Category Archives: Politics and Government

Mr Kenney’s Speech on Bill No. 1

Mr Kenney and Bill No. 1 There comes a time for politicians who spent the campaign trail foaming with righteous indignation to transform into thoughtful representatives of the people who elected them.       Sadly, for Mr Kenney that time did … Continue reading

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The UCP Addresses Conversion Therapy…”in due course”

By a strange coincidence Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 11 came to town the same week that Premier Kenney and his Health Minister, Tyler Shandro, explained (sort of) the UCP government’s position on conversion therapy. Ms Soapbox and her daughters … Continue reading

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Throne Speech: Whose Destiny Are We Talking About?

“I am your density…I mean your destiny.” — George McFly, Back to the Future (1985) All eyes were riveted on Lois Mitchell, Her Honour the Honourable the Lieutenant Governor, last Wednesday as she delivered the Kenney government’s first Throne Speech…er…your … Continue reading

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The Day the Circus Came to Town

On May 21, 2019 Jason Kenney’s UCP government will officially be “open for business” in every sense of the word. Mr Kenney’s government will kick off with a Throne Speech which will outline how Mr Kenney intends to deliver on … Continue reading

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Lessons from the AFL and AOC

What if we’ve run out of time? What if there’s no time left for baby steps;  for one step forward and two steps back? What if it’s time to go big or go home? Last weekend Ms Soapbox attended two … Continue reading

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Talk to you next Sunday

Yesterday Ms Soapbox attended the Alberta Federation of Labour 2019 Convention.  It’s theme was Choosing Our Future.  She heard some terrific presentations from people like Rachel Notley, John Max Smith (Harry Leslie Smith’s son), Gil McGowen and others. Today she … Continue reading

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Is It Too Late For The Facts?

Where is Sgt Joe Friday when you need him?  Sgt Friday is the detective from Dragnet known for saying, “Just the facts, ma’am” when he’s investigating a crime. Why are we talking about facts? Because Jason Kenney has yet to … Continue reading

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