Alberta Diary: One single Alberta government bargaining agency is likely to end badly for Redford PCs

Premier Alison Redford, in lab coat, centre, and her Progressive Conservative cabinet get ready to bring Consolidated Bargaining to life. Actual Alberta politicians may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Albert Einstein, the well-known genius, and Charles Darwin, who gave us the idea for the Political Darwin Awards. Chances are good the Alberta government’s announcement it ...

Alberta Diary: Alberta Premier Alison Redford gets warm reception in union lions’ den

Alison Redford speaks to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees’ convention in Edmonton yesterday. (AUPE photo.) Below: Ms. Redford with AUPE President Guy Smith. Is she trying to build an alliance with public service unions? It’s tempting to say Alberta Premier Alison Redford walked boldly into the lions’ den yesterday and emerged unscathed – whether ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Tea Party Tyrants

a little coverage for my American friends and worth considering for Canadians……..The elite are delighted with the Wisconsin situation. They rub their hands together gleefully as the last vestiges of the middle class start to tear each other apart. They urge on the vicious comments against the public service sector.For decades the elite have resisted ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Tea Party Tyrants

a little coverage for my American friends and worth considering for Canadians……..The elite are delighted with the Wisconsin situation. They rub their hands together gleefully as the last vestiges of the middle class start to tear each other apart. They urge on the vicious comments against the public service sector.For decades the elite have resisted ...