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  • The Fog of Politics

    The fog of politics is like the fog of war.  It’s hard to see what’s really going on.     Albertans are choking in UCP fog.  We wonder why Mr Kenney who came to power on the Thatcher/Reagan ideology—small government, low taxes and less red tape—is wasting valuable time and resources on a $2.5M anti- … Read more »

  • Mr Kenney’s Fair Deal Panel

    They just keep coming, fast and furious, like water gushing from a firehose.    Yesterday Mr Kenney announced the formation of the Fair Deal Panel, the latest in a suite of things Mr Kenney says we need to protect ourselves from those who prey on us.  So far, he’s created:            The $30 million … Read more »

  • The Anti-Alberta Energy Inquiry (Thank God for Lawyers)

    In his book On Tyranny historian Timothy Snyder sets out twenty lessons from the 20th century to help democracies resist the “the usurpation of power by a single individual or group, or the circumvention of law by rulers for their own benefit.”  These lessons are as relevant for Alberta as they are … Read more »

  • How did we get to Wexit?

    “Is this democracy’s death spiral? Are we falling, in this and other countries, into a lethal cycle of fury and reaction, that blocks the reasoned conversation on which civic life depends?” – George Monbiot The cycle of conservative fury and reaction hasn’t stopped for Albertans.  It started with re … Read more »

  • Greta Visits Alberta

    “So today is Friday and as always, we are on Climate Strike, young people all around the globe are today sacrificing their education to bring attention to the climate and ecological emergency.”—Greta Thunberg On Friday my friend Elaine and I joined more than 10,000 Albertans to show our support for … Read more »