Danielle Smith's government is in court right now fighting against the federal government's Impact Assessment Act — a case it's probably going to lose. If it does, it should look in its own backyard for the reason why, columnist Max Fawcett writes.
After four years of picking fights with everyone from teachers and doctors to nurses and university professors, the UCP government is using its latest oil and gas windfall to buy the forgiveness of Albertan voters. Will it work?
Alberta is predicting a $2.4-billion budget surplus for its petro-powered economy this year, with plans to take a big bite out of its debt and put up guardrails to prevent eye-popping deficits when oil booms go bust.
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's last budget before an expected spring election gives strong support to a proposed tax break for energy companies to fulfil their legal cleanup duties but doesn't tell voters how much would be spent on it.