Alberta Politics: Albertans hear the same old same old as fast-food restaurant owners grow hysterical over minimum wage

PHOTOS: Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray, who is sticking to her guns on the provincial government’s plans to raise the provincial minimum wage to $15 by 2018. Below: Notable fair wage campaigners, Joe Ceci, finance minister of Alberta; Franklin Delano Roosevelt, president of the United States; and Karl Marx, philosopher, economist and journalist. Fast-food restaurant ...

The Canadian Progressive: Conservatives ask Liberals to “apologize for decades of racism”

The Harper Conservatives accuse the Liberals of “decades of racism” dating back to Liberal PM Mackenzie King, who served from 1921 to 1930 and 1935 to 1948. The post Conservatives ask Liberals to “apologize for decades of racism” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Calgary Grit: Canada has always been at war with Eurasia

RB Bennett was one of Canada’s most popular Prime Ministers, to the point where average Canadians would name their buggies after him. We found out last week that the Harper Conservatives will be leading a review of the way Canadian history is taught in schools. We don’t yet have word on whether this review will ...

Calgary Grit: Canada’s Greatest Losers

Liberals elected this loser at their 1919 leadership convention Last week, Martha Hall Findlay and Karen McCrimmon declared their candidacies for the Liberal leadership race. This week, George Takach has taken the plunge. I’ve posted one blog interview with David Merner, and will have others with David Bertschi and Alex Burton next week. Deborah Coyne, ...

Calgary Grit: Liberal Leadership Races Through History (Part 3): King Chooses His Heir

Previously: Prologue, The 19th Century, An Elected King He may not have been a career politician, but Uncle Louis could still stage one heck of a photo op. The last blog post in this series took place at the 1919 Liberal leadership convention, during the aftermath of the Great War. All of a sudden we ...

Calgary Grit: Liberal Leadership Races Through History (Part 2): An Elected King

Previously: Prologue, The 19th Century Spoiler Alert: He sees dead people…or at least, got advice from them. In 2009, delegates at the Liberal Party convention in Vancouver voted overwhelmingly to choose the party’s next leader using a one-member-one-vote system. This effectively killed the grand old leadership convention, a system the party had used to select ...

Calgary Grit: 100 Years of Bad Photo Ops

As you have probably heard a hundred times over the past month, the Calgary Stampede turns 100 this year. Calgary has changed a lot over this time. A seat at the 1912 rodeo cost 50 cents. Calgary’s population was 70,000. And, oh yeah, back then Alberta was a Liberal bastion, with the Grits holding 6 ...