A Sputtering Economy at election time

It’s the economy Stupid! James Carville 1992 in Bill Clinton’s election As Canadians prepare to go to the polls this fall, a major element in decision-making is the economy. Incumbent governments are usually punished in poor economic times. This campaign, our politicians are attempting to capture support with shiny new promises or complaints about the […]

Spinning Wheel – the Alberta Budget 2019

What goes up must come down – Spinnin’ wheel got to go ’round                                  David Clayton-Thomas The Alberta United Conservative Party (UCP) defeated the New Democrats (ND) using the narrative that the NDs were spendthrifts.   The UCP promised to issue a budget in mid-October. In preparation for the budget, it established a panel of experts to examine […]