When Alberta Premier Alison Redford's $55,000 fireside chat wrapped up after eight thoroughly unsatisfactory minutes last night, Albertans didn't know anything substantive they hadn't already known the night before.
Surely I wasn't the only Albertan thinking, "That was it?"
OK, we're going to have to make some hard choices -- or have them made for us, more likely. But that much has been obvious for days.
But the information that really matters? To wit: what those choices are going to be. No sign of it.