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 [...]
Prices rising faster in Calgary than in rest of country Both the Calgary region and Alberta outstripped the annual rate of inflation in July experienced across the country. Statistics Canada reported Friday that the Consumer Price Index rose by 2.9 per cent in the Calgary census metropolitan area and by 2.5 per cent in Alberta compared with a 2.1 per cent hike in Canada.
Some post-secondary programs facing steep tuition hike The provincial government is laying the groundwork for post-secondary schools to significantly hike tuition for a limited number of programs through a controversial measure it promised to abandon four years ago. According to leaked internal documents, Premier and Advanced Education Minister Dave Hancock notified universities and colleges this summer to submit proposals by Oct. 15 for so-called market modification adjustments to tuition for up to five programs each.