Tags : Rachel Notley

Trudeau wants Alberta to transition away from oil and gas.

Prime Minister Trudeau says he would like to see Alberta transition away from oil and gas. This obviously does not sit well with Premier Danielle Smith and the Alberta government. We asked our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson if Premier Smith would consider invoking the Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act to shoot down Ottawa’s […]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

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

Notley responds to Smith winning UCP leadership race

The United Conservative Party has a new leader. She is 51-year-old Danielle Smith. The former leader of the Wildrose Party of Alberta beat out former finance minister Travis Toews on the 6th ballot. Smith had around 53 per cent of the vote compared to Toews’ 46 per cent. Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley offered up […]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

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

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

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

‘The Premier has failed to do his job’ Alberta NDP

Following the earlier announcement from the UCP regarding new COVID-19 restrictions and masking, Opposition NDP Leader, Rachel Notley, says she’s extremely disappointed by the announcement to put more restrictions on Albertans. She says the new restrictions are unfair for the 70 per cent of Albertans who have chosen to receive the vaccine.    Notley has […]Read More

Alberta changing requirements for COVID-19 cases in the province

With the pandemic shifting, so are the restrictions. On Wednesday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that almost all COVID-19 restrictions are set to be dropped by Aug. 16.    With the increase of Albertans getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that the Alberta Government is going to cut […]Read More