Alberta’s Christmas List

Before Amazon and the internet, the Sears Wishbook was the catalogue many Canadians browsed about this time of year.  It had all manner of toys, clothes and marvelous gifts for Christmas. As children, the Premier and Finance Minister Travis Toews must have studied the Wishbook. And they found it an inspiration to send off a list […]

Alberta’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The United Conservative Party (UCP), Alberta’s government, brought in an omnibus bill that among other things restructured the oversight of elections.  At the moment, the Chief Electoral Officer oversees the administration of the elections.  The Elections Commissioner is the watchdog who enforces the rules in the interests of fairness.  He received about 500 complaints this year. But the […]

Going to the Mattresses

To prepare for a lengthy war between mafia families by housing their soldiers in small, secure apartments. In front of a friendly, conservative crowd in Red Deer, Premier Kenney set out his list of grievances with federal energy policy, outlined the Alberta government’s resistance and announced further actions to combat the federal government’s attack on the […]


In the federal election, the main Liberal strategy was to squeeze the NDP out of Quebec. They were not counting on many seats between Winnipeg and the BC lower mainland.  For those of the certain age, the Keith Davey’s catch phase of “screw the West… we will take the rest” might still be in your memory […]