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Politics and its Discontents: Beware The ‘Great Men’ In Our Midst

Were he perceived throughout the country as the legendary Canadian he is in his own mind, I’m sure that former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna would be lauded far and wide for his insights and advice. Yet the current Deputy Chairman of The Toronto Dominion Bank, board member of Canadian Natural and shill spokesman . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Beware The ‘Great Men’ In Our Midst

Susan on the Soapbox: Breakfast with Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Calgary last week to give the keynote address at a breakfast meeting of 2500 Calgarians who paid about $500 to hear her speak. Luckily my friend, the Zen Banker, invited me to attend as her guest.

Hillary is like the Chloe Diamond—brilliant, mesmerizing, multifaceted and years in the making. Agree . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Breakfast with Hillary Clinton

Alberta Diary: She’s no Charles Tupper: Alison Redford has been Alberta premier too long to be prime minister

A youngish Charles Tupper at his desk. “I knew Charles Tupper and Alison Redford is no Charles Tupper” – and a good thing for her, too! Below: Sir Charles as prime minister; Frank McKenna; Robert Stanfield in the photo that put paid to his political career.

Alison Redford has been premier of Alberta . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: She’s no Charles Tupper: Alison Redford has been Alberta premier too long to be prime minister

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canadians Attending The Bilderberg 2012 Meeting

  Editor’s note: In the past, Bilderbergers kept the list of conference participants secret. Now they publish the list on their “official” website. The list of participants to this year’s conference, taking place in Chantilly, Virginia, USA, from May 31 … Continue reading →

CalgaryGrit: The premier Premier

The Institute for Research on Public Policy ranks Peter Lougheed as Canada’s best Premier from the last 40 years. Rounding out the top 5:

1. Peter Lougheed2. William Davis3. Allan Blakeney4. Frank McKenna5. Robert Bourassa

I ran a similar “best Premier” contest among blog readers back in 2007, March-Madness Style. Lougheed came out on top of . . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: The premier Premier

Calgary Grit: The premier Premier

The Institute for Research on Public Policy ranks Peter Lougheed as Canada’s best Premier from the last 40 years. Rounding out the top 5:

1. Peter Lougheed 2. William Davis 3. Allan Blakeney 4. Frank McKenna 5. Robert Bourassa

I ran a similar “best Premier” contest among blog readers back in 2007, March-Madness Style. . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: The premier Premier