There is a pattern to Alberta provincial politics which is unlike that of any other province. It has two major characteristics: (1) Long periods of one-party government â€“ only four...Read More
If you have ever heard someone repeat the claim that Stephen Harper is "extreme" in terms of how he governs, you need to show them this column.
Despite what some claim, irrefutable data...Read More
Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s new film, tells the story of a dramatic period in the life of Abraham Lincoln near the end of the American Civil War. It is the period between Lincoln’s re-election to...Read More
Three major challenges face Alberta after the election of the province's new NDP government.
For the premier, it's the challenge of forming and developing a cabinet capable of leading a $45...Read More
For many years I have advocated “redesigning Parliament” in a variety of ways – elect the Senate, do away with the “confidence convention,” permit freer voting, strengthen the role of back...Read More
Many years ago, when I was a young management consultant based in Edmonton, I didn’t believe that a few people at the top could substantially influence, for better or for worse, the ethics and...Read More
Some commentators are encouraging Premier Rachel Notley to govern more like former NDP Premier Gary Doer (Manitoba) rather than former NDP Premier Bob Rae (Ontario).
Although more moderate...Read More
I simply can’t believe it that you’re “gone”; in fact, I don’t believe it.
Not sure you’ve seen all the media coverage last week, but it has been spectacular and 99%...Read More
If you believe in reasonable tax rates and a strong business sector, the NDP is not the party for you.
Take it from me; I'm one of the 252,677 people who have left Manitoba since the NDP...Read More
Much has been written about how Canadians no longer vote, are not interested in politics and have general disdain for politicians of all stripes. Laziness, apathy, the Internet and the less-than-...Read More