Calgary Grit: 2013 A Make It Or Break It Year For The Liberal Party

Making predictions in a sport as unpredictable as politics is very much a fool’s errand. I don’t think anyone saw Dalton McGuinty’s retirement or Justin Trudeau’s left hook coming in 2012. Hell, even something as routine as an Alberta PC election victory turned into a whirlwind thriller. What we do know, however, is that amidst ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Thomas Walkom discusses the meaning of the Ontario Libs’ attempt to take collective bargaining rights away from teachers in the context of the wider labour movement: The union movement is one of the last remnants of the great postwar pact between labour, capital and government. That pact ...

Alberta Diary: The Great Wall of Saskatchewan: popular, yes, but a peacemaker?

Brad Wall, Christy Clark, Alison Redford and Greg Selinger discuss the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline while visiting China. Actual Canadian premiers may not appear to their Chinese hosts exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Wall, Ms. Redford, Mr. Selinger and Ms. Clark. No sooner did Trend Research of Edmonton publish a poll showing Alberta Premier Alison ...

Calgary Grit: Provincial Matters

Charest stands a better chance running against this guy, than against Pauline Marois and Francois Legault Your Friday morning coast-to-coast link roundup: Atlantic Canada: CRA’s quarterly poll numbers have been released, showing the PCs up by 12 in New Brunswick and the NDP up by just 2 in Nova Scotia. The PEI headlines scream about “plunging” satisfaction ...

LeDaro: P.E. I and Ontario connect

It is a marriage. Dalton McGuinty’s son is going to marry Robert Ghiz’s sister. Fixed link between Ontario and P.E.I. The Toronto Star story.

Jacked Up: Duffy’s time in senate has been a grotesque scene.

Now I’ve always known that Stephen Harper was lacking when it came to foresight. His in-action on environment, denial of a recession etc are all good enough indicators that he’s more concerned with immediate political gain than he is about actually analyzing a situation and contemplating the possible outcomes of his decisions. Mike Duffy is ...