Tag: Legislature

Alberta politicians trade barbs on economy, budget as legislature resumes

EDMONTON – Alberta’s fall legislature sitting began on full boil, with Premier Jason Kenney accusing the former government of trailblazing economic incompetence while NDP Leader Rachel Notley told him to stop throwing tantrums and take the wheel. With Kenney promising spending restraint in the Oct. 24 budget, he told the house during question period that…

PC MPP who referees Ontario’s legislature wants to see better behaviour

The Progressive Conservative who referees Ontario’s legislature is asking fellow MPPs — including in his own party — to dial down confrontational behaviour when they return from an extended summer break or risk alienating voters. Without naming names or parties, Speaker Ted Arnott singles out “repeated and contrived standing ovations” in the legislature’s daily question…

Manitoba politician hopes to leave legislature for House of Commons

WINNIPEG—A Manitoba Liberal is hoping to leave her seat in the provincial legislature for one in the House of Commons. Judy Klassen is seeking the federal Liberal nomination in Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, which has been held by New Democrat Niki Ashton since 2008. Klassen’s provincial constituency of Keewatinook covers a portion of the northern Manitoba federal…

N.B. Greens say no deal with Liberals, Tories as legislature resumes Oct. 23

FREDERICTON—Premier Brian Gallant will convene a new session of the New Brunswick legislature on Oct. 23, but there are increasing signs his government may not be able to hold on to power. Gallant’s Liberals won 21 seats in last month’s provincial election — one fewer than the Progressive Conservatives — with the Green Party and…