Susan on the Soapbox: The Wildrose Vision (such as it is)

Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose party, has a vision for uniting Alberta’s conservatives. It’s based on “the best elements” of Peter Lougheed and Ralph Klein’s legacies and rejects the “liberal drift” and “questionable ethics” that forced Wildrose members out of the Progressive Conservative party years ago. And with that Mr Jean wedged himself on ...

Dead Wild Roses: Too Much Joy Over Alberta’s Bill 10 (GSA’s in Schools) – Missing the Point

GSA’s OK! Allow me to put on my cynical hat for just a second to analyze the recent legislative flip-flop by the Alberta Government.  I’d like to investigate why it is wrong to paint the narrative of this picture as anything other than shameless pandering to the people of Alberta. We’ll let the Edmonton Journal ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry, Bill 10 … Lies, Lies and More Lies

If there is one thing that I find infuriating, it is when grown men like Bishop Henry lie. In today’s Calgary Herald, there is a copy of a pastoral letter that Bishop Henry has had distributed through the churches of his diocese.  In it, we find the following little gem: The mandating of Gay Straight ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Lessons Prentice Learned at Harper’s Knee

Somewhere between the time that Premier Hancock stepped down and Premier Prentice ascended to the throne, the PC caucus turned into a bunch of sniveling crybabies. Not to worry, Mr Prentice will save the day with a maneuver befitting his mentor, Mr Harper. Apparently the Liberal’s Bill 202 wedged the PC caucus between a rock ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: The "Rebel" Alliance

Perhaps I’m a bit late to the party, but this is an issue that I wanted to spend a bit of time talking about since it was mentioned. In the past few weeks, an issue that wasn’t on anyone’s radar made its way to the forefront of everyone’s minds when Cam Broten rose in the ...

Pample the Moose: Dalton McGuinty, GSAs and Catholic Schools – A rose by an ambiguous name

Over the past several days, Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, 2012 has been in committee hearings. This is the provincial government’s anti-bullying legislation, meant to provide support groups in schools for various groups of students that have been victims of bullying, but, when it comes right down to it, is aimed to provide protections ...

Pample the Moose: Dalton McGuinty, GSAs and Catholic Schools – A rose by an ambiguous name

Over the past several days, Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, 2012 has been in committee hearings. This is the provincial government’s anti-bullying legislation, meant to provide support groups in schools for various groups of students that have been victims of bullying, but, when it comes right down to it, is aimed to provide protections ...

Pample the Moose: Dalton McGuinty, GSAs and Catholic Schools – A rose by an ambiguous name

Over the past several days, Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, 2012 has been in committee hearings. This is the provincial government’s anti-bullying legislation, meant to provide support groups in schools for various groups of students that have been victims of bullying, but, when it comes right down to it, is aimed to provide protections ...