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Rachel Notley, Jason Kenney channel glories of past premiers in battle for Alberta’s economic soul

Rachel Notley, Jason Kenney channel glories of past premiers in battle for Alberta’s economic soul

CALGARY — Jason Kenney, running to be Alberta’s next premier, is lunching on a salad at the Blackfoot Diner, a popular truck stop eatery just outside Calgary’s downtown, but offering red-meat economic policy proposals to his base in historically conservative Alberta.While the province’s demographics and leanings are changing, and some of his United Conservative Party’s…





‘Somebody’s foot on our throat’: Alberta restaurant industry says it’s bleeding jobs by the thousands amid wage hike, economic downturn

‘Somebody’s foot on our throat’: Alberta restaurant industry says it’s bleeding jobs by the thousands amid wage hike, economic downturn

An Alberta cabinet minister snubbed a group of restaurateurs on Tuesday, saying their new campaign was “anti-worker” for criticizing the government’s minimum wage increases.Restaurants Canada, an organization representing 30,000 restaurateurs across the country, launched a campaign Tuesday at an Edmonton hotel, warning that NDP policies were making it harder for restaurateurs to survive the province’s…



British parliament backs PM May to press on with search for Brexit deal

British parliament backs PM May to press on with search for Brexit deal

“This confidence vote has managed to unite the Tories after a bruising day yesterday,” said Henry Newman, director of the Open Europe think tank.Under Conservative Party rules, Mrs May is immune from internal challenge until December this year, after successfully fending off a leadership spill just before Christmas. And while Mr Corbyn could in theory…