The entire Conservative Party of Canada seems to have lost any grasp of reality and are collectively marching forward with guns blazing against science, common sense and, yes, the oil industry. The problem is, they’re hitting the mark; although it’s not surprising since they have so much practice shooting their own feet.
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 Tuesday morning and Jason Kenney headed to Leduc to give his speech in the early afternoon. After scandalous […]
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 an outsider in 2017 and I made a volunteer cry at my second political convention because I didn’t […]
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.
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 came together to fight the socialist hordes running the government and ruining the province. It makes for a […]
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.
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, and do, capitalize on voter anger. In 2015, Alberta voters were angry. They saw the backroom politics, political […]
Call it what you will: partisanship, identity politics, party loyalty, tribalism – it’s not new but it does seem to be exacerbated of late. While some people are fighting to get rid of “labels” others are grasping onto theirs for dear life. In a way it makes sense; […]