|Blog Gerry Caplan | Like the Dude, Capitalism prevails.|
Big Tobacco will be pleased as Derek Fildebrandt's 'liberty' video assails restrictions on flavoured cigarettesDavid J. Climenhaga | Alberta regulation of flavoured tobacco has little to do with adults and lots to do with protecting children and youth from an effective gateway to addiction.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If unification of the right happens, it will be under the Wildrose structure, says Opposition Leader Brian Jean, and he will be a candidate to lead it.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Alison Redford haunts us still -- and not just the dynastic governing party she brought low, and possibly destroyed.|
Big Tobacco's doubtful claim high taxes encourage cigarette smuggling finds support on Alberta's Wildrose benchesDavid J. Climenhaga | Empirical evidence in which we can have confidence suggests the Wildrose Party's arguments against higher taxes on tobacco are just so much smoke in the wind.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Health groups are pressing Alberta's government to increase taxes on tobacco. A big tobacco company is lobbying... the opposition. Go figure.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The interesting question is not whether mentholated coffin nails are a Good Thing or a Bad Thing but why Alberta's previous PC governments never did anything about it.|
|Columnists Amy Goodman | Big Tobacco and climate deniers are linked -- many of the older climate science denialists got their start as hired guns for Big Tobacco, arguing against the threats posed by secondhand smoke.|
|Blog Donald Gutstein | Who's funding your health research? Is it the same people who funded tobacco research to 'prove' second-hand smoke doesn't cause cancer? Let's follow the money.|
|Blog Donald Gutstein | It took a court case to prove it, but Fraser Institute research results that questioned whether smoking can cause cancer were funded by Big Tobacco. Who funds today's research?|
|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 Gerry Caplan | Maybe there is no sinister conspiracy. After all, capitalists must do what capitalists must do. It's in their nature.|
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