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Alberta creates grant program for security measures to deter hate crimes

Alberta creates grant program for security measures to deter hate crimes

The province is directing a total of $500,000 to the program. The grants will be for up to $10,000 for everything from security cameras to protection planning, training, and education.
'Unacceptable environmental effects:' New federal policy restricts thermal coal

'Unacceptable environmental effects:' New federal policy restricts thermal coal

Federal Environment Minister Jonathon Wilkinson said the move was made because of the need to stop burning coal for power — the single greatest source of greenhouse gases in the world. 
Newborn daughter's death inspires MP's bill on bereavement leave for parents

Newborn daughter's death inspires MP's bill on bereavement leave for parents

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec is pushing for the expansion of job-protected bereavement leave from five days to eight weeks.
Liberals table bill to make criminal pardons quicker, cheaper

Liberals table bill to make criminal pardons quicker, cheaper

The cost of applying for a pardon shot up to $658 from $50 over the past decade, pushing down the number of applications by 57 per cent, said Public Safety Minister Bill Blair.
National group concerned about provincial reopening plans in light of COVID variant

National group concerned about provincial reopening plans in light of COVID variant

Some provinces hit hard by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have moved toward shedding more public health restrictions, but a national group is calling for those governments to slow their plans.
Feds face calls for inquiry into military's handling of Iraq war crime reports

Feds face calls for inquiry into military's handling of Iraq war crime reports

“What I've seen over time is that rank and file Canadian troops and lower levels of the officer corps have brought these issues to the attention of senior leaders, and senior leaders appear to have a pattern of telling people just not to pay attention,” said NDP defence critic Randall Garrison.
Alberta finance minister defends $1.3B loss on Keystone XL as 'calculated decision'

Alberta finance minister defends $1.3B loss on Keystone XL as 'calculated decision'

Premier Jason Kenney and his United Conservative government, in early 2020, committed $1.5 billion in direct financing and $6 billion more in loan guarantees to TC Energy Corp.
Auditor scolds Alberta over mine-cleanup fund, how province handles polluted sites

Auditor scolds Alberta over mine-cleanup fund, how province handles polluted sites

Doug Wylie found the government hasn't answered concerns about how company payments into the security fund are calculated. He found five ways in which it still allows companies to overstate their assets, underestimate the effects of oil price declines, and delay payments.
Canada, Alberta sign deal for $1.3B hydrogen plant in Edmonton

Canada, Alberta sign deal for $1.3B hydrogen plant in Edmonton

The plant would capture three million tonnes of CO2 yearly and produce 1,500 tonnes of hydrogen a day.

ATB Financial raises outlook for economic growth in Alberta

ATB says it will take until 2023 for the province to regain the ground it lost.