Posts Tagged ‘ Rachel Notley ’

Is Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party still inevitable winner of Alberta vote April 16, like Doug Ford PCs in Ontario?

Mar 20th, 2019 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

Yesterday Premier Rachel Notley finally announced that Alberta’s long-anticipated provincial election will be held some four weeks hence, on Tuesday, April 16! Opinion polls have long been showing that former Stephen Harper federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney’s new United Conservative Party is well ahead of Premier Notley’s New Democrats. And a “new poll from Ipsos,” […]



Is new Canadian national dream rising in Alberta .. under new kind of New Democrat government?

Apr 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

For a while now it has been clear enough that the wildrose province of Alberta is thirsting to leave some new mark on the evolving story of the Canadian confederation of 1867. The not-so-great debate on Senate reform since the 1980s — pushed along by an Alberta provincial government report called Strengthening Canada —  is […]



From the Regina Manifesto to the Leap Manifesto : new directions or big mistake for federal NDP?

Apr 12th, 2016 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED APRIL 13]. One thing that keeps our free and democratic Canadian politics going these days — in spite of many good reasons otherwise — is its recurrent capacity for surprise. It’s like the woman (or man if it also works in that direction) who continually fascinates you, because you can never quite figure out […]



Getting by in the northern North American stormy weather, with a little help from Kathleen Wynne?

Jun 28th, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

GANATSEKWYAGON, ONTARIO. SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015. 2:30 AM ET.  The early summer storms that have lately been battering this region have returned. Right now you can literally hear the wind and the rain in the darkness outside the back office window, here at the edge of the great lake. There does seem some kind of […]



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 […]