Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean Political capital is the leeway Parties or Party leaders get from voters when they do something their supporters might not agree with. If they’ve done a good job, overall, voters forgive some transgressions. Federally, we saw it when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bought a pipeline. It […]
“Budgets are political documents.” ~ Trevor Tombe It’s probably one of the most fluffed-up accounting documents we ever get to see. In between the spattering of charts and graphs there are affirmations of priorities, justifications for spending or cuts, and reiterations of promises past or commitments to come. […]
The Alberta government has introduced a number of ways to ignore its citizens; from inserting earplugs during debates to drawing the shades in their offices when protesters descend on the Legislature grounds. In their own minds, they’re both figuratively and literally blocking out Albertans they don’t want to […]
Canada has a strong, independent judiciary that is the model for many democracies around the world.
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 leadership bid for the United Conservative Party. I listened to it right before dinner and then went back […]
I didn’t hear about Energy Relaunch until a few days before the event. The guest list was a who’s who of Conservatives from yesteryear and, they hope, tomorrow. Headlining the event was Conservative leader of Alberta’s Official Opposition Jason Kenney, Conservative leader of Canada’s Official Opposition, Andrew Scheer, […]
I honestly hope I will not be writing about the racist things Conservative politicians say on a daily basis throughout the rest of this governing cycle. Unfortunately, that day is not here yet. Last Thursday, Prime Minister Trudeau attended a Liberal Party of Canada event in Quebec. During […]
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but not their own facts. ~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan It would be nice to say this is just a weekly theme but it’s become increasingly important. Quotes about lying politicians are centuries old but in the age of social media, those […]
A near plethora a of bad news was oozing from the Postmedia network this week. The “job killing minimum wage increase” displayed decreasing job numbers that were similar to those in Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg where minimum wage is not increasing (but not Ontario where minimum wage increased). That […]