Kim Trynacity

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

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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.

Tips and complaints about workplace harassment rise sharply in Alberta

The former NDP government's overhaul of employment standards and occupational health and safety codes resulted in a surge of anonymous tips and on-the-record complaints about workplace harassment last year.

Face-to-face between Kenney, Horgan is focus of western premiers meeting

Jason Kenney ran an election campaign focused on getting tough with anyone perceived to be standing in Alberta's way. This week he'll have his first face-to-face meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan.

The Ledge: Muffling debate on a controversial labour bill

On Thursday morning, legislature press gallery journalists were combing through hours of video and audio tape from the overnight debate on the Alberta government's controversial labour legislation, the Public Sector Arbitration Deferral Act.

Wage deferral bill could be to the UCP what farm safety was to NDP

In the early days of the Alberta NDP government, an emboldened caucus and cabinet of rural and urban MLAs introduced a bill that would dog them for the next four years. Has the UCP just done the same thing?

The Ledge: Waffles, yoga and filibuster fatigue

Just like the Stephen Bishop song, the first opposition filibuster under the United Conservative government went on and on.

Effort by Alberta nurses to reopen wage talks dismissed by labour relations board

An application by the United Nurses of Alberta to quash an arbitrator’s decision to delay reopening wage discussions with Alberta Health Services has been dismissed.

Acknowledgement of treaty land won't be routine under UCP government

The provincial government appears to have discontinued what had become a routine practice in Alberta, that of acknowledging meetings and public events are held on treaty land.

RCMP spoke to Alberta justice minister about investigation into alleged voter fraud in UCP leadership race

Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer is refusing calls for an outside prosecutor to oversee the RCMP investigation of alleged voter fraud in the UCP leadership vote despite confirming he was personally questioned by the Mounties this past weekend.

New Alberta premier and cabinet to be sworn in today

A new era in Alberta politics will be ushered in Tuesday morning as United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney is sworn in as the province's 18th premier.

Behind the curtain on election night coverage

In the final lead-up to Tuesday's provincial election, political podcast The Ledge reveals the mystery behind election decision desks.

'Ground zero of the energy industry': Kenney campaigns in Fort McMurray

In the final week of the campaign, Jason Kenney couldn't have been in a better place at the right time.

Election 101: Things you need to know about the Alberta election

Albertans head to the polls on April 16. Never voted? Don't know what it's all about? Here are the answers to some basic questions to help you get started. 

UCP education plan would change landscape for students, teachers

The United Conservative Party's education platform would, if implemented, bring about changes in the classroom for students, teachers and parents.

UCP Leader Jason Kenney pledges $30M to get tough on crime

A United Conservative Party (UCP) government would address the "crime wave in Alberta, " Leader Jason Kenney said Wednesday.