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Brad Wall: Last conservative provincial premier left standing

He’s the last conservative premier standing in Canada, but Brad Wall isn’t worried how that might impact his party in April’s provincial election.

The swing to the left across Canada was completed Monday night in Newfoundland and Labrador, where a Liberal landslide ended a 12-year Progressive Conservative reign. 521 more words


Don Braid: Contentious farm bill catches Alberta NDP in rural brushfire

Premier Rachel Notley is in Paris. So is just about every world leader. They’re talking about a climate deal that will alter Alberta’s economy, shift billions from one corporate ledger to another, and upend employment for hundreds of thousands of workers, managers, contractors and consultants. 675 more words

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Milke: Notley proves she's no friend of free markets

In the 1988 American vice-presidential debate between two senators, Democrat Lloyd Bentsen and Republican Dan Quayle, the latter had to overcome concerns about his relative youth. 632 more words


Opinion: A form of proportional representation would be the best electoral system for Canada

What can we expect of Maryam Monsef, as she takes up her functions as minister responsible for Democratic Institutions? There are important decisions to be taken in this area, and Monsef has entered an uncertain terrain where the needs of democracy can conflict with the interests of parties. 603 more words

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Craig Scott: Reining in the Senate

In a three-part series, former NDP democratic reform critic Craig Scott proposes how and why Canada’s democracy can be strengthened.

In October 2013, the NDP Official Opposition proposed removal of Senators from parliamentary party caucuses as one initial step to de-partisanize the Senate. 909 more words

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Alberta’s carbon tax plan ‘one more reason why the Western Canadian oilfield is going to slowly die’

Any hope that Jon Schroter, owner of a small well-service rig business, had of returning to work in Alberta was pushed out of reach by Premier Rachel Notley’s climate change plan. 1,623 more words


Graham Thomson: The Wildrose response to climate change doesn’t seem to involve the climate

On Sunday, the Alberta government unveiled a complex climate change strategy aimed at reducing the province’s greenhouse gas emissions.

On Monday, the Wildrose official Opposition unveiled a four-word slogan: “Stop the Carbon Tax.” 629 more words

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