Kim Trynacity

Kim Trynacity is an award-winning journalist and CBC Alberta's provincial affairs reporter. You can reach Kim by email at kim.trynacity@cbc.ca or on Twitter @ledgewatcher

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Point of View

Postcard to politics: Legislature reporter Kim Trynacity looks back on 2 decades of memories

Health-care costs, labour unrest, education funding and the struggle to exert influence in Ottawa — I reported on these stories extensively as I began to cover the Alberta legislature for CBC Edmonton in 2000, and they remain top of the public agenda some 20 years later.
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'Co-operation, not confrontation': Kenney hopes to avoid public service walkout in 2020

In his stately wood-panelled legislature office, Premier Jason Kenney sits in a deep-set black leather chair and predicts 2020 will be a better year.

Jason Kenney has 'no interest' in leading federal Conservative Party

Making a big splash in Ottawa this week, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney held court on familiar turf with federal MPs, business leaders and reporters as he dashed from one high-stakes engagement to another.

High-end shop on legislature grounds featuring works by Alberta artists set to close next year

Artist Karen Bishop says she is hurt and angry that the Alberta government has decided the Alberta Branded gift shop is too costly to keep running.

Meeting with Kenney, visit to consulate as former president of Ukraine visits Edmonton

A former president of Ukraine came to Edmonton Monday, fulfilling a long-standing invitation from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to visit the Ukrainian Consulate General office, which opened in 2018.

Ron MacLean addresses Don Cherry's firing in U of A convocation speech

Hockey broadcaster Ron MacLean only said Don Cherry’s name once while accepting an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta Tuesday. But that’s all he talked about.

'Risky ventures': Alberta unions worry about plan to put pensions under government control

Public sector employees say they are increasingly worried about the future of their pension plans, after the Alberta government introduced legislation Monday to lock in pension assets from all public sector pension plans under the management of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, or AIMCo.

Western separation remains as unviable today as it was in the early 2000s, says former panel chair

When Premier Jason Kenney announced a panel to find a "fair deal" for Alberta, it made news headlines -- but the idea itself is hardly novel in this province.

Edmonton candidate's plan to live in Ottawa prompts debate about MP residency

Tim Uppal, a former cabinet minister in the Stephen Harper government, is up-front about his intentions should he win election Oct. 21. He says he’ll live with his family in Ottawa, more than 3,300 kilometres east of Edmonton.

MacKinnon panel report will set the stage for October budget

Public sector union leaders and front-line workers the workers and their unions are worried about what the MacKinnon panel will recommend in a report set to be released Tuesday morning after the Labour Day long weekend.
Analysis

Appointments to agencies, boards and commissions often 'partisan,' political scientist says

Agencies, boards and commissions, which help oversee billion-dollar decisions, are the building blocks upon which the provincial government stacks its agenda.

Laid-back lynx a surprise visitor to Alberta legislature grounds

Some people making their way into downtown Edmonton this morning were greeted by an unusual sight near the Alberta legislature grounds.

Big cost and challenges to major restoration of Alberta legislature

Restoration work to return the 106-year-old structure to its original state is expected to take three years.

New K-4 school curriculum field testing paused while government reviews work

Field testing of Alberta's new kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum, which was to begin in September, has been "paused" according to Education Minister Adriana LaGrange.

Alberta farm safety legislation to get UCP overhaul over the summer

The divisive farm safety legislation that stoked anti-NDP sentiment and caused demonstrations throughout Alberta is getting an overhaul by the UCP government.

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