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Alberta's Way Forward - laying out a vision for the future

In order to succeed in Alberta politics, it’s important to not just be something that people vote for in protest, though that has certainly played a role in the rise of the NDP in 2015 and the subsequent rise of the UCP. 1,107 more words

Alberta Politics

Alberta Bill 214: Beginning to reclaim our democracy from big money?

It is interesting to spend time with Kevin Taft’s new book, Oil’s Deep State, on the same week Dr. David Swann tables Bill 214 in the legislature to reign in the havoc wrecked by PACs on our democracy. 529 more words

Current Events

Wishing Everyone A White Christmas: A Cautionary Tale

Wishing Everyone A White Christmas: A Cautionary Tale

Observing election campaigns is a hobby of mine. I am particularly interested in observing how the political use of social media within campaigns is evolving and how social media is being incorporated and utilized within larger election campaigns. 1,624 more words


Who's the Real Enemy?

“You’re either with us or against us.” — Benito Mussolini

First the UCP demanded the Premier ignore the rules of the House, then they accused her of being against rural Albertans and siding with the criminals because she refused to ignore the rules of the House. 805 more words

Politics And Government

Conservative Supporters, It's Time to Get our Act Together

I know I haven’t posted in a long, long time.  I’ve had a lot going on in my life the passed few months. I finally had my dental implants replaced on top earlier and am still going through the process and healing, was busy with family issues, gardening and other things.  555 more words

Canadian Politics

Why Bother with a By-Election

There’s been lots of chatter about the upcoming by-election in Calgary-Lougheed and whether particular parties will run candidates. A number of social commentators have posited that some of the smaller parties should refrain from naming a candidate or running a campaign, because there is no way they could possibly win and it would just waste resources. 282 more words