Premier Brad Wall wants Canada to slow on Syrian refugee intake, ensure safety Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall wants Canada to suspend the current plan to bring 25,000 more Syrian refugees into the country. The promise to up Canada’s refugee intake by the end of the year was made by Justin Trudeau during the federal election campaign. Now Wall has penned a letter to the new prime minister, asking […]
Wildrose caucus changes party's course on minority group rights The 16-member Wildrose caucus released a “binding statement” in support of equality rights for specific minority groups after the party’s membership rejected a similar policy proposal at its annual meeting earlier this month. In the statement released Monday, the caucus declared its support for the values enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Alberta Human Rights Act.
Questions remain after Prentice grounds Alberta’s fleet Alberta’s taxpayer-funded fleet will be grounded by early December, a government source says, but it may be much longer before the actual costs of the move are known. The decision to scrap Alberta’s controversial taxpayer-funded fleet came on Sept. 16, shortly after Jim Prentice was sworn in as premier. Since then, the fleet hasn’t been used by government ministers, only civil servants under a revised approval process.