Alberta Politics: Alberta appoints new deputy minister of health to replace department’s controversial former top civil servant

PHOTOS: Milton Sussman, Alberta’s new Deputy Minister of Health, as president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (Photo: CBC). Below: His controversial predecessor, Carl Amrhein, whose last day of employment with the Alberta Government was Friday (Photo: Government of Alberta). The Alberta government has appointed a new deputy minister to oversee the province’s ...

Politics and its Discontents: Guest Post: A Manitoban Reflects On His Province’s Choice of Brian Pallister’s Conservatives

I have a friend in Winnipeg with whom I regularly speak and correspond. Although he does not work in the field, he is possessed of a keen mind and a journalist’s instincts and methodology that enable him to frequently uncover an array of misbehaviour on the part of public officials and organizations. I have urged ...

Alberta Politics: Ric McIver’s tantrum and return to the House explained: In Alberta, being a Tory means never having to say you’re sorry!

PHOTOS: Interim Tory Leader Ric McIver, mid tantrum, tells Alberta Speaker Bob Wanner he’s not sitting down until he gets his way! Below: Mr. Wanner, looking appropriately annoyed; the notorious Dr. Benjamin Spock; and an advertisement for Brylcreem, just one of the many terrible things North American liberals keep having to answer for. Bottom: My ...

Regan Wolfrom: What the Fuck Is Wrong With You? Manitoba Liberals Edition

No, seriously… what the fuck is wrong with you? (Oh… apparently this post has foul language. We can deal with my personal issues later, though.) Backstory: here and here (good intentions or not, the damage was done and I believe a public apology for the apparent misunderstanding is the right thing to do) Sexy soundbite:  ...