincial debt? The Heritage Savings Trust Fund? He gives his thoughts along with who he thought the winners and losers were in the recent Edmonton UCP leadership debate.  Read More

Studying Alberta Provincial Police Force

The Alberta government announced a blueprint for a provincial police service that would add 275 frontline police officers to our province’s 42 detachments. Justice Minister, Tyler Shandro, says Alberta is still studying the potential of a provincial police force. He says it is sorely needed because the RCMP’s mandate is stretched far too thin. Our […]Read More

Danielle Smith receives endorsement from Nathan Neudorf

UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith has a few new shining endorsements from Alberta MLAs. Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf has thrown his support behind Smith to replace Jason Kenney as premier and leader of the party. Smith said at the first UCP leadership debate on Wednesday in Medicine Hat that she has also received support from […]Read More

UCP candidate in hot water.

UCP leadership candidate, Danielle Smith, landed in a little hot water recently. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson explains it had to do with a comment she made about those dealing with cancer. She allegedly made claims you can control cancer before a Stage 4 diagnosis.  Read More

No from over 70 municipalities on provincial police force

A new letter bound for the legislature has been signed by over 70 Alberta municipalities which disagree with the province’s plan to implement a provincial police force. There are mayors and politicians who have differing opinions on the matter however. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the potential decision to phase out the RCMP in Alberta […]Read More

Rebecca Schulz gunning for UCP top job

A total of nine candidates are battling it out to see who will become the next Alberta premier and leader of the UCP. Rebecca Schulz, the MLA for Calgary-Shaw and former Minister of Children’s Services has thrown her name in the hat vying for the top job. Schulz was in Lethbridge on Tuesday campaigning in […]Read More

Danielle Smith announces run for UCP leadership

Reaction to Jason Kenney’s resignation made its way to Lethbridge as well. Local politicians commented on the decision Thursday. As Micah Quinn explains, there are some who have already put their names forward vying to become the new leader of the UCP including Danielle Smith and Brian Jean. UPDATE: UCP caucus chair Nathan Neudorf released […]Read More