Charles Rusnell

Investigative reporter

Charles Rusnell is a reporter with CBC Investigates, the award-winning investigative unit of CBC Edmonton. His journalism in the public interest is widely credited with forcing accountability, transparency and democratic change in Alberta. Send tips in confidence to and follow him on Twitter@charlesrusnell

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Alberta announces committee to consult public on future coal mining policy

Following through on a promise made last month, Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage on Monday named a five-member committee to consult the public about the future of coal mining in the province.
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Canadian judge rejects former Saudi spymaster's challenge of order freezing his assets

An Ontario judge has rejected an attempt by former Saudi spymaster Saad Aljabri, who now lives in Toronto, to have a worldwide freezing order lifted on hundreds of millions of dollars of his assets.

Former Saudi spy chief denies he stole billions before fleeing to Toronto

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued an order freezing Saad Aljabri's assets, luxury properties, and bank accounts in Europe, Malta, the British Virgin Islands, the United States and Canada — including his $13-million mansion in Toronto.

Greenpeace issues legal warning to Alberta inquiry into alleged foreign-funded anti-energy campaigns

Greenpeace Canada has warned Alberta’s inquiry into alleged foreign-funded anti-energy campaigns that it will consider legal action if the inquiry’s final report contains any reference to the environmental non-profit.

Military reservists preparing for possible deployment in Prairies as COVID-19 rates soar

The Canadian military is preparing for possible deployment of troops in the Prairie provinces, potentially as early as Saturday in Alberta, to assist with their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, CBC News has learned. 

Law society accepts resignation of former PC party president Bill Smith

The Law Society of Alberta has accepted the resignation of former provincial Conservative party president and 2017 Calgary mayoral candidate Bill Smith. 

Doctors not leaving province, Premier Jason Kenney insists, despite contrary claims in legal case

Premier Jason Kenney sparred with NDP health critic David Shepherd in the legislature Thursday over seemingly contradictory statements by the UCP government about the exodus of doctors from the province.

Shandro directs doctors' regulatory college to stop doctors from leaving practices en masse

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro has directed the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta to change its standards of practice for physicians by July 20 in an attempt to stop the province’s doctors from leaving their practices en masse due to an ongoing dispute over pay.

Premier Jason Kenney's campaign manager hired as VP of Alberta Energy Regulator

Premier Jason Kenney's campaign manager and an outspoken anthropogenic global-warming skeptic has been hired as the Alberta Energy Regulator's new vice president of its science and innovation branch.

Alberta government legal defence claims doctors' charter rights not violated

The Alberta government says it did not breach Alberta doctors’ charter rights by passing legislation that allowed the health minister to unilaterally rip up their agreement on the terms and conditions of doctors’ work.