We Canadians have many virtues, but we also have our faults. One of the most worrisome is our growing tendency to substitute discussion for action on key public issues such as health-care reform,...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
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
A few months ago, I was invited to a forum to brainstorm “big ideas” with respect to the development of Alberta’s oil sands – in particular, big ideas for meeting the environmental challenges of...Read More
When a storm approaches on the horizon, most people take a few minutes to think about whether or not theyâ€™re prepared â€” are their car windows closed? Does anything need to be brought inside...Read More
There are more than 25,000 elected municipal officials in Canada, compared to 757 elected provincial and territorial officials and 308 elected federal officials.
Large urban municipalities...Read More
What can the federal Conservatives, Canada’s governing party, learn from the decline of the federal Liberals from “natural governing party” to third-party status?
One lesson worth...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
The federal government must soon decide whether to allow the friendly takeover of Nexen by the Chinese National Overseas Oil Company (CNOOC) and, if so, on what conditions. The decision is...Read More
How Ernestine showed me the road to reconciliation Preston Manning, Globe and Mail, June 30, 2015
Her name was Ernestine Gibot, the daughter of a Metis trapper and a Chipewyan mother, and...Read More