Our Approach

We travel the province, we talk to people and we share information.  We aren’t restricted to summaries or word counts and we have opinions.

Our Story

The usual story of blending something you love with something you’re passionate about led to the creation of Countersign.  Writing has been a long-time love and politics quickly became a passion.  Reading the news accounts wasn’t enough – we wanted to be there.  So we started going to events and writing about what we saw and what people were saying.

Meet the Team

There are a lot of people who contribute advice, direction and information to This Week In Alberta Politics. My thanks to every one of them.

Deirdre Mitchell – Maclean

Content Director – Writer

After graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, I finally discovered a use for my research and analysis skills. I treat my four children as independent thinkers and encourage them to speak their mind and stand up for what they believe in. My 8 year-old is still perfecting his arguments for why he shouldn’t have to do chores. He won’t win but he’s learning a very valuable skill.

Your Support is Critical

Covering political events is an expensive way to spend our time.  We have done this out of sheer interest and a desire to inform but could really use your help.  Travel, equipment and fees to attend add up.  If you can help keep us in attendance, we can continue to deliver on-site coverage.


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