Bob Barnetson

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The Alberta Advantage

When recently researching public debt, I found an article from India that gave reasons why a country would turn to deficit financing. The first example was when the world dealt with the cost of rebuilding after the Second World War. Another was when developing countries try to achieve faster economic ...

Grading Notley and Co.

Two years ago Alberta elected an NDP government. Right-wing pundits forecast disaster. Environmentalists were optimistic. The optimists may have been right. The NDP inherited many environmental challenges—most critically, water security and climate change. At mid-term, our new government has outperformed the old PCs on both. David Schindler, one of Canada’s best-known ...

No Place to Age

Retired provincial court judge Tom McMeekin became a bit of a minor celebrity a few years ago when he decided it was time the world knew what life was like in a local nursing home. McMeekin’s multiple sclerosis had progressed to a point where he and his wife couldn’t meet ...