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Value of integrity--and some (reverse) lessons from politics

Integrity is being trumped by pragmatism, both in business and in politics. Yet, being rationally principled—having integrity—is a crucial requirement of human success, and pragmatism—discarding principles for expediency—leads to failure in the long term. 711 more words


The Times They Are A Change'n: Goodbye Conservative Blue, Hello Socialist Orange

In 1971, Peter Lougheed shook the Alberta political landscape by defeating the sitting Social Credit government that had been in power since 1935. A breath of fresh air and a change from the old to the new, Lougheed’s PC government went on to win the next eleven elections with majority governments.  452 more words


Political Polling

Pollsters hate me. Which is strange, because I am such a willing participant – and these days it is tough to find people willing to give up the time to answer a few questions about politicians and the state of the country. 588 more words


Alberta premier Jim Prentice compares himself to 'Star Wars' rogue Han Solo

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is comparing himself to roguish “Star Wars” character Han Solo.

Prentice says the derring-do Solo finds ingenious ways to save himself when his back is against the wall. 89 more words


We're Here for Joe

This image was made during the 1978 Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) at Hastings Park. It takes me back to beginnings of my political awareness, Joe Clark’s all-too-brief period as the last of the Red Tory leaders of the Progressive Conservative Party (Stephen Harper and Co., I suspect, would consider “Red Tory” to be either an oxymoron, or a curse word). 160 more words


The Cadre Chats with PC Leader Rob Lantz

By Drew MacEachern

The Cadre had the chance to sit down with recently elected Leader of the PC Party, Rob Lantz. Lantz previously served two terms on the Charlottetown City Council before seeking and winning the PC Party Leadership. 898 more words