Alberta Diary: 70%? 66.9%? 55.9%? 50%+1 good enough for Alison Redford this evocative weekend

Alison Redford, ready for her endorsement vote tomorrow, as rendered by Edmonton artist William Prettie. Below: former Canadian prime minister Joe Clark, late U.S. president John F. Kennedy, both of whom figure in this blog post about Alberta politics for some reason. Was it insularity and tone deafness, or Machiavellian cleverness, that led the Alberta ...

wRanter.com: The PQ is embarrassing itself

Share this: It’s been an inauspicious month for Premier Pauline Marois’ minority government. First it tabled its so-called charter of Quebec values. Bill 60 – whose full, Orwellian name is the “Charter affirming the values of state secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests” – ...

LeDaro: Jacques Parizeau, Lucien Bouchard and Bernard Landry opposed to Charter of (Racism and Bigotry) Values

What was Pauline Marois thinking? Former PQ and BQ leaders oppose this Charter of (Racism and Bigotry) Values; including Jacques Parizeau, Lucien Bouchard  and Bernard Landry. “Despite his history, Parizeau had harsh words for the current PQ government, saying it goes too far with its proposed ban on overt religious symbols for employees in the public ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Rebranding of Canada

As you know the Con regime is obsessed with changing or rebranding the name and the look of everything Canadian eh?Making the colours of Canada blue and red, like the Con logo, instead of red and white like our flag.Or solemnly declaring honking that henceforth the Government of Canada should be known as THE HARPER GOVERNMENT.Well now ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Parizeau Connection

OMG. This is scarier than the French Connection eh?  I'm sure you know the famous story about how Jacques Parizeau decided to take a train trip from Montreal to Banff in 1969. And how he would later say: "When I left Montreal's Windsor Station, I was a federalist. When I arrived in Banff, I was ...

Alberta Diary: Time to wax philosophical about Ralph Klein and the Order of Canada

Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein, back in the day. Below: Former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau, also back in the day. Now that the campaign to give the Order of Canada to Ralph Klein has all but met its goal, one wonders when the effort to hang the same gong on Jacques Parizeau will begin? Seriously! ...