Tags : Jason Kenney

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

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

Price gouging at the pumps a hot topic

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is asking the Competition Bureau of Canada to investigate price gouging at the pumps. The Alberta government eliminated the 13 cent per litre provincial fuel tax back in April but Albertans have not seen a lot of savings. Dan McTeague, the president of Canadians for Affordable Energy, is happy the Premier […]Read More

Political reporter discusses UCP leadership front runners

Political reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post, Tyler Dawson, discusses who the front runners are in the UCP leadership race. The party will choose Alberta’s new premier in October. Dawson also talks to BCN’s Hal Roberts about the alleged bullying and disrespect volunteers with the provincial NDP have been receiving. He explains […]Read More

When are utility rebates coming?

Many of us here in Alberta have been wondering where those utility rebates are. The province said back in February and March that we would be receiving help with our natural gas and electricity bills as inflation has made life so much more difficult. We asked UCP Caucus Chair and Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf […]Read More

Duane Bratt highlights key issues with Kenney government

The fallout from the Jason Kenney leadership review and subsequent Kenney resignation has been felt in a number of ways. That is according to Political Science Professor Dr. Duane Bratt who teaches at Mount Royal University. Bratt presented at SACPA on Thursday and said Premier Kenney dug his own grave during the pandemic which led […]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

Voting for UCP leadership review wraps up

Votes from card carrying members of the UCP have to be in by end of day today to determine Jason Kenney’s fate. Results from the UCP leadership review will be made known on May 18th. We asked our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson what will happen if Premier Kenney doesn’t receive the support he is looking […]Read More

How the UCP leadership review may unfold

The UCP leadership review is underway. Voting members have until May 11th to get their votes in to decide whether Jason Kenney should remain on as leader. The results will be known on May 18th. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson gives his thoughts as to what may transpire. Read More

Legislative reporter discusses both CPC and UCP leaderships

When it comes to winning the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada the key will be winning over the hearts and minds of western Canadians. That is according to our legislative reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post Tyler Dawson. Dawson will also explain why mail-in ballots may work to the advantage […]Read More

Premier’s rivals slam decision of mail-in ballots

The United Conservative Party has decided to make a massive switch for the upcoming leadership review of Premier Jason Kenney on April 9. It has been changed from an in-person vote to mail-in ballots. Opponents of Kenney are not happy with this change. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, UCP MLA Brian Jean called the decision […]Read More

BCN exclusive with Premier Kenney

The UCP leadership is coming up April 9th. We chat with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney discussing the leadership, doctor shortage in our province and why Alberta pastors were thrown in jail during the pandemic.Read More

Brian Jean wins in Fort McMurray

With Brian Jean taking 64 percent of the vote in the recent byelection in Fort McMurray Lac La Biche he is back with the UCP. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says having Jean back in the fold could cause problems for Premier Jason Kenney leading up to the leadership review April 9th in Red Deer.Read More

Take Back Alberta campaign growing

There is a group who would like to see Jason Kenney no longer be premier of Alberta. The grass roots movement, known as Take Back Alberta, is not happy with the direction Kenney has taken our province. Founding member, David Parker, who worked on Kenney’s campaign team explains in this exclusive interview.Read More

Funding for John Ware Youth Empowerment Program

As part of Black History Month, the province is investing $144,600 into the John Ware Youth Empowerment Program over the next two years. The initiative is designed by the Global Village Centre in Brooks, and honours the legacy of John Ware, who was a black rancher and one of the first ranchers to settle in […]Read More

Will Kenney pursue CPC leadership?

The Brian Jean versus Jason Kenney drama has begun. Brian Jean, the former leader of the Wildrose Party, won the UCP nomination in Fort McMurray and the by-election is set for March 15th. Jean is going up against NDP candidate Ariana Mancini. We asked our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, if this should be an easy […]Read More

Premier Kenney announces additional funding for Indigenous investment

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Indigenous Relations Minister, Rick Wilson, made their way to Standoff on Monday night to announce additional funding for Indigenous communities. The Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation project has invested over $160 million since 2019 in three key sectors. They include $93 million for the Cascade Power Project, $40 million for eight […]Read More

Alberta begins loosening of restrictions

The Alberta government announced on Tuesday that is dropping a number of its COVID-19 mandates. The Restrictions Exemption Program or vaccine passport is being removed. Premier Jason Kenney says restrictions on food and beverage at entertainment venues will be removed as well. Capacity limits have been removed except at large venues. Effective February 14th there […]Read More

Edmonton MLA Kaycee Madu in hot water

Our legislative reporter and the Alberta Correspondent with the National Post Tyler Dawson talks about how Kaycee Madu had his ministerial duties stripped following a phone call he made to the Edmonton Police Chief after receiving a ticket for distracted driving.  Kaycee Madu says he didn’t call Edmonton Police chief Dale McFee to talk about […]Read More

Calls for early Kenney leadership review

Premier Jason Kenney is facing an earlier call for a leadership review. That is according to our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, who says constituency associations have passed a resolution calling for it to be held in March instead of April of next year.Read More

Playing the blame game

Premier Jason Kenney, like many other provincial leaders, has been grilled over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says it appears as though Kenney is not accepting all of the blame but placed some of it at the feet of our province’s chief medical officer of health-Dr. Deena Hinshaw.Read More

Where has Alberta Premier Jason Kenney been?

Even though Premier Jason Kenney had a recent Facebook Live event many Albertans have been wondering where the premier has been? Holidays? Lying low as to not give Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau any ammunition during the federal election campaign? Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, gives us his thoughts.Read More

UCP firm on pay cut for healthcare workers

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Finance Minister Travis Toews visited Lethbridge discussing the current state of the Alberta economy. Kenney also addressed the ongoing negotiations with the nurses union in our province. Micah Quinn has the details.Read More

Hindu societies call for earlier inclusion in proposed K-6 curriculum

Close to 30 Hindu societies across the province, including many in southern Alberta want their religion included in Alberta’s proposed new Kindergarten to Grade 6 (K-6) curriculum at an earlier stage.   The Alberta government says the draft K-6 curriculum is the first curriculum in Alberta to include direct detailed knowledge about the Hindu religion. […]Read More