In 2012, it seemed as though Alberta’s long-running Progressive Conservative dynasty was finished. The Wildrose Alliance party, led by Danielle Smith, was set to form government. Hence it was all the more shocking that the Wildrose lost the election….
After just 12 years away from Newfoundland, though longer than that away from the small outport I grew up in, when I go back now I feel a bit like a tourist. I hear my family speak and it almost seems like they’re affecting an accent. Was it always tha…
I’m writing this on the morning of Canada Day 2014, thinking about all the fascinating things I’ve read about and seen, and all the people I’ve met. One thing I’ve come across is all the different parts of Canadian history I’ve studied, and how they’ve tied into many of the recent issues we’ve faced in Canada….
Grey Lands, the latest project from Cuff the Duke’s Wayne Petti, has unveiled a free stream of his cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘My Back Pages’, featuring Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo, via CBC Music. The track is taken from Grey Lands‘ forthcoming debut album Songs by Other People, out on August 12 via Paper Bag
The Devin Cuddy Band have announced the dates of their upcoming tour in support of sophomore album Kitchen Knife, out on July 28 on Cameron House Records. The tour will wrap in Toronto on August 8 with an album release show at the Horseshoe. To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of ‘Forty Four’; They
In life, and in politics, risk normally matches reward. And the Alberta Liberals are throwing a die so far, so long, that it overshadows any risk the party has ever taken on before. And the reward may in fact be massive if all goes well. Today Kent Hehr announced his run for Member of Parliament by […]
I have to be honest about something. I’ve been going on a lot of adventures lately, but mostly they’ve been things I’ve been thinking about doing for a while anyway, so I like to think of them as convenient adventures. …
Paper Bag Records labelmates PS I Love You and Mozart’s Sister have announced the dates of their fall tour of Canada. PS I Love You is hitting the road in support of their third release For Those Who Stay. The album was recorded when recorded when Paul Saulnier briefly moved to Toronto from the band’s
Presented by Travel Alberta Dan Aykroyd is a man of many talents. Whether you know him for bustin’ ghosts, playing the blues or any number of his projects in between, the Canadian actor is easily one of the busiest guys …
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
- David Reevely writes about the stench of corporate corruption hanging over a privately-sponsored premiers’ conference. And Paul Willcocks nicely contrasts the professed belief by politicians that campaign contributions don’t unduly policy against the expectations of everybody else affected by the political system – including big donors themselves: Most people figure that money matters. That when someone who gives hundreds of thousands of dollars to a party calls a politician, they get access and a chance to ask for favours. That they are buying special treatment.
The people taking in all that cash, unsurprisingly, (Read more…)