Highlights / Jason Kenney

Health, Society

More restrictions are announced as COVID refuses to let up

As COVID caseloads rise and more transmissible variants continue to spread across Canada, people in three provinces–Ontario, Quebec and Alberta–are facing increased public-health restrictions to combat the virus’s third wave. Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced this afternoon he was imposing »

Politics

Premiers across Canada call on federal government to increase health funding

Premiers from across Canada have once again called on the federal government to increase health care funding to the provinces and territories by $28 billion. In a joint press conference on Thursday, Quebec Premier François Legault, British Columbia Premier John »

Economy, International, Politics

Biden’s 1st call to foreign leader will be to Trudeau Friday, says White House

U.S. President Joe Biden’s first call to a foreign leader will be with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters yesterday. Speaking during her first briefing with the media, Psaki said the two »

Health, Politics, Society

Alberta will run out COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Jason Kenney says

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the Western Canadian province is on the verge of running out of the COVID-19 vaccine because of the “unexpected supply disruption” announced by the federal government. “By the end of today or early tomorrow, Albertans »

Society

Another woman wearing a hijab is attacked in Edmonton

Police in Edmonton are investigating what appears to be the second hate crime in less than a week. Both assaults were directed at black women wearing hijabs, both took place at the Southgate Centre mall, a popular shopping location. In »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Pressue mounts on Alberta premier to take more action to halt COVID spread

Pressure continues to mount on Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to take bigger and stronger action to fight the spread of COVID-19. On Saturday, health authorities reported 1,026 cases in the province–the highest one-day total since the pandemic began. On Sunday, »

Economy, Politics, Society

Premiers seek $28B in additional health transfers from Ottawa

Four of Canada’s conservative-leaning premiers are calling on the federal government to increase health funding to the provinces by $28 billion as provincial budgets are getting a double whammy hit of rising healthcare costs and dwindling revenues due to the »

Society

Edmonton city council to discuss mandatory mask bylaw

Edmonton’s city council is set to discuss making masks mandatory in indoor public spaces on Thursday, after Mayor Don Iveson called on councillors to attend an emergency advisory committee meeting. “I am hearing that many Edmontonians would like to see »

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Alberta Premier pushing to have NHL play in Edmonton

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is pushing for Edmonton to be one of the National Hockey League’s hub cities when it resumes play later this summer, according to a tweet he made yesterday. “It’s the obvious choice to bring the NHL »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Biden says he’ll cancel Keystone XL if he wins election

The long and winding saga of the Keystone XL pipeline has taken another turn. The presumptive Democratic candidate for president of the United States, Joe Biden, says he will cancel the project if he is elected. Biden made the announcement »