Scott Dippel

Politics Reporter

Scott Dippel has worked for CBC News in a number of roles in several provinces. He's been a legislative reporter, a news reader, an assignment editor and a national reporter. When not at Calgary's city hall, it's still all politics, all the time.

Latest from Scott Dippel

UCP, NDP roll out top post-election priorities

Over the course of two days this week, the top parties in Alberta's hotly contested election have unveiled their number one legislative priorities for voters to assess.

Plan to help Albertans with high electricity prices could leave post-election hangover

A plan to help approximately 600,000 Alberta customers deal with a spike in their power bills earlier this year will have a lengthy hangover, a Calgary economist says.

Politics watchers don't expect undecided voters got much out of leaders' debate

Politics watchers and partisans were glued to their screens watching Thursday night's debate between the leaders of the UCP and the NDP. But it's unclear whether the event moved the needle for those who have not made up their minds.

Politicians can pass laws, but should not cherry pick how they're enforced, experts say

Danielle Smith criticized police for COVID-era arrests of church pastors in a video posted weeks before winning UCP leadership.

Spat over police commission just another bump in the road for city, provincial government

In politics, there is power and there's control. The current spat between Calgary city council and the UCP features a lot of both.

Alberta may be racking up budget surpluses but the province's fiscal hangover will linger on

Alberta might be racking up budget surpluses due to burgeoning oil prices but the province's fiscal hangover from the past 20 years will last into the next century.

Party leaders walk fine line of an emergency during election campaign

The leaders of the United Conservative and New Democratic parties are pledging to focus on the needs of the more than 24,000 people forced out of their homes by wildfires in northern and central Alberta.

Here are the ridings to watch in the 2023 Alberta provincial election

With polls suggesting the UCP and NDP are nearly identical in support, all eyes are focusing on Alberta ridings that could determine the outcome of the May 29 provincial election.

Arena deal: 10 key questions on the proposed $1.2B arena and entertainment district

Calgary does love/hate its arena deals. It's practically an industry. But one thing is clear: the public knows less at this stage than what had been revealed at a similar stage with the last arena deal.

Preliminary plan for Calgary field house calls for true multi-use concept

It's to be a multi-sport field house and the City of Calgary says that building will accommodate a lot more than just one event at a time.