The “Maverick Party”. Dear gawd. Testosterone just reached critical levels in Canadian politics. I feel the need, the need to breed Tom Cruise was a bit of a (okay – in the 80’s – a definite) sex symbol before he found the pseudo-science of all religions and started […]
Jason Kenney is kissing a lot of Alberta’s money goodbye and it hasn’t phased him yet. Repealing the province’s wildly unpopular carbon tax – still in existence but no longer funding the Alberta Treasury – was a heartfelt thank-you to those who voted for Kenney’s United Conservative Party. […]
O’Toole also promised to bend over in any direction for seat-rich Quebec’s provincial autonomy – so long as those seats are filled with Conservative asses
Alberta’s public health service employees are not contracted out from other provinces. Employees and the vast majority of their employers live, work, and pay taxes in our province.
Even though this proposal has been well-researched for more than two decades, Kenney’s government is committed to spending more.
Madu politely reminded them Doug Schweitzer was the Justice Minister when that happened and he could not change the past, only spin it to suit his needs today.
Not-so-fun fact: there are people who still remember every tax dollar that lined the pocket of a wealthy friend, family, business, or donor while people in need lost their homes and/or dined on cat food.
Smith offers a three-step plan that… has more rainbows and unicorns than a Pride parade.
Because, sure, let’s just ignore the fact that the UCP basically slapped a new date on the same budget they released in October 2019.
Edmonton – Delivering an epic lesson on spurious correlations, Karen on Facebook has determined the reason for COVID surges is a result of any month that contains the letter “A”. “I hated science when I was in school but I’ve discovered that I totally get this stuff despite […]
The winner, Erin O’Toole, who is now eligible for government housing in Ottawa, sent out a request on Tuesday asking for $25,000.
The only “win” I can see is for the social conservative organizers and members.
Scheer claims the party does not “play identity politics”, and in that case, Lewis’ campaign made the decision not to make her identity part of the conversation.
In April, the information had not changed but the subject had – and the political thought leaders didn’t notice.
All jurisdictions in Canada are working on reopening strategies for K-12 schools. The most up-to-date medical advice we are receiving is that children under the age of 10 are less likely to have severe physical health outcomes, and a safe return to school will be beneficial for the […]
From the day Kenney entered Alberta’s political arena in 2016 until election day in 2019, the UCP told Alberta their enemy was the NDP – in 2023, they may decide the enemy is our children.
Smith doesn’t tell her listeners that Calton is an economic historian and not a medical professional. She also doesn’t mention that the “Mises Institute is the world’s leading supporter of the ideas of liberty and the Austrian School of economics,” rather than an institute supporting public health and safety.
When you have every Karen and Daryl snatching likes from the lowest common denominator on Facebook for free, you can hardly blame the country’s mac and cheese-powered “thought leaders” for trying to recover their place as the chosen few who provide vocabulary lessons to thousands across the country.
Our colleagues in the world of political analysis, Scott Howard Payne and Robbie Kreger-Smith, did some collaboration and pontification on the way that progressive activists, from all parties, can rally together without merging. The ultimate goal being the removal of the current UCP government in 2023. While the […]
“We don’t want big money to distort or have an unfair effect on election outcomes,” – AUMA President
The bill proposes removal of caps on overall donations, with a $5,000 contribution limit per person per candidate in any jurisdiction across the province and would remove limits on third-party advertisers outside of the campaign period. It would also stop the practice of requiring disclosure of donors prior […]
Connect: @Mitchell_ABdmaclean@countersign.ca The long anticipated Fair Deal Panel report was finally released to the public Wednesday, and though there is a lot of back-slapping going on, the government isn’t talking about the hundreds of millions of dollars obtaining the “fair deal” will cost Alberta. Contracting the R.C.M.P. comes […]
“People gotta understand that I’m here for a much greater purpose than doing what they want – I’m here to do what I want,”
Was Harper’s decision to freeze the media out of the conversation intentional? Absolutely – not that he will take any responsibility for it.
The writing was on the wall – Bill 10 was not the target – Alberta’s Public Health Act was.
The not knowing is a recipe for continual infection than has the potential to be worse than the first one.
“To me, the message is ‘we don’t care,'” Canadian Prison Law Association president Tom Engel, said.
A legal challenge filed by the JCCF against the Alberta government may only be a legal challenge… or it may be sign of something more profound happening in Alberta politics.
the NDP and the UCP have ran up the credit card in the hopes that maybe down the road we’ll get a good bonus to pay it off.
Alberta’s Premier had absolutely no business promising jobs, economic recovery, or pipelines.
Anyone exhibiting this level of incompetence in the private sector would be fired.
These actions are nothing more than a crass cry of “please sir, may I have some more!” as the government doles out cash to cover for the industry’s incompetent management.
The industry is suffering because they have built an unsustainable business model where profits can only be earned when oil prices are high, corporate taxes are low, and corporate responsibilities (like well remediation and municipal taxes) can be dumped onto taxpayers.
There is no reason for America to support the expansion of Canada’s pipeline access beyond Line 3 at this time.
Canada is sort of a Wild West for regulating broadcasters’ online presence.
While Mr. Wolf may believe this action will generate allies, it is far more likely to wind up a public relations embarrassment that backfires and alienates those we need on our side.
When it comes to policy and politics, Jason Kenney only plays for one team, and that’s Team Kenney. Two particular cases have highlighted this characteristic during the pandemic response.
Alberta wants pipelines to tide water, both east and west. Lording PPE over those opposing the pipelines is not productive, it’s just political.
“we are finding that we have too much PPE left to go around for those professionals who are keeping their practices in Alberta,”
I’ve yet to see any evidence that roleplaying a public health official or data scientist has any positive impacts on the outcome of our pandemic response; But as the premier continues to demonstrate, his need to put politics first always trumps rationalism.
Faced with an unprecedented pandemic that is fundamentally challenging our society, the Alberta United Conservative government has chosen to break the systems that will be relied upon to get us through this challenge instead of buttressing them.
We’ve heard the advice from medical specialists, but has anyone really taken the time to ask the accountants?
To any parent wondering “when will they close the schools? I don’t feel comfortable sending my kids for (WHATEVER REASON YOU CHOOSE),” the choice is YOURS to keep sending them.
While Kenney may have seen that solely as a threat to the federal government, Teck couldn’t have relished the possibility of becoming the poster company for breaking up Canada.
If watching communities continue to shrink, facing increased tax bills and having less medical services available won’t change the vote of a rural Albertan, what will?
Suncor CEO Mark Little’s vision seems to be in line with what people are saying, at least in Alberta.
Ideological purity is noble, in theory, but it doesn’t win elections.
Only a week after sources said Stephen Harper would oppose Charest’s run, the former federal Progressive Conservative MP, and Liberal Premier of Quebec has issued a public statement. Charest wrote that many had made “insistent calls” on him to put his name forward, and he spent time thinking […]
Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean Kenney’s approval rating went from top three to bottom three in less than a year. The Edmonton Journal commissioned a poll of Premier approval ratings and the results show Alberta’s Premier has moved from among the top three earlier this year to leading the bottom three […]
Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean It’s politically advantageous to set the narrative but the reality is not so forgiving. After Moody’s Investor Services downgraded Alberta’s credit rating for the seventh time in five years, and this recent downgrade under a Conservative government no less, Premier Jason Kenney came out swinging. “The […]
Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean My confirmation bias senses are tingling. In a recent interview with CBC, Stephen Harper’s former campaign director Jenni Byrne spoke about the growing opposition within the Conservative Party of Canada to Andrew Scheer remaining Leader of the Official Opposition. Of course, the push to replace Scheer […]