Janet French

Provincial affairs reporter

Janet French covers the Alberta Legislature for CBC Edmonton. She previously spent 15 years working at newspapers, including the Edmonton Journal and Saskatoon StarPhoenix. You can reach her at janet.french@cbc.ca.

Latest from Janet French

Alberta cities, towns and villages want bolder political infrastructure promises

As provincial party leaders tried to woo municipal councillors, the president of Alberta Municipalities says there are gaps in some of their political promises.

Alberta doctors sound alarm over low number of grads seeking residency in province

The number of medical residencies in Alberta that go unfilled has grown during the last decade, especially in family medicine, data from the Canadian Resident Matching Service shows.

Alberta finance minister, environment minister won't seek re-election this May

Finance Minister Travis Toews and Environment and Protected Areas Minister Sonya Savage both announced Friday they will not run in the provincial election, expected on May 29.

Province, hospital foundation commit more money for standalone Stollery Children's Hospital

The Alberta government and Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation are collectively pitching in $6 million to continue planning a standalone facility in Edmonton.

Alberta premier pitches more gas-fired power plants as UN climate panel calls for phaseout

Premier Danielle Smith says renewable energy is unreliable and that Alberta should build more gas-fired power plants for a more predictable source of electricity.

Alberta government announces new hotline, pre-arrival information for Ukrainian evacuees

The Alberta government is creating a hotline for Ukrainian evacuees looking for help with provincial services when they arrive in the province.

New French, science curriculum coming to Alberta elementary classrooms this fall

Alberta elementary schools will be required to teach new curriculum in science, French immersion language arts and Francophone language arts next year in Kindergarten to Grade 3, the education minister says.

A history of the Edmonton police officers who have died while on duty

Since the Edmonton Police Department hired its first constable in 1892, 10 officers have been killed while on the job, according the history section of the police service’s website.

Federal, Alberta governments to study public notice process around oilsands tailings leak

The Alberta and federal governments say they will work together to understand what happened around public notifications of toxic seepage at an oilsands tailings pond.

Alberta to add 120 medical school seats, 100 medical residency spots in three years

Alberta will expand the number of medical residency seats to accommodate the growing ranks of graduating medical students, the province’s health minister said on Monday.