Friday March 22, 2019 Interesting opinions: Danielle Smith tries straight talk: Albertans want the spending without the bill. While we have many choices in most ridings, she says the NDs Continue Reading
Thursday, March 21, 2019 News: The Alberta Independence Party is officially in the race with 47 candidates as of Wednesday. The AIP stands for, you guessed it, separation. Policy: Alberta Continue Reading
The Alberta government, under the NDP, brought in a carbon tax in 2017 as part of their Climate Leadership Plan. Certainly folks can hardly forget the pictures of MLAs filling Continue Reading
A Daily Summary of Alberta Campaigns, alphabetically. Additional links within. 27 days until Election Day The NDP and UCP began day 2 in southern Alberta, kicking off the provincial election Continue Reading
28 days. That’s how long the election campaign is in Alberta and we will go to the polls on April 16, 2019. Rachel Notley gave a speech in Calgary on Continue Reading
As we have seen this weekend, Jeff Callaway was not only a kamikaze candidate (a person who had was not campaigning to win), but whose campaign was directed by staff Continue Reading
Some days are busier than others. The rumour mill has been going for quite some time now about whether Brian Jean will be making a return to Alberta politics. Yesterday, Continue Reading
After the gong-show that UCP nomination races were last year, I wanted the NDP to hold back on the election. I was not the first. After allegations of a “kamikaze Continue Reading
It was a classic love story; the search for the soul mate played out by Alberta seeking the Trans Mountain Expansion approval. And then, against all odds, or so the Continue Reading
Everyone has a motivation for doing anything; she is neither the first nor last. At the end of the day, political parties have a motivation as well. The government has a responsibility to work on its own priorities.
This time, it’s personal. In the grand scheme of things, I’m new here. I started following politics in 2015 and I wasn’t overly involved in political party processes. I was Continue Reading
On Tuesday, Premier Notley announced the government of Alberta had signed contracts with both Canadian National Rail and Canadian Pacific Rail to lease over 4,000 rail cars over three years Continue Reading
When Jason Kenney suggested young people and those with “modest human capital” should be paid less than others, it resonated with some. When he said that a 15 year old Continue Reading
Jason Kenney Pitches (W)age Discrimination to Encourage Businesses to Hire Less Qualified Workers #ableg #abpoli #satire
Prior to the minimum wage increase, businesses hired young people out of the goodness of their hearts. That changed last October when the minimum wage increased to the same amount Continue Reading
As Stephen Mandel awaits his day in court to appeal the five-year ban on running that was handed down from Elections Alberta, people are talking about the possibility of a loss Continue Reading
It was another Friday night news drop when Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel announced he and other candidates had been notified they would be ineligible to run for election in Continue Reading
There’s a Rebel Media “exclusive” circling on Facebook about a government loan promised to a company that’s insolvent. It even links to a page that clearly says “see Home (page)” as Continue Reading
A friend of mine jumped into a a discussion on Facebook one day and I was surprised when he took the position that he supported a woman’s right to choose Continue Reading
That the UCP would even consider attempting to verify the allegations themselves without notifying the proper authorities is not only arrogant but a grave disservice to the member of the public who brought it to their attention.
There’s nothing wrong with choosing where to spend your own money; just don’t use the old “I’m too broke to donate to charities but my political donations are safe” routine.
Being partisan is a tough job. Researchers at the University of Calgary tracked the perspectives of over 700 individuals in the Calgary area at the end of 2017 and 2018 Continue Reading
There are a lot of things that bother people about politics: lying politicians, cronyism and corruption are the top complaints (or at least the oldest) but another is money. When Continue Reading
Jason Kenney, long-term MP, Minister of Immigration, Employment and Defence, and the Prime Minister’s number two, may simply have been the unwilling victim of an accommodating staffer.
If Kenney’s claim cannot be independently verified through lease agreements or visitor logs, the idea that Jason Kenney may have fraudulently claimed a subsidy he had no right to during his mother’s residency at Lake Bonavista will throw shade on whether he should have been eligible prior to that as well. Canadians will wonder. Albertans will as well; and this election season isn’t long enough for them to forget.
You’ve probably read the articles and heard on the news: Jason Kenney is under fire for receiving a $10,000 a year subsidy for his Ottawa residence while he purportedly lived Continue Reading
Park your partisanship for one moment and ask yourself if you would accept this explanation from Justin Trudeau. Something tells me the incessant outrage would be intense – and led by Jason Kenney, “Champion of the Taxpayer”.
Albertans are strong. Albertans are free. Albertans choose to stay in Alberta rather than go where the equalization flows… because life is better here.
Paper Tiger – A person or thing that appears threatening but is ineffectual Part of the UCP’s narrative about merging the two conservative parties is that all the small-c conservatives Continue Reading
People often say, “don’t hate the player, hate the game”. As Albertans, we should already be painfully aware governance has consequences that extend well beyond the allotted playing time.
I answered no; businesses should not be solely responsible for an emissions tax.
And then came the rallies. Albertans didn’t like that they had to shore up for their emissions.
Duane Bratt, a political science Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University, wrote a fantastic article about how political parties can, Continue Reading
The Yellow Vest movement has surfaced in Canada to protest the Liberal government’s carbon tax but few have looked beyond the vest. Yes, the movement was initially protesting an added Continue Reading
Rumour has it Jeff Callaway was not the first person requested to be the Kamikaze Candidate whose sole purpose was to bring the heat on Brian Jean. Derek Fildebrandt sent Continue Reading
Did You Hear About the One Where Jeff Callaway Entered the UCP Leadership Race Solely to Sink Brian Jean?
Earlier today a video was being passed around from YouTube. It had no picture but purported to be Wendy Adam speaking with someone from the Highwood area about Jeff Callaway’s Continue Reading
“Sour grapes” usually refers to someone who suddenly finds something undesirable because they cannot have it. This week, Prab Gill, MLA for Calgary-Greenway, was accused of having a case of Continue Reading
Episode 21: @imparo and @vitormarciano join me to talk May 5 2015 to UCP and What’s in Store for Alberta’s Future #ableg #abpoli
“No one is being straight with Albertans. We need to get ahead of the problems.”