In 1867, when Canada was born, our founding fathers created two unions – a political union by uniting the participating colonies under a federal constitution, and an economic union by eliminating...Read More
Alberta politics are currently in flux as increasing numbers of people work towards creating a new provincial party – one that can serve as a united, principled, and competent alternative to the...Read More
Despite all the changes that have occurred in science, medicine, technology and culture, political discourse and most interpretations of political developments in Canada are stuck in the old left-...Read More
Back in 2013, a union organizer strolled into Alberta’s provincial labour board office and plunked down some cards signed by employees at an undisclosed workplace.
The union official...Read More
In a previous column I described a potential solution to a well-known problem in Canada — the fact that government employees tend to be paid far more than people doing similar work in the business...Read More
There are two rules of thumb in Canada when it comes to government employee compensation.
First, government employees tend to make significantly more than people doing similar work in...Read More
Our NDP government frequently justifies its legislative agenda by claiming that it is simply bringing Alberta in line with the standards of other provinces.
Without much critical reflection...Read More
Imagine walking into work one day and learning that your workplace had been unionized and you were now a union member.
Going forward, you would now have no choice but to pay your union $700...Read More