16 Per Cent

Half of Albertans are women. Yet of the 83 MLAs elected last fall, just 13 are women. Should there be more women in politics? Did these women face barriers as women in getting elected? Do women [...]

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Kenney’s War on Workers

My wife and I spent our last day of our summer vacations in 2019 on a picket line with healthcare workers at Edmonton’s old General Hospital. Most of the cleaners, healthcare aides and nurses at the information picket were women of colour. Like public-sector workers across the province, they were ...

The Story of Joseph Lewis

In 1799 Joseph Lewis, a Hudson's Bay Company employee, arrived in what is now Alberta. He was 27 years old but his life had already been crammed with adventure. Born in 1772 in Manchester, New Hampshire, at 20 he’d made his way to Montreal, where he joined the North West Company ...

Just Transition

There were times when I was taking home about $3,500 a week.” That was in the oil sands, during the boom before 2014. Lliam Hildebrand was a young welder who had come to the Athabasca oil sands for work. Before that, the Victoria, BC, native spent his first eight years after high ...