Tougher penalties in place for drinking and driving

Impaired driving is often cited as the largest single criminal cause of death in Canada and tougher penalties introduced by Alberta Transportation aim to curb that, however, the legislation has its fair share of critics. On Sept. 1, the second stage of the modification surrounding Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act laws came into effect – which… Continue reading Tougher penalties in place for drinking and driving

Severance packages and tax-free salaries scrapped by Alberta government

Local MLA Shayne Saskiw says the steps made by the PC government in implementing 13 of the 15 recommendations laid out by retired Supreme Court Justice Jack Major are a step in the right direction, but insists the Wildrose party will fight "tooth and nail" to ensure the proposed defined pension plan for MLAs does… Continue reading Severance packages and tax-free salaries scrapped by Alberta government

Justice recommends scrapping controversial ‘golden handshake’

Defeated local MLA Ray Danyluk could be walking away from his years in the public eye with an estimated half a million dollars in severance pay, but future retiring or defeated MLAs may not be getting as hefty transitional allowances if new recommendations on MLA compensation are passed. Last week, an independent report conducted by… Continue reading Justice recommends scrapping controversial ‘golden handshake’