Alberta Politics: Prominent labour activist, plus well-known chanteuse and LGBTQ+ activist, named to Alberta Order of Excellence

What a pleasure it was yesterday to see Reg Basken’s name on the 2018 list of eight new members of the Alberta Order of Excellence. There was a day I wasn’t at all sure it was even possible for someone associated with a trade union to be honoured in this way. But, for sure, Mr. ...

Alberta Diary: Alberta government ponders ‘options’ as independent arbitrator overturns firing of jail guards who took part in illegal strike

AUPE Correctional Officers rally at the picket line outside the Edmonton Remand Centre during their illegal strike in June 2013. Below: Arbitrator Andy Sims; former deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk, as imagined by Sun Media; AUPE President Guy Smith. An independent arbitrator has overturned the firing of four Correctional Officers who took part in the illegal ...