The key to understanding Canada Post’s latest strategic masterstroke — henceforth, the post office will charge you nearly twice as much to deliver a letter half the way — is to understand the logic of monopoly. Only in a world […]
OTTAWA — Environment Canada has spent at least $331,389 to develop long-awaited oil and gas regulations that are still under development, said Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq in a newly-released document tabled in Parliament. The spending includes about $187,000 in payments […]
5 questions for Alberta’s new energy minister
OTTAWA — As the federal government continues to lobby for more access to Europe and the United States to sell Canada’s oil and other natural resources, an internal analysis reveals that senior bureaucrats see few opportunities for growth in these […]
A pair of controversial labour bills speedily pushed through the Alberta legislature by Premier Alison Redford’s Conservative government has sparked concern that merely speaking about an illegal strike could be grounds for punishment. Bill 45 and Bill 46 were both […]
MPs took two small steps towards greater transparency in how they spend tax dollars on Thursday, announcing that they will post two documents online for the first time: the manual that guides them in claiming expenses and a list of […]
OTTAWA — The NDP will roll out details of its “pan-Canadian” energy plan Wednesday — a plan focused on sustainability, partnerships with provinces and First Nations communities and long-term prosperity, Postmedia News has learned. Leader Tom Mulcair is expected to […]
Albertans are digging out after a massive burst of winter weather buried the southern…
Blizzard-like conditions have police recommending people stay off the roads in many parts of…
Alberta’s latest winter blast has put most of the province on alert for snow and ice, making it hard to plows to keep up with the falling white stuff and for commuters to stay on the roads. Between 15 and […]
It’s been a wonderful time for Dave and I. We’ve been back in Canada for nearly two months putting our noses to the grindstone and catching up on a ton of work. It’s been heavenly getting up in the morning for a workout, heading over to our desks (rather than laying on a hotel bed) working for the day and then wrapping up when the sun goes down. For the first time in years, we’ve had a bit of a routine. However, that routine is all about to go out the window! We are about to head out on some epic adventures!
Our First Calendar Appearance!
Others have spoke very eloquently about the problems with Bills 45 and 46.
What I want to bring to readers’ attention is how the Redford Government is abusing not just legislative procedure, but democracy itself.
It is not unusual for this government to limit debate on bills. What is unusual is to introduce a motion limiting debate prior to tabling the bill itself. No MLA should ever have voted in favour of limiting debate on a bill without first having had the chance to vet it. Yet, that is precisely what has happened here. In the Hansard from Tuesday, November (Read more…)
After starting up in Edmonton last January, the Localize Your Food initiative has quickly spread to 52 shops across Alberta. This week the socially conscious business model, which ranks food products based on where and how they’re made, entered Saskatchewan … Continue Reading
Assorted content to end your week.
- Stuart Trew fleshes out the Cons’ new(-ly explicit) Corporate Cronies Action Plan – and it goes even further in entrenching corporate control over policy than one might have expected at first glance: – The makeup of the advisory panel that consulted with Trade Minister Fast skews the new Action Plan in favour energy- and water-intensive agricultural export sectors, multinational business represented by the CCCE, and the energy sector. There was no worker representation on the advisory committee. And the involvement of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business is arguably more of a (Read more…)
OTTAWA – Questions are being raised about the military’s failure to conclude 70 inquiries into soldier suicides, after three veterans of the war in Afghanistan were found dead in separate incidents this week. National Defence identified the dead soldiers late […]
Those of us who don’t regularly wear melons on our heads or particularly care about Canadian football are waiting impatiently for the results of today’s federal byelections so that we can spin them in ways that reinforce our personal political p…
Who would’ve thought we’d find a suitable reference to Riders Nation and Ethical Cannabis in one photograph? But courtesy the Calgary Sun, there it is! Note the hat, bottom right. Just saying. Below: Some guy standing in front of Rob Ford’s office.
Those of us who don’t regularly wear melons on our heads or particularly care about Canadian football are waiting impatiently for the results of today’s federal byelections so that we can spin them in ways that reinforce our personal political preferences.
