Since 1984 Sharon Butala has published 21 books; her second, Queen of the Headaches, was shortlisted for the 1986 Governor General’s Award for Fiction, which was won by Margaret Atwood’s The [...]
Twenty years later, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 feel as recent as ever—at least when it comes to the wave of Islamophobia they sparked. Recent years have seen mass shootings at mosques in [...]
Unpredictable yet increasingly consistent, smoke season dominates our conversation whenever it arrives. It’s novel, and ominous, and fleeting, the perfect conversational kindling. Imagine, we [...]
Erika Shaker, the national office director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, says yes. The cost of tuition shouldn’t be an entrance fee to a decent life. Most jobs that pay a [...]
Italians first came to Alberta in the 1880s; sojourners who followed the promise of work. At that time, Canada judged Italians as unsuitable for settlement and classified them as “non-preferred [...]
Jason Kenney arrived in Alberta provincial politics with a laser focus on reforming K–12 education, and one of his primary targets was curriculum—what students learn in school. During the first annual general meeting of the United Conservative Party in 2018, Kenney announced: “If the NDP tries to smuggle more of their ...
On January 30, 1649, Charles, King of England, Scotland and Ireland, lost his head. Literally. The king, believing he had a divine right to rule, tried to shut down parliament and reign as absolute monarch. He was arrested, tried by parliament for treason and publicly executed. First, the republicans of Oliver ...
It was by all accounts, a fiery speech. Standing on a blue-curtained stage in front of a couple thousand supporters at the UCP’s inaugural policy convention in Red Deer in May 2018, leader Jason Kenney went on the attack against anti-oilsands activists and the foreign money he says funds them ...