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
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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
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
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