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In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 47: Tarnish on the golden boy

Is the shine coming off the golden boy?

Justin Trudeau is under the gun these days for what appear to be, if not lapses in ethics, at least some questionable activities. The Liberals have stretched the fundraising rules to the breaking point, engaging in cash-for-access fundraisers where well-heeled folks get to hobnob with government ministers . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 47: Tarnish on the golden boy

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 35:Why politicians shouldn’t make ‘jokes’

Oh, my. Will politicians never learn? Of course not. This week’s political miscue was by Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose Party. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Fort McMurray, Jean said he would continue to “beat the drum” for elder care in Fort McMurray. A sucker for word play, apparently, he didn’t stop […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 35:Why politicians shouldn’t make ‘jokes’

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 11: The Trump express rolls on; the Canadian ketchup controversy

It started as a joke. It’s still a joke, but nobody’s laughing anymore. Donald J. Trump famously entered the U.S. Republican race back in June by riding a down escalator. C’mon, a down escalator? What better symbol of failure than a down escalator? Everybody had a good laugh, and went about seriously dissecting the ‘real’ […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 11: The Trump express rolls on; the Canadian ketchup controversy

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 8: Deficits, drugs and death

The big issue of the week in Canada, where we worry about these things for some reason, was deficits. The new Liberal government, which promised to run a $10 billion deficit to boost the economy, is instead going to be about $30 billion in the hole. Here in the People’s Republic of Alberta, the provincial […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 8: Deficits, drugs and death

Alberta Politics: Don Getty, premier who battled economic downturn much like today’s, among the last of Alberta’s Red Tory leaders

PHOTOS: Don Getty and Peter Lougheed, going places politically back in the day. Below: Mr. Getty again, and Mr. Lougheed , as professional football players with the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1950s, the former in an Eskimos photo, the latter in a shot sna… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Don Getty, premier who battled economic downturn much like today’s, among the last of Alberta’s Red Tory leaders

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 51: It was a very bad year

Well, I did it. And I’m sure you’re thrilled. When I started writing this blog, I vowed to write a weekly review of events as I saw them. I did it mostly as a personal challenge, a way to instil a little discipline in my undisciplined life, and to boost my memory of the events […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 51: It was a very bad year

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 47: Farmers raising hell; this week’s gun atrocity

I have to say I am greatly enjoying watching the NDP government squirm over Bill 6, their farm safety bill. The bill would force farms to apply the same safety regulations that apply in other industries, something that is commonplace across the country. I don’t disagree with this at all; in fact, I think it […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 47: Farmers raising hell; this week’s gun atrocity

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 35: Refugees keep coming; Liz sets employment record

The European refugee crisis continued unabated this week, and the numbers are staggering. For example, Germany has announced that it will accept 500,000 refugees. Every year. For several years. Germany is a big country, with 81 million people, but a half-million refugees every year for several years is an awful lot of people, particularly if . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 35: Refugees keep coming; Liz sets employment record

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 35: Refugees keep coming; Liz sets employment record

The European refugee crisis continued unabated this week, and the numbers are staggering. For example, Germany has announced that it will accept 500,000 refugees. Every year. For several years. Germany is a big country, with 81 million people, but a half-million refugees every year for several years is an awful lot of people, particularly if . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 35: Refugees keep coming; Liz sets employment record

In This Corner: Eskimos need new brains at front office as well as on the field.

For the first time in recent memory, the Edmonton Eskimos appear destined to not lead the league in attendance. With Mosaic Stadium in Regina on steroids in preparation for the Grey Cup, the Riders have enjoyed even larger crowds than usual. With the entire Eskimo organization giving off the fetid stench of decay, it’s hardly . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Eskimos need new brains at front office as well as on the field.

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Peter Lougheed comes down from Olympus and endorses Alison Redford

Former Premier Peter Lougheed surveys the troubled scene in Alberta before endorsing Alison Redford. Some gods may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Lougheed and Premiers William Aberhart and E.C. Manning.

The Big Guy has spoken. And he says: “Vote for Alison Redford.”

I don’t mean God. Bigger than God … and with . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Peter Lougheed comes down from Olympus and endorses Alison Redford