Category Archives: Politics and Government

An Election is Coming, Some Policies Would Be Nice

UCP leader Jason Kenney wants Rachel Notley to call the election on Feb 1, 2019 so Albertans can go to the polls in the first week of March.  He has scheduled an election readiness conference from Feb 15 to 17, … Continue reading

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Coincidence?

Ms Soapbox has spent the last two days poring over Hansard.  Now she’s sick in bed. Coincidence?

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Alberta Separatism Rears its Goofy Head

Ms Soapbox was thinking about the fog of words when she received a mass mailout letter from someone she’ll call Mr X urging her to join him and thousands of others (who shall remain nameless because their names were not … Continue reading

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Politics in the Age of Bewilderment

The historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari says we’re living in the Age of Bewilderment, the old stories have collapsed and the new stories have not yet been written. Ms Soapbox thinks some politicians are trying to bridge this gap … Continue reading

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Dignity and Respect

Two remarkable things happened this week.  One remarkably good, the other remarkably bad. Let’s start with the remarkably good. Ricardo Miranda, Alberta’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, got married to journalist and communications specialist, Christopher Brown, this week.  Premier Rachel … Continue reading

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A Shakespearean Analysis of Jason Kenney

How many books and articles have we read about the rise of Donald Trump in America, Doug Ford in Ontario and Jason Kenney in Alberta? How many more historians, political scientists and armchair experts do we need to tell us … Continue reading

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Has Jason Kenney Evolved?

The Up Series is an amazing documentary that follows the lives of 14 British children over five decades.  The children were interviewed every seven years starting in 1964 when they were seven years old. The next instalment, 63 Up, will … Continue reading

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