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The dais of discontent


As images of Trump supporters violently attempting to take control of the government by force started appearing on Twitter, the symbolism of the moment became painfully clear. https://twitter.com/igorbobic/status/1346906369232920576 Soon, other images appeared. A guy carrying the Confederate flag (also a flag used by German neo-Nazis since the swastika is outlawed in that country) into the … Continue reading The dais of discontent

Profanity in Steinbach, Manitoba


Today, about 100 people gathered in Steinbach to protest public health restrictions and shout profanities at provincial conservation and health officers who started issuing fines. The Saturday event received widespread coverage on national television, in between doomsday COVID-19 reports from the US and a mini-MAGA march.

UPDATE: We ALMOST gave a conspiracy theorist a platform


It’s a cautionary tale for any volunteer-run, non-profit organization. The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a respected association of professional communicators that has been around since 1970. Which is why I was shocked to learn that an upcoming professional development conference in Banff on October 27th featured Vivian Krause as the opening day … Continue reading UPDATE: We ALMOST gave a conspiracy theorist a platform

How about we not give conspiracy theorists a platform?


In early September, I was going through my email inbox reading and deleting the crazy amount of newsletters I’ve subscribed to (note to self: stop subscribing to so many) when a familiar name popped out from my screen.   Vivian Krause, lobbyist, writer and researcher in Canada (and Alberta) is known for her association with … Continue reading How about we not give conspiracy theorists a platform?

Why Trudeau’s reversal on electoral reform is so risky


This past week, Canada’s prime minister announced an about-face on a major campaign promise -- electoral reform. Sadly, he barely blinked as he explained his reasons for betraying voters. Meanwhile, the world was spellbound as President Donald Trump proceeded to honour his campaign promises…one-by-one. Such is the sad, confused state of democracy in North America … Continue reading Why Trudeau’s reversal on electoral reform is so risky

Kent is a voice against intolerance


Ever since I can remember, my sister has broken every mould. The youngest child, with five years between her and my younger brother, she was always surprising.Before she even started school, my father had an offer he couldn’t refuse—at the end of the world, or so it seemed—in Fort McMurray. We were uprooted and transplanted. … Continue reading Kent is a voice against intolerance

Manning launches Conservative re-election strategy by attacking Harper


With top conservative thinkers meeting this week in Ottawa, it is the ideal time to officially launch the Conservative Party of Canada election strategy. So it may have come as a bit of a surprise to see the elder statesman of prairie conservatism, the populist and provocative Preston Manning come out swinging against the Prime … Continue reading Manning launches Conservative re-election strategy by attacking Harper

Questions for the candidates in Calgary-Centre – Updated November 10 @ 7:56 p.m.


Original copies of emails here: Chris Turner, Green Party of Canada Harvey Locke, Liberal Party of Canada Dan Meades, New Democratic Party NOVEMBER 10 UPDATE: Dan just sent me his answers and so that leaves only...Joan Crockatt. NOVEMBER 7 UPDATE: Have removed Ben Christensen as he is not officially running. Just waiting on Joan Crockatt … Continue reading Questions for the candidates in Calgary-Centre – Updated November 10 @ 7:56 p.m.