|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Maybe higher oil prices will be back soon, but the realities of the market, and the realities of the biosphere, won't be changed by the ideology of capitalism.|
Five years ago today, Alison Redford was sworn in as premier of Alberta and the wheels fell off the Tory busDavid J. Climenhaga | Alison Redford may not have intended to, but she smashed the mould. Alberta politics will never be the same again. It all started five years ago today.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | It is hard to imagine that any of today's right-wing Alberta political parties would have much sympathy with Peter Lougheed's program, or indeed Lougheed himself.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | We now live in the 21st century, a digital age, and it's time to recognize access to fairly priced banking service as a human right.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | It will not be such a bad legacy for Albertans … if it turns out the NDP like Social Credit is granted some successes beyond election day.|
With Lieutenant-Governor Donald Ethell, in frail health, set to retire, PM must choose replacement with careDavid J. Climenhaga | Whoever the prime minister chooses to replace Alberta Lieutenant Governor Donald Ethell must be able to act with balance, impartiality and diplomacy.
Tune up this spring with something new … Alberta's PCs can find renewal and purpose as something completely different!David J. Climenhaga | Clearly, the time is right to restructure the PC Party as a chain of urban fuel stations, just like the UFA did when it was wiped out by Social Credit in 1935.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | When it comes to electing progressive parties, Alberta is not Quebec. But it may be a heck of a lot closer to it than it seems.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The story of how lawyers were chosen to represent Alberta against Big Tobacco says pretty well everything you need to know about how this province operates after 42 years of PC government.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The centrist coalition is still on offer, as long as centrist voters don't mind half-hidden Tory smirks and Wildrose Party policies.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Media coverage of Saturday's "summit," naturally, took the bait and focused almost exclusively on the sexy non-starter of a sales tax for Alberta.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Preston Manning remains an influential and key ideologue on the Canadian far right. He is more than just another jolly Calgary grandfather.|
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