Alberta Politics: One day after his graceless departure, former Alberta ‘envoy’ to Washington lands lobbying gig

PHOTOS: Sour grapes! Actual former Alberta trade representatives may not appear exactly as illustrated. (Photo from Barkpost.com.) Below: Alberta Conservative-connected lobbyists Rob Merrifield, Hal Danchilla, Brian Storseth and Rick Orman. Rob Merrifield’s parting shot at the Alberta government: tacky. Canadian Strategy Group’s decision to hire Mr. Merrifield as a lobbyist: Um, are you sure you’re ...

Alberta Politics: Tory-linked lobbying firm hires former Canadian Labour Congress president and former B.C. NDP minister

PHOTOS: Lobbyists head out to provide “strategic counsel” to Alberta’s new NDP government. Can you spot the recently hired New Democrats among them? No? Well, neither can I. Actual Alberta lobbyists may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Former CLC president Ken Georgetti, former B.C. NDP party president and cabinet minister Moe Sihota, and former ...

Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP Leadership Rules – A Cash Grab That Is Discouraging Challenger’s From Seeking Leadership Role

Just when you think that the BC NDP inner circle has run out of stupid they unveil a leadership race package that would look more at home in a big business Liberal or Conservative party race than what used to be a mildly left social democratic party. The last electoral NDP victory was in ’96 ...

Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP at the Fracking Crossroad!

Kevin Logan-Cowichan Conversations Contributor This weekend is a pivotal weekend for the future of British Columbia. The stars seemed to have aligned as overlapping events occur simultaneously all of which pivot around the future of oil and gas for which our dear leader has tied our fortunes. Another Round of secretive oil and gas meeting ...

Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP – A New Leader is only one step in a long and winding road ahead.

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The BC NDP has lost its’ edge. The feisty Glen Clark victory in 1996 was the last. That was four elections ago. NDP victories and effectiveness depend on winning on the ground, but the inner controlling circle has gone the so-called respectable corporate style route tilting the table and our money to ...