Tag Archives: Raj Sherman

A Modest Proposal for Cooperation Among Progressives in Alberta

“I shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection” — Jonathan Swift,  A Modest Proposal (1729) Relax. Ms Soapbox’s modest proposal does not involve devouring children in order to … Continue reading

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Who Has The Worst Job in Alberta Politics?

Why does the public go bananas when Danielle Smith, the leader of the Official Opposition, criticizes the PC government? They say she’s too negative, too shrill, too something. Can’t she be more positive they ask? More supportive? Clearly they haven’t … Continue reading

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A Dead Cat Bounce: Redford’s Approval Rating Up to 32%

It’s called a “dead cat bounce”.  It’s based on the premise that even a dead cat bounces when it slips off a 12th floor balcony and lands on the sidewalk (contrary to popular belief most sky-diving cats aren’t lucky enough … Continue reading

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Ms Soapbox’s Great Adventure—Off to the Leg (it rhymes with “edge”)

Last week Ms Soapbox was introduced to the Legislative Assembly by Liberal MLA, Laurie Blakeman, the oldest (as in longest-serving, not age!) opposition MLA.  Ms Blakeman noted that Ms Soapbox was a lawyer but said the House wouldn’t hold that … Continue reading

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It’s not what you say…it’s how you say it

Do you know why some politicians are known simply as Raj or Alison while others are known as Mr Harper or, in a fit of frustration…Stephen Harper?  Bear with me and I’ll tell you. This weekend I met Raj Sherman, … Continue reading

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Did Robocallers Sandbag the Alberta Election?

Before we turn the page on this election, I’d like to say a word about robocalls…I like them. No, the stress of this election has not unhinged my mind; I’m serious.  Robocallers are like people, each with their own unique … Continue reading

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Brian Mason or Joe McCarthy?

All right, that’s it!  The headline in yesterday’s Calgary Herald was Moral issues fire up the parties.  All that’s missing is three exclamation points (!!!) at the end of that sentence and we can decide the outcome of this election … Continue reading

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