In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 18: Will the right united; the ‘I’ word is spoken.

There was a seismic shift in Alberta politics this week. Only time will tell if it’s a real earthquake that brings down two (or maybe three) parties, or whether it just grunts and groans and nothing happens. On Wednesday, Wildrose party leader Brian Jean and new Progressive Conservative party leader Jason Kenny officially signed a ...

Susan on the Soapbox: The Whole Gay Thing

Recently Brad Trost and Jason Kenney made some troubling comments about the whole gay thing and the progressives just won’t let it go. Trost, a “full spectrum” conservative, believes in all three conservative values: social conservatism, fiscal conservatism, and democratic populist conservatism.  He recently shared his views on “the whole gay thing” in a campaign ...

Northern Reflections: Sometimes, A Blessing Is A Curse

Jason Kenny has headed back to the Calgary Stampede, proudly waving to the crowds. But, Michael Harris writes, it’s easy to spot the phonies: Jason Kenney is taking part in a parade — riding in the back of a 1958 Ford Fairlane, with an army tank behind him, and a gas-guzzling 1959 Caddy in front carrying ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Boycott Tim Hortons? Seriously??

The recent media frenzy generated by Tim Hortons’ decision to pull the Enbridge ads off their in-store Tims TV monitors almost drove Ms Soapbox to drink (G&Ts not Tims double double). Then she paused. The #BoycottTims brouhaha created a learning opportunity—for businessmen and conservative politicians alike. The business lesson Here are the steps that resulted ...

In This Corner: Stuff happens, week 10: Jim gives in; Taber gets trashed.

As soon as the legislature resumed on Tuesday, the Prentice government did a complete about-face in its opposition to gay-straight alliances in schools, introducing amendments to Bill 10 to allow the alliances when requested. The Bill 10 kerfuffle was a self-inflicted wound that Prentice has now stitched up, hoping there is no scar left behind. ...

LeDaro: Jason Kenny asks Canadians to thank him!!!

A petition on the immigration minister’s website asks Canadians to thank Kenney for his work to “streamline benefits afforded to refugee claimants under the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) and bring them in line with the benefits received by tax-paying Canadians, including new Canadians.” When you meet his highness you must bow too. Read more ...