AltaLink president confident of approval of sale to U.S. firm As the planned sale of Alberta’s largest electrical transmission company to an American firm comes under scrutiny from politicians and the public, the president of AltaLink remains confident the deal will win approval from provincial and federal reviews. The $3.2-billion sale of AltaLink by Quebec-based SNC Lavalin to Berkshire Hathaway Energy — owned by billionaire Warren Buffett — is attracting attention, from the hiring of lobbyists to full-page newspaper ads from ATCO warning about “serious consequences” if the deal goes ahead.
Lukaszuk promises better access to daycare in social policy announcement Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk said Tuesday he would increase support for daycare centres in the province by ensuring enough spaces exist as the province’s population growth continues to outpace the rest of the country. Access to child care remains a primary concern for young families, Lukaszuk said in a statement outlining his social services platform.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan resigns over letter to judge OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet is reeling from an ethical slip-up that has caused the resignation of its aboriginal affairs minister and left political critics questioning why Finance Minister Jim Flaherty hasn’t also quit. The political bombshell was [...]