By-elections are like McLuhan’s light bulb.
Marshall McLuhan, an Edmontonian who predicted the World Wide Web 30 years before it was invented, wrote books with evocative titles like… 357 more words
The current protests rocking Hong Kong are often portrayed in terms of freedom-loving locals defying the authoritarian initiatives of far-away Beijing. The big issue is said to be how much say the people of Hong Kong have on who is elected to rule them as Chief Executive of the HKSAR (Special Autonomous Region). 1,890 more words
It started with another “feel good” press release.
On Wed Sept 24, 2014, Premier Prentice announced that he was proceeding with two flood mitigation projects. He’ll divert the Highwood River to protect High River and create a dry reservoir in the Springbank area to protect Calgary. 745 more words
“As of this moment, Alberta is under new management.” — Jim Prentice, 16th Premier of Alberta*
Transition. There’s nothing more unsettling; no, strike that, … 876 more words
It may have taken 15 years for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to amend its gun-purchasing form and another two years for it to make news, but news it should be. 382 more words
By this time tomorrow it will all be over, Jim Prentice, the premier-designate, will have unveiled his new cabinet.
Mr Prentice, the proverbial “new broom”, promised to sweep clean a cabinet larded with MLAs, who have enjoyed the unique privilege that comes with 43 years of uncontested power, and replace it with a smaller leaner cabinet that reflects merit and generational change. 746 more words