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Bread, Circuses and the Great Alberta Plate Debate

Poor Premier Hancock. Remember him. He tried to pull off the “bread and circuses” gambit—and kicked over a hornet’s nest.

The phrase “bread and circuses” was coined the Romans. 746 more words

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American weakness not the problem

In the wake of this current global unraveling, there’ve been questions about the lack of America leadership and whether or not it’s this supposed American weakness that’s emboldening those wreaking havoc. 462 more words

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Ideas for a Better Jamaica (IBJ)

I tend to be a bit of an activist sometimes. Though my family and close friends know how I vote (and I do vote, everyone should) I tend to stay relatively neutral in public. 618 more words

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Top Ten Reasons Why Jim Prentice is Nothing Like Peter Lougheed

“During a one-and-a-half hour editorial board meeting…with Progressive Conservative leadership candidate… Jim Prentice, I was struck by how often Lougheed’s legendary thoughtfulness, tone and command of all topics came to mind.”—Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald, July 11, 2014… 642 more words

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The Lady from New York Said We Could

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
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Alberta's Climate Change Strategy Goes Up in Smoke

Alberta’s Auditor General blew a gasket. He called the government’s performance on climate change strategy “troubling” and “disturbing”. Hey, he’s a mild mannered accountant; this is as in-your-face as he gets. 775 more words

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A Gift from Chief Justice McLachlin: The Tsilhqot'in Decision on Aboriginal Rights*

On June 26, 2014, in a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin gave the First Nations (and the rest of Canada) a treasure map. 898 more words

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