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Danielle Smith Betrayed the Wildrose; Jim Prentice Betrayed the Rest of Us

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” —Abraham Lincoln

Premier Prentice gave every member of his caucus a copy of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book… 851 more words

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An anguished yet auspicious memory

For me, this is no joy in this trip down memory lane.  Often, as you accumulate the years, it’s like that; bittersweet at best.  In this case, it’s that way because I remember police brutality. 501 more words


Building a case for the Proclamation of the Constitution Act

It was raining on Parliament Hill as Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau signed the Proclamation of the Constitution Act on April 17, 1982. 471 more words

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William Lyon Mackenzie King: A Fine Balance

William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874–1950) was the Prime Minister of Canada for 22 years—from 1921 to 1930 (except for a few months in 1926), and from 1935 to 1948. 350 more words

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OPEC Sets Up the Rollercoaster, Albertans Take a Ride (Again)

“You come from capitalist nations. You know what the market does. For any commodity it goes up and down, up and down”—Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi* … 807 more words

Politics And Government

Feudalism, prt IV - Turbulent priests

In mid-winter 1170 the Archbishop of Canterbury was walking toward the cathedral for vespers, evening prayers, when he was confronted by four knights. They asked him to go with them to see the king of England, Henry II Plantagenet. 1,316 more words


With Inhofe in, is climate change out?

The short answer is that climate change is no more out than it’s always been in the theater of absurd that’s the Senate, but now maybe more so. 569 more words

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