Editorial–So… Jane Fonda. So What?

Jane Fonda came to Alberta the other day to tell the world that the tar sands harvest causes environmental destruction…which is not news. Whether or not you care about the deaths of thousands of migrating birds, for example, you have … Continue reading

Editorial for the week of April 16, 2016–Political Correctness, Alberta Style

The federal NDP passed a motion to talk about the Leap Manifesto. (They also punished Thomas Mulcair for failing to fall on his sword by sticking one right between his shoulder blades, but that’s a different column.) You may have … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, May 30, 2015–Embrace Albertastan? Or Wait and See

The predictions of end-of-times in Albertastan, though not universal, continue nearly four weeks after the election. The Financial Post opined that the NDP victory could spark a stock sell off and stall investment in the oil patch. Deborah Yedlin called … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, May 16, 2015-Women in Public Are Really Chicks in the Crosshairs

The only thing surprising about Rachel Notley’s victory… Well, that would be it, actually. It’s a reasonably safe bet that everything was surprising to nearly everyone about Rachel Notley’s victory. In fact, Rachel Notley might be the only one who … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday March 7, 2015: Spring Break

The boys in the news have pretty much been waterboarding the Canadian public for the last few weeks. The Harper Conservatives have ramped up their exploitation of Terror, Retribution, Tax Crumbs, the Non-existent Crime Wave, and Corporate Sucking-Up for another … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, January 24, 2015–Multiple Guesses for This Week’s News

1. Two weeks ago the western world carried “Je suis Charlie” signs, marching together and deciding that fundamentalist Islamists were murderous medieval misanthropes. This week, Canada is embracing arms sales to Saudi Arabia, run by a cadre of murderous medieval … Continue reading

Editorial for December 27, 2014: Re-Branding the Conservative Way

Judging by their pre-Christmas sale pitches, conservatives have embraced ‘rebranding’, bigtime. The resemblance to ‘lying’ is uncanny. During the criminal attack on Parliament Hill, Stephen Harper hid in a broom closet while the rest of the MPs, including his own … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, August 23, 2014–When our politicians lie to us, it isn’t just annoying. It’s deadly.

Our ex-premier’s plane madness has consumed a lot of ink. That she’s been a bad girl seems unquestionable; that the opposition, given their antecedents, will be any different seems unlikely; that they all advance the interests of themselves and their … Continue reading