The Need for Standards for Candidates

In recent days our party has had to take steps to disqualify or disassociate from certain nomination contestants. Additionally there has been significant media attention on the issue of the supporters and associates of nomination contestants including support from...

Debating the Secret Agents of Change

Decades ago I was on my high school debating team. Back then education was about learning to think for yourself. Not anymore. The NDP and ATA have decided that students should become “agents of change”. Children will be taught what change is needed and...

Before you dig, call this number…

Today’s decision by FCA on the Trans Mountain expansion is disappointing. The federal government must now choose whether to re-do the consultation process with Indigenous stakeholders (and have the NEB reconsider the impact on marine shipping) or file an appeal...

Is the Carbon Tax Partnership Over?

“We took action to stop Ottawa from imposing their plan on Albertans and we worked with industry to keep the keys to our economy out of the hands of the feds.” -Rachel Notley, Aug 1, 2018 I have no idea what action on carbon taxes the Premier is talking...

The Poll that Matters is in 2019

Taken individually today’s Mainstreet poll is unremarkable. The Conservatives are leading the NDP by 20 points. What is amazing is how flat the polls have been for 3 full years now. Six months after the last election, the air went out the tires of the NDP and...