The story we’re not telling

Two weeks after the resignation of Alison Redford as Premier, the blogosphere, op-ed pages and social media in Alberta and across the country are still full of people trying to make sense of what wen...

ABCs of the oil sands

Who gets to decide what students in kindergarten to Grade 3 learn and what they need to know? In most places, the answer to that question will include teachers, parents, education experts, child psyc...

Doing it all except for what counts

It seems that Alberta’s provincial government is fully committed to doing everything it can to keep provincial spending as low as possible. Everything, that is, except for the one thing that a ...

Not so sunny

What on earth is the point of this? What does it accomplish? Whose interest does it serve? These are questions that should be asked of any new piece of legislation or public policy, but they seem esp...

Norway sets the bar

Last week, every man, woman and child in Norway became a millionaire, at least in theory, as Norway’s sovereign wealth fund reached a value of 5.11 trillion Norwegian kroner. With a population ...

To poke or not to poke

Last week, Alberta’s Health Minister Fred Horne issued a news release calling on all Albertans, especially health workers, to get immunized against the flu. As always, the release was accompani...

Will the real Redford please stand up

After much speculation and punditry over the past few months, Albertans have their answer to the immediate future of the Conservative Party. At the annual convention of Alberta’s Progressive Co...