Opinion Piece for the Week of May 9, 2016: Fort McMurray’s Fire Brings out the Best…and the Worst of Twits

Twitter is the gossip grapevine we love to hate when we’re trying to be respectable. But, really, we genuinely love the immediacy, the unguarded bluntness, the delicious sense of ungoverned gossip. Today when things happen, we’ve “heard it from a … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, November 30, 2013–Canadian Voters Should Learn From Latvia Because Our Politicians Won’t

The prime minister of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis, resigned this week. This didn’t make big news in Canada. But it was astounding, nonetheless. A mall collapsed and killed more than fifty people. And Mr. Dombrovskis—a politician—took responsibility. First, he called for … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Monday, June 24, 2013–Politicians and Disasters Go Together Like A Horse and Carriage…But Sometimes It Works

Mother Nature is putting the boots to Alberta in a big way. Canmore, High River, Calgary, Siksika, Medicine Hat–all got their stuffing soaked and muddied and crushed. People need reassurance that their scumbag insurance companies won’t provide, in spite of … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Wednesday, June 5, 2013–Brent Rathgeber Resigns From Harper Conservatives

MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, Brent Rathgeber, resigned from the Harper Conservatives tonight after they destroyed his private member’s bill on disclosure (C-461). Big News? You bet. But Mr. Rathgeber seems to have always been a little independent, exhibiting principles when … Continue reading