The UCP has been vociferously advocating for the Alberta NDP (or, the Rachel Notley Party, as they’re now known in Alberta) to drop the writ as soon as possible. Partly driven by the hubris of a self-ordained destiny/entitlement to lead, and partly driven by the knowledge that the […]
Alberta’s governing NDP is currently facing a very public firestorm over a backbench MLA who has refused to sit in the Legislature due to what she calls a bullying and toxic culture within the governing party. On Monday afternoon, Calgary East MLA Robyn Luff sent an email to […]
After being rejected for a second year and third overall Pride Parade, what are some steps the UCP could take to be included next year?
Recent outrage over the extension of the federal equalization formula through 2024 is a bit disingenuous. Without getting too technical, here’s a brief primer on equalization; Basically, the federal government collects payroll and business taxes from everyone across Canada, at the same rates. This largely funds the operations […]
What an interesting week for Alberta politics (let’s be real, every week in Alberta politics is interesting.) And an awful week for the United Conservative Party. First the excitement started when unsurprisingly the UCP was declined the ability to participate in the Edmonton Pride Parade. To anyone with […]
An ongoing concern in Alberta for some time, particularly since the economic crash of 2014, has been rural crime. Those who live outside urban areas are faced with little options when rural police forces are overstretched and slow to respond, and with property crimes on the rise, the […]
In order to succeed in Alberta politics, it’s important to not just be something that people vote for in protest, though that has certainly played a role in the rise of the NDP in 2015 and the subsequent rise of the UCP. In my experience and interactions with […]
It’s been a dark couple of days in North America. Between a suspected terror attack and the largest mass shooting (which I’m also going to call an act of terror even if police and media won’t) in US history, our society feels like it’s under attack. The usual […]