Category Archives: Canadian politics

Alberta election results deliver a sense of dread

My partner Penny and I watched the Alberta election results live on Tuesday night with a sense of dread. Don’t get me wrong — I’m no fan of Rachel Notley’s advocacy for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. However, Jason Kenney … Continue reading

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March 15 student strikes for climate action — join the rally as an ally!

I am very inspired by Greta Thunberg. She’s the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist who sat, alone, on the cobblestones of the Swedish parliament one Friday last August, demanding action on climate change. She’s sat there almost every Friday since — … Continue reading

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SNC-Lavalin and the conflicting federal justice roles

The SNC-Lavalin affair has highlighted the urgent need for a fresh look at the pros and cons of separating the current dual roles of attorney general and minister of justice at the federal level in Canada. Currently, the two responsibilities … Continue reading

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