Author Archives: susanonthesoapbox

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The politicians are on break (thank god) and so are we. The Soapbox family and Rudy the rescue dog would like to wish you and yours a peaceful and happy holiday.    And here’s the traditional photo of the mutt under … Continue reading

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Is This a Time for Hope?

It’s hard to find hope when so many Albertans are hurting.  It’s even more difficult when you realize Alberta’s own government is the source of their pain.         Nevertheless, there is cause for hope.  I saw that eye-roll.  Let me … Continue reading

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The Fair Deal Panel (The Circus Comes to Town)

On Dec 10 the circus rolled into town.  It called itself a “Fair Deal Panel Town Hall” but like the Ringling Brothers, its purpose was to distract Albertans from their troubles by dazzling them with spectacle.        It took place … Continue reading

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Promises Made, Promises Kept…or Not

The UCP government continues to tell Albertans it’s delivering on its promise of jobs, economy, pipelines, when in fact it’s not.    The latest example of this Orwellian doublespeak is the UCP government’s “promises made, promises kept” report.  This is … Continue reading

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Fair Deal Panel Registration

The Fair Deal Panel is coming to Calgary on Dec 10. If you plan to attend you’ll need to register. Here’s the link: https://www.alberta.ca/fair-deal-panel.aspx Hope to see you there!

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The Day We Demonstrated Outside the UCP AGM

“Public services are under attack.  What do we do? Stand up, fight back!” – Protest cheer Ms Soapbox, her husband and her good friend from Edmonton joined the public school teachers, healthcare workers, and deeply concerned Albertans at the huge … Continue reading

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Bill 22: An Attack on Democracy

Someone once said, “The only thing worse than knowing where the bodies are buried, is watching your enemies dig them up.”   In order to ensure the Elections Commissioner’s investigation into the UCP leadership race didn’t dig up any more bodies—heaven … Continue reading

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