Alberta Politics

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Michelle Rempel Garner exits Patrick Brown campaign to consider UCP leadership run

Rempel Garner giving ‘serious consideration’ to mounting a UCP leadership bid

 

Leela Aheer, then minister of culture, multiculturalism and the status of women, makes an announcement on domestic and gender-based violence during the CFL’s Grey Cup week in Calgary on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The United Conservative backbencher removed from Premier Jason Kenney’s cabinet after publicly criticizing him is running to replace him in the party’s upcoming leadership race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Former Kenney cabinet minister Leela Aheer running to replace him as UCP leader

Aheer the 6th candidate, the 2nd to have been booted from caucus by Kenney

 

The view of the Alberta legislature in Edmonton on March 28, 2014. The United Conservative Party on Tuesday announced rules for a leadership contest to be held Oct. 6 to choose a new leader and the province’s next premier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

The people who want to be Alberta premier: A list of UCP leadership candidates

The race became necessary when Premier Jason Kenney announced last month that he was stepping down

 

MLA Travis Toews speaks at an event in Beaverlodge, Alta. on Sept. 11, 2021. (File photo/Jesse Boily)

Travis Toews adds name to UCP leadership race

Toews resigned from his finance minister position to pursue the leadership role

  • Jun 14, 2022
MLA Travis Toews speaks at an event in Beaverlodge, Alta. on Sept. 11, 2021. (File photo/Jesse Boily)
MP Rob Anders comments on being defeated by Ron Liepert during the Calgary Signal Hill federal Conservative nomination, in Calgary on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Anders may not find the welcome mat out as he attempts to make the move from a big-city riding where he lost his nomination to a brand new rural one.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

‘Very relieved’: Crown stays tax evasion charges against former Calgary MP Rob Anders

Anders first elected as a Reform MP in 1997 and was a co-founder of the Conservative Party of Canada

MP Rob Anders comments on being defeated by Ron Liepert during the Calgary Signal Hill federal Conservative nomination, in Calgary on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Anders may not find the welcome mat out as he attempts to make the move from a big-city riding where he lost his nomination to a brand new rural one.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, says he will stay in the top job to maintain continuity and stability in government until a new United Conservative party leader is chosen, in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Cabinet delivers standing ovation as Alberta Premier Kenney stays on as UCP leader

Kenney did not take questions and has not done so since quitting

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, says he will stay in the top job to maintain continuity and stability in government until a new United Conservative party leader is chosen, in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney shake hands after announcing a unity deal between the two parties in Edmonton on May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta Premier Kenney faces calls from some in his UCP caucus to quit immediately

Kenney’s caucus meeting to determine next steps after the premier announced it was time to leave

Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney shake hands after announcing a unity deal between the two parties in Edmonton on May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance Randy Boissonnault stands during question period in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, April 1, 2022.A Liberal cabinet minister from Alberta says Jason Kenney is the latest Conservative leader to be pushed out by their party for not being “extreme enough.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Jason Kenney pushed out for not being ‘extreme enough’ troubling trend: Boissonnault

Federal Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault, an Edmonton MP, was responding to Kenney’s decision to resign

Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance Randy Boissonnault stands during question period in the House of Commons, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, April 1, 2022.A Liberal cabinet minister from Alberta says Jason Kenney is the latest Conservative leader to be pushed out by their party for not being “extreme enough.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on sustainable helicopter air ambulance funding in Calgary, Friday, March 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘A fine leader:’ Reaction to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney resigning after UCP review

A look at what politicians and stakeholders are saying on social media

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on sustainable helicopter air ambulance funding in Calgary, Friday, March 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Lawyer Jonathan Denis speaks to the media in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. The Alberta Court of Appeal is to release its decision today on a contempt of court ruling against Denis, a former justice minister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Former Alberta justice minister loses bid to stay contempt of court decision

Jonathan Denis also appealing contempt decision, judge says that appeal hearing best place for case