For example, if you’re a conservative of any stripe, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s (Read more…)
RED DEER, Alta. – Alberta Premier Alison Redford has received a strong vote of…
REGINA — When Brendon LaBatte first tried football, he was in the ninth grade, and he wanted to quit. When he was done playing three more years of high school football, he was ready to quit, too. He was a […]
Class of 2014 nominees to the Hall: Wally Buono: Builder (Calgary, BC) Ben Cahoon: Player (Montreal) Larry Haylor: Builder (University of Western Ontario) Neil Lumsden: Amateur Player (University of Ottawa GG) Uzooma Okeke: Player (Ottawa, Montreal) Maurice (Moe) Racine: Player […]
Here, on what Saskatchewan can learn from some significant developments in privacy law in Manitoba and Alberta.
For further reading…- Paul Broad and Daniel Michaluk introduce Manitoba’s new private-sector legislation.- Alberta’s similar legislation is here, while the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision striking it down is here. In particular, see paragraphs 37-38: PIPA imposes restrictions on a union’s ability to communicate and persuade the public of its cause, impairing its ability to use one of its most effective bargaining strategies in the course of a lawful strike. In our view, this infringement of the right (Read more…)
When I bought this book on my Kobo, suddenly Recommended for Me were such books as Moneyball and Eight Men Out. The assumption being, clearly, that I must be a baseball fan. Sorry to say, I read W. P. Kinsella’s Shoeless Joe mostly due to Kinsella bein…
A new report by the Pembina Institute and Équiterre warns that the rapid pace of Alberta tar sands development poses economic risks to Canada, other provinces.
The post Alberta Tar Sands Boom Poses Economic Risks to Canada: Report appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
CALGARY — The stakes are extreme for both the Calgary Stampeders and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL’s West Division final. For the Stampeders, Sunday’s game is about backing up the best record in the CFL this season and earning […]
CROSSFIELD, Alta. – Dozens of people became stranded in small town north of Calgary…
ST. PAUL, Alta. – A man who killed a student when he crashed his…
OTTAWA – Francophone groups and two of Canada’s territories told the Supreme Court Wednesday that the Senate plays a critical role in protecting minority rights. But lawyers for three provinces argued that the scandal-plagued red chamber can be abolished without […]
OTTAWA — A decision to bar foreign retail and restaurant supervisors from applying to the much-vaunted “Canadian Experience Class” immigration stream is raising questions about whether the federal government’s handling of the temporary foreign worker program has allowed low-skilled workers […]
The neo-militarism seeping out of Ottawa seems to be infecting Alberta. The province has announced it is unveiling a new license plate which will bear the “Support our Troops” slogan along with the symbolic yellow ribbon. The plates will complement the current veterans’ plates which bear a red poppy.
Offering two plates honouring soldiers is doubly excessive. There is, after all, no plate to
Andrew Leach on extra upgraders
This is a bit unexpected. Ilya Bryzgalov – the eccentric Russian goaltender that the Philadelphia Flyers are currently paying $23 million NOT to play for them — is being welcomed back to the NHL fold. #Oilers have reached a verbal […]
OTTAWA — It’s a hallowed day in Canada and one marked by poppies and ceremonies across the country, but for how revered Remembrance Day is to Canadians — and a Conservative government that trumpets Canada’s military heritage — Nov. 11 […]
LEDUC, Alta. – It appears that you can’t dig a deep hole in Alberta…
Yesterday I met with the premier of Alberta, Alison Redford. I am happy to report that in the course of our brief chat we were able to reach a historic accord in support of the Northern Gateway pipeline. It is […]
If the point of this week’s agreement, then, is to provide cover for Premier Clark to climb back in from the limb on which she had put herself, it might serve some use
Northern Gateway Pipeline Pricetag: Enbridge CEO Lauds Alberta-B.C. Deal, Updating Price
CP | By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian PressPosted: 11/06/2013 11:20 am EST | Updated: 11/06/2013 4:02 pm EST
I applaud the NDP for standing against the encroachment and destruction of a pipeline, and the only reason Crusty got elected is that she made noises about being against it…not the other way around…who writes these articles analysing the election as lost because the NDP didn’t support the pipeline..hogwash~! Now that she’s shown her true colours by sucking up to Redford and Alberta, those who voted for her (or didn’t vote because they (Read more…)
OTTAWA – Some of the most vocal provinces opposed to the new Canada Job Grant have, for years, failed to spend millions of federal dollars alloted to them for job training, figures suggest. According to a government document obtained by […]
LEDUC, Alta. – It appears that you can’t dig a deep hole in Alberta…