Alberta’s debt will continue to rise as economy struggles: premier

Alberta’s debt will continue to rise as economy struggles: premier

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is painting a dark picture ahead of this week’s financial update. The Alberta legislature is to convene Thursday for the United Conservative government’s release of first-quarter numbers for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Kenney says it will be the “biggest deficit in the history of Alberta by a country mile.” […]

Premier, education minister defend Ontario's back-to-school busing plan

Premier, education minister defend Ontario's back-to-school busing plan

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce are defending the province’s preparations for student transportation this fall. Some school bus drivers say they have not received COVID-19 safety protocols with just weeks to go before the start of class. Others told CBC Toronto earlier this month that they are unsure if they’ll return […]

Premier League on notice as U.K. government aims for return of sport in June

Premier League on notice as U.K. government aims for return of sport in June

LONDON—The path to the Premier League resuming was eased Monday by the government saying elite sports will be allowed to resume in England in June if there is no new spike in coronavirus infections. While spectators will not be allowed into stadiums for some time, the British government embracing the return of professional sports stands […]

Premier League convenes emergency meeting after Arteta positive test

Premier League convenes emergency meeting after Arteta positive test

LONDON — Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said on Thursday, prompting the Premier League to announce an emergency meeting on Friday. Arsenal’s first-team squad are set to self-isolate as a result of Arteta’s status and the club’s Hale End training center has been temporarily closed. Brighton & Hove […]

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest will not run for Conservative leadership

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest will not run for Conservative leadership

Former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister and Liberal premier of Quebec Jean Charest will not run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. “I will not be a candidate. It is final,” he told Radio-Canada’s Patrice Roy in an interview broadcast this evening on ICI RDI. Watch the full French language interview with Charest here. Before Christmas, […]

Ontario premier declares win after New York drops Buy American policy

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was “pleased” that New York has dropped proposed Buy American provisions from its state budget, but she remained concerned Saturday about U.S. protectionism and uncertainty about the North American Free Trade Agreement. Governor Andrew Cuomo had proposed the New York Buy American Act, which would have required all state entities to […]