|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Doug Ford has just given Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the villain he needs to win the next federal election.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer had an opportunity to demonstrate real leadership and benefit from it by standing up to Doug Ford. He did nothing.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's premier is more disciplined than the old Irish-Canadian baritone from Baie-Comeau. The words "roll the dice" will never pass her lips. Dice are rolling just the same.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Overwrought anyone? Rachel Notley threatens to punish British Columbians. UCP, after screaming for something like this, ducks and covers. Send in the army, demands former energy minister.|
|Columnists Duncan Cameron | The Texas-based company Kinder Morgan has the Canadian government doing its bidding, as it looks to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline.|
Why demanding Ottawa intervene to bend B.C. to Alberta's will is probably a terrible idea, from Alberta's point of viewDavid J. Climenhaga | It's pretty hard to argue this situation isn't an example of the oil industry's continued domination of the Alberta government.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Somebody has done some message testing and determined "the rule of law" is a good talking point to which Alberta audiences will respond favourably. The argument is fatuous.|
If you're an Albertan who demands low taxes, balanced budgets and pipelines, expect to be told to look in the mirrorDavid J. Climenhaga | Irony alert! Albertans must brace themselves for a very Albertan response from B.C. to their claim a balanced budget depends on that pipeline to Vancouver. They won't like it.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | I'm no constitutional lawyer, but I was an agriculture reporter for many years, so I recognize the smell of manure. I'll bet B.C. Premier John Horgan does too.|
|Columnists Duncan Cameron | In the 150th year of Confederation, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard wants to talk about how Canada governs itself. Justin Trudeau put him off, saying he did not want to open the Constitution.|
|Columnists Duncan Cameron | Whatever the public relations designs for marking this 150th year for Canada, it should also allow for extended critical reflection on what history has to suggest for Canadian politics today.|
Pigs will fly before the fantasy that Ottawa's carbon tax 'invades provincial jurisdiction' will ever persuade a courtDavid J. Climenhaga | PC leadership candidate Jason Kenney is making a promise he knows he can't keep. His legal argument, as he surely knows perfectly well, is a dog that won't hunt.
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