Elise von Scheel

Elise von Scheel is CBC Calgary's politics reporter and the producer of the West of Centre podcast. You can get in touch with her at elise.von.scheel@cbc.ca.

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Alberta geneticist suing AHS alleging retaliation for whistleblowing

Stacey Hume's lawsuit alleges that when she tried to raise toxic work environment issues with fellow lab leads and more senior directors, her name wasn't protected as a whistleblower and she was subsequently bullied by her colleagues for speaking out. 

Calgary daycare fees for preschoolers likely most expensive in Canada for 2022, report says

Calgary is expected to surpass Toronto for the title of most costly daycare in the country for preschoolers, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. 

Motion launched to compel Jason Kenney to testify in lawsuit against his office

A motion has been launched to try to compel Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to testify in an ongoing lawsuit against his office from a former government employee. 

What Alberta can look for in the federal budget

The federal government is set to unveil its next fiscal plan on Thursday, with a backdrop of economic recovery from COVID-19, high inflation and affordability issues, and a new emissions reduction plan that will put pressure on the oil and gas industry. Here's what might be in the budget for Albertans.

UCP nullifies results of meeting that replaced MLA Leela Aheer's board

United Conservative Party MLA Leela Aheer's original constituency association board will be reinstated after a decision from the party's dispute resolution panel ruled the results of the meeting that voted them out are invalid. 
Exclusive

'I don't need this job': Kenney says he has to stay to keep 'lunatics' from 'trying to take over the asylum'

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney was speaking to his party’s caucus staff on Tuesday when he told them how close he came to stepping back from his job ahead of the upcoming leadership review. The remarks are contained in an audio file secretly recorded by someone in attendance and obtained by CBC News. 
Analysis

Big numbers, murky logistics, and the emerging battle for the 'hearts and souls' of Alberta's UCP

United Conservative Party (UCP) members are wrestling with a big question: What is the identity of the party and who embodies it? The answer to that question depends on who you ask on the road to the leadership review of Premier Jason Kenney.

AGLC, police re-examining cannabis store rules after spate of violent crimes 

Cannabis retailers have been raising concerns that the window coverings seen at many locations are providing cover for robbers to assault staff and steal product. 

Jean Charest formally launches Conservative Party leadership bid from Calgary

Jean Charest, the former Quebec premier and federal cabinet minister, has formally announced he's running for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. 

United Conservative members organize against Jason Kenney ahead of leadership vote

Five weeks before United Conservative Party members vote on Premier Jason Kenney’s fate as leader, grassroots organizers and MLAs are working to tip the balance.

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