Posts Tagged ‘ Alberta election 2015 ’

Can anyone believe a New Democrat majority? Welcome to the 21st century Alberta .. and the rest of Canada too!

May 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

I can’t think of another election where what I wanted to see happen has actually happened to quite the same extent as in Alberta on May 5, 2015. (It’s almost scary.) See, eg, “Alberta Election: NDP surges to majority government” and “New Democrats crush Progressive Conservative dynasty.” As one Conservative Albertan pointed out on CBC […]



Mad Men and the British election .. two cultures in US and UK (and three other elections this week in Canada)

May 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED MAY 8.] Tonight (Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10 PM ET) will bring what the on-air promo somewhat confusingly calls the second-last episode “before the finale” of Matthew Weiner’s still quite excellent US TV series Mad Men. In plainer language it’s the third-last episode. The last one will air on Sunday, May 17. And […]



All those things that don’t change in Alberta .. or do they, at last — blowing in the four strong winds ??

Apr 29th, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

Just before midnight, at this past new year’s eve party in beautiful downtown East Toronto, who would have thought that an Alberta provincial election would suddenly be the most gripping event on the Canadian political landscape in the first half of 2015? Remember : we’ve already been fooled once in this game. And, as George […]



Week of May 3–9 full of conceivably instructive democratic elections for Ontario political junkies

Apr 24th, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

Not much more than a week from now, political junkies in Canada’s most populous province of Ontario will be able to wend their arrogant ways through a maze of conceivably instructive local, regional, and international democratic elections : (1) At least a local prelude to the wider excitement will start on Sunday, May 3, when […]