A Blustery Spring in Alberta

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”  A West African proverb popularized by Teddy Roosevelt 1900 The outcome of the Alberta election was entirely predictable if you follow the polls.  The United Conservative Party (UCP) led the polls from July 2017 after the merger of two right wing parties until election day.  The UCP […]

Call Danny Williams

As the Alberta election draws closer, the main ballot questions have emerged.  Among them is the federal transfer payments that Ottawa gives to Quebec and the Maritimes.  Quebec is the primary recipient, scoring $20 billion annually. A federal budget agency did a 40-year forecast and, in every year, Quebec obtains an increasing amount and Alberta gets […]

SNC Lavalin by the Numbers

“What we have got here is a failure to communicate” ‘Captain’ the Prison Warden in Cool Hand Luke` Judy Wilson-Raybould (JWR) described the pressure the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) applied on her to take SNC off the hook from criminal prosecution.  After more bad headlines, the Prime Minister’s recently resigned Principal Secretary – Gerald Butts showed […]