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In This Corner: Wanted: One Great Canadian history writer.

Is Canadian history boring? Or, has it been poorly served by boring writers?

That’s a question that has been nagging me since I finished reading One Summer, written by Bill Bryson. As I mentioned in my best books blog, One Summer is a crackling-good read by one of the American masters of popular history. Bryson . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Wanted: One Great Canadian history writer.

Alberta Diary: Democracy, Alberta-style: Voters can have any policy they want, as long as it’s Conservative

The Alberta government bargaining team on their way to talks with the Alberta Teachers Association in their Model-T, coloured black. Actual Alberta labour relations specialists may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Education Minister Jeff Johnson and industrialist Henry Ford.

In Alberta, it appears you now have more power as the president of . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Democracy, Alberta-style: Voters can have any policy they want, as long as it’s Conservative

wRanter.com: Attacking public sector workers is a bad idea

During economic downturns, people have a tendency to turn on one another. We blame victims and eat our own. I’ve been alive long enough to have seen it more than once before. It’s wrong, but I get it. The urge to help one’s fellow human during times of trouble gets trumped by the human instinct . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: Attacking public sector workers is a bad idea