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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

Budget will bring relief

Lethbridge East MLA and UCP Caucus Chair, Nathan Neudorf, says with the new tabled budget Albertans can expect to see a little relief on their bills including their natural gas and electric bills.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

NDP calling for Coutts blockade to end

The blockade at the Coutts border is entering its 13th day. The Vice-President of the Alberta and Saskatchewan division of Canadian Manufacturers, David MacLean, said between 800 and 1,200 trucks cross at the Coutts border almost every day. That means over $44 million is passed through as well. Lorne Dach, NDP Critic for Transportation, called […]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

Will the UCP win the next election in 2023?

Now that the year 2022 has arrived that means next year we will have a provincial election in Alberta. There are a number of people who believe it will be a real struggle for Jason Kenney and the UCP to be re-elected but there are others who say the last thing Alberta needs is another […]Read More

Year in Review from the Legislature

There were a lot of BIG stories that came out of the legislature this year including how the Kenney government handled the pandemic and how the UCP is preparing for a leadership review of Premier Jason Kenney next spring. Our legislative reporter and the Alberta Correspondent with the National Post, Tyler Dawson, has our Year […]Read More

Backing off of vaccine mandates.

 It appears as though the Kenney government is backing away from mandating vaccines for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, explains what this means for Alberta’s health care workers moving forward.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

Issues within the Tory caucus

Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu has been shaking things up on Parliament Hill lately. She announced the start of a civil liberties caucus to raise issues surrounding COVID-19. It’s a move, Lilley says, could really backfire. 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

Vaccine passport will be in Alberta for some time says

The Alberta government announced that its vaccine passport system will remain in effect until sometime in 2022. This comes as Alberta launched its QR code reader for vaccine passports. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says even though many Albertans may not be happy with the vaccine passports they may be around for quite some time.Read More

Federal election results discussed at SACPA

Some people are wondering how it is that the Conservative Party of Canada had more total votes than the Liberals, but still lost the federal election. Dr. Melanee Thomas is an Associate Professor of Political Science from the University of Calgary, and she spoke at SACPA to discuss the election. She says parties don’t win […]Read More

NDP says doctor shortage requires action from UCP

NDP Finance Critic and Lethbridge-West MLA, Shannon Phillips, had a harsh message Tuesday afternoon for the newly appointed Health Minister Jason Copping. Phillips says the Alberta government isn’t doing enough to help out residents who have been experiencing a shortage of family physicians in the city. Phillips talked with two women who said they have […]Read More

Political reporter discusses impact of new book on Trudeau’s campaign

Former Liberal Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould released her new book called Indian in the Cabinet. It discusses a number of issues including her and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s involvement in the SNC Lavalin scandal. I asked political reporter Brian Lilley if he feels the release of Wilson-Raybould’s book just before the election will hurt Trudeau’s […]Read More

NDP candidate for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner announced

The federal NDP has named their candidate for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. Jocelyn Stenger will be running in the federal election on September 20th. She’s currently working as the Alberta Representative for the Canadian Labour Congress. Stenger says she is very passionate about putting more power into the hands of working people and those who are marginalized […]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

NDP asking for farmer mental health crisis hotline

The NDP is calling on the Alberta government to implement a 24/7 mental health crisis support hotline for farmers in our province. The NDP is also renewing their proposal for the UCP to provide five insured mental health sessions for Albertans. NDP Agriculture Critic, Heather Sweet, was in Lethbridge discussing how she has been talking […]Read More