|Blog David J. Climenhaga | When health-care professionals have been able to call the shots, Albertans seem to have mostly fared OK. But where Conservative politicians have been involved, the results are disastrous.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Boycotting a corporate restaurant chain may make you feel better, but it's not going to do anything to help small Alberta beef producers.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | This could have a bigger impact on the Alberta cattle trade than the packinghouse problems because XL's owner is so horizontally extended into feedlots, ranches, auction services and cattle financing.|
Shuffling the deckchairs on the Titanic: E. coli-plagued Brooks packer handed off to Brazilian owned multinationalDavid J. Climenhaga | On the face of it, if there isn't any more information forthcoming, owning XL Foods would appear not to have been a resounding success for the company's owners.