Capital Spending In Alberta Election Issue for 2109

As part of each provincial budget a Capital Plan is prepared to detail where government intends to allocate capital. Its a spending plan for buildings, roads and other capital items for the next four or five years. Here are the last four Alberta capital plans’ total amounts that government forecasted they would spend in each […]

Our Cadillac, the Advanced Education Election Issue 2019

Cadillac, Cadillac, Long and dark, shiny and black. Open up your engines let `em roar. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Fifty five percent of Canada’s working age population has some form of post secondary education (diploma, certificate, apprenticeship or degree). This is higher than the 32% average of the 35 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and […]

First World- Taking it on the Chin Again

WHINE Quebecer Daniel MacDuff, no doubt emboldened by Mayor Coderre’s victory over that miserable Canadian pipeline, has decided to sue Sunwing Airlines. Sunwing advertised a “Champagne Service” and then served MacDuff a cheaper sparkling wine in… (wait for it) a plastic glass!!!  Well… no one trifles with MacDuff and the 1,600 others who suffered the […]

Alberta Tourism Diversification Election Issue 2019

The bigger the summer vacation, the harder the fall Tourism in Alberta is an important industry. Mostly we like tourism because we pride ourselves in our “western hospitality” and we are very proud of our natural treasures, the mountains and wilderness in particular. Tourism is often touted as one of the pillars of economic diversification. […]

Colorado has gone to pot

It’s Colorado Rocky Mountain high I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky Friends around the campfire and everybody’s high John Denver and Mike Taylor   The Alberta government released draft framework for cannabis adult use in Alberta in early October. They made some preliminary decisions about the rollout: Legal age 18 and possession of […]