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
Albertans mourn the passing of one of Canada's most accomplished public figures, Peter Lougheed - a man who moved during his own lifetime beyond the status of politician to that of statesman. Our...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
How to efficiently and fairly meet the future electricity needs of Alberta’s rapidly growing population and economy. This is a major challenge facing the province and was the subject of a recent...Read More
Once upon a time there was a man who loved his country. He had been taught to do so by his parents and grandparents.
It was they who had told him the Confederation story – how Canada became...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
If Toronto Mayor Rob Ford were a premier, he would be out of office.
Why would he be out of office? Because at the provincial and federal levels of government in Canada, we have what is...Read More
Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair alleges that Canada is suffering from the so-called Dutch disease – a divisive and misleading diagnosis that is readily disproven and hopefully will be rejected...Read More