Lawyer Jonathan Denis speaks to the media in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. The Alberta Court of Appeal is to release its decision today on a contempt of court ruling against Denis, a former justice minister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks in Calgary on Friday, March 25, 2022. A former senior Alberta government staffer suing Kenney’s office for what she alleges was wrongful dismissal will be seeking a court order to compel the premier to testify in the lawsuit.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Ex-staffer to ask court to make Alberta premier testify in wrongful dismissal lawsuit

A former senior Alberta government staffer suing Premier Jason Kenney’s office for…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks in Calgary on Friday, March 25, 2022. A former senior Alberta government staffer suing Kenney’s office for what she alleges was wrongful dismissal will be seeking a court order to compel the premier to testify in the lawsuit.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Jason Nixon in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Nixon, Alberta government house leader, is facing accusations of intimidation following a fiery exchange in the house. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta house leader Jason Nixon accused of trying to intimidate opponent in chamber

Fiery exchange in the house saw Nixon lob a swear word toward the Speaker

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Jason Nixon in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Nixon, Alberta government house leader, is facing accusations of intimidation following a fiery exchange in the house. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis comments on an auditor general’s report in Edmonton on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Ex-Alberta justice minister found in contempt of court for defamation-threat letter

Judge ruled letter was an attempt to intimidate Dr. Anny Sauvageau while she was on witness stand

Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis comments on an auditor general’s report in Edmonton on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on air ambulance funding, in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 25, The controversial party vote to determine the future of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney begins today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Kenney urges party to back him or risk division, election loss

Premier: ‘I’m 12-0! I know a thing or two about winning elections’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on air ambulance funding, in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 25, The controversial party vote to determine the future of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney begins today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Former Alberta justice minister Jonathan Denis speaks in Edmonton, on Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Fixer says former Alberta justice minister hired him to get reporter’s phone logs

Jonathan Denis denied that he or his clients talked to David Wallace

Former Alberta justice minister Jonathan Denis speaks in Edmonton, on Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney shake hands after announcing a unity deal between the two in Edmonton on May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Kenney foe Brian Jean says some concerns resolved over upcoming leadership vote

Referendum that has exposed deep rifts in the party and discontent with Kenney

  • Apr 8, 2022
Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney shake hands after announcing a unity deal between the two in Edmonton on May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Brian Jean speaks to reporters at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton on Monday, March 20, 2017. Jean, a rival to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's leadership, says he fears a mail-in leadership vote will be rampant with cheating and fraud. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

Alberta premier’s political foe fears mail-in leadership vote open to cheating

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s campaign team says concern is baseless

Brian Jean speaks to reporters at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton on Monday, March 20, 2017. Jean, a rival to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's leadership, says he fears a mail-in leadership vote will be rampant with cheating and fraud. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan
Jason Kenney in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Peter Guthrie and Jason Stephan, two of the premier’s backbenchers, have broken ranks, calling the United Conservative party’s revamped leadership review a sham and saying it’s time for the premier to resign. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Two of Alberta Premier’s caucus members urge him to quit to renew party

Pair of backbenchers break ranks, calling United Conservative Party leadership review a sham

Jason Kenney in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Peter Guthrie and Jason Stephan, two of the premier’s backbenchers, have broken ranks, calling the United Conservative party’s revamped leadership review a sham and saying it’s time for the premier to resign. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney watches as Finance Minister Travis Toews delivers the 2022 budget in Edmonton on Thursday February 24, 2022. The contentious April 9 party vote to determine Kenney’s fate has been changed from an in-person vote to mail-in ballots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Fractious April 9 party vote on Alberta premier moves from in-person to mail-in

The contentious April 9 party vote to determine the fate of Alberta…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney watches as Finance Minister Travis Toews delivers the 2022 budget in Edmonton on Thursday February 24, 2022. The contentious April 9 party vote to determine Kenney’s fate has been changed from an in-person vote to mail-in ballots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson