David Hughes says no. We are repeatedly told by the Trudeau government that we must meet our Paris climate change commitments and at the same time ramp up oil and gas production and build [...]
Steven Penney says yes. Imagine receiving a jury summons in the mail. You dutifully report to the courthouse and wait patiently for the selection process to unfold. When your name is [...]
Hakique Virani says yes. Twelve-step addiction recovery programs teach that it is irrational to “do the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” This should be a lesson [...]
Ian Hussey anticipates benefits. Alberta’s minimum wage was tied for Canada’s lowest when Rachel Notley became premier. On October 1 it will rise to $15 an hour—a 47 per cent hike over [...]
Joel French, the executive director at Public Interest Alberta says no. Our province has Canada’s most generous subsidies for private schools. Setting aside those private schools [...]
Deborah Yedlin argues for ongoing development In March of last year Justin Trudeau stood in front of an audience of business leaders and politicians from Saudi Arabia to Texas, India to [...]
PIERRE DESROCHERS ARGUES FOR THE 10,000-MILE DIET Is local food better? People will spontaneously buy local food when it tastes better or costs less than alternatives. Food activists, however, [...]
Marni Soupcoff says workers have no right to strike. It’s true. I don’t think essential workers should have the right to strike. But before I go any further with my case for why, you [...]
Sid Marty argues for rural life You can expect rural denizens to ramble on about the usual touchstones of bucolic bliss: the fresh air and open spaces. But another prized commodity, found [...]
Trevor Tombe says debt can be useful Thomas Jefferson wrote over 200 years ago that “the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” To [...]
I knew about ranching back in the 1980s. Ranchers were the bad guys who killed off bears and whose cattle trashed their habitat. Like most environmentalists of the day, I got my insights from urban-based environmental groups. In Alberta’s ranch country the story seemed almost always to be about conflict ...
Charlie Russell loved to fly, and he seldom phoned first those times when he would fly his Kolb ultralight airplane north from Hawk’s Nest ranch on the boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park, to our “ranchette” near the Crowsnest Pass. We would hear the thrum of the plane’s Rotax motor ...
To download a printable version of the game rules click here. OBJECT OF THE GAME The goal is to win a majority of Alberta’s 87 seats (i.e., at least 44) and, with them, raw, unchecked power for four long years. In a minority situation, a party leader can win the election if they successfully ...