Why Denmark fears militarization of Arctic islands means Canada could soon control almost all of Hudson’s Bay, and other tall tales

If we just listened to Stephen Harper and the BBC, what a wonderful world this would be! Below: Catherine the Great, USAF Gen. Philip

Maneuver to derail Alberta gay-straight alliance bill shows Prentice Tories will tolerate bullying for political gain

By choosing yesterday to put the right of citizens to use their religious beliefs as an excuse for bigotry on the same level as the right of citizens

Alberta Tories are swinging right, paradoxically because of the implosion of their right-wing brethren in the Wildrose Party

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley, Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman and Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark were onto something yesterday when they all observed that the government of

Collapse of rickety Wildrose coalition of market fanatics and religious fundamentalists could be bad-news/good-news story for Alberta’s NDP

Monday’s bombshell that the rickety coalition of ideological market-perfection fanatics and social-conservative religious fundamentalists called the Wildrose Party was coming unstuck may turn out to be a bad-news/good-news

Wildrose Party endures its cruelest day as two MLAs quit to join Jim Prentice’s PC government

There was the cruelest sort of irony in the battering suffered yesterday by Alberta’s Wildrose Opposition, which lost two MLAs to the apparently rejuvenated Progressive Conservative Party of

WTF? Canada votes against UN resolution condemning glorification of Nazism! Have we taken leave of our senses?

Can someone please explain why Canada was one of three countries to vote Friday against a United Nations resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism? The resolution, which censures attempts

Tory income-splitting tax policy: It’s about creating and preserving gender inequality and making rich guys richer

A fundamental purpose of the Harper Government’s ideologically driven income-splitting tax scheme is to undermine women’s equality, Queen’s University tax law professor Kathleen Lahey told the Parkland Institute’s

The bloom is off the (Wild)rose – Opposition Leader Danielle Smith assailed by doubts, dissent and departures

These may be happy days for the Progressive Conservatives under Premier Jim Prentice, but the bloom is definitely off Alberta's Wildrose Opposition. Just weeks ago seen as a sure

Hockey millionaires and pharmacare tell you everything you need to know about who the Canadian Taxpayers Federation really works for

For a while now it’s seemed as if the so-called Canadian Taxpayers Federation has been adopting the modus operandi of the Fraser Institute – cherry-picked data, conclusions contrary

Boring conservatism trumps bold conservatism in Premier Jim Prentice’s dull but confident Throne Speech

Welcome to the new-old politics of Alberta, in which boring conservatism trumps bold conservatism. Yesterday’s Alberta The purpose of a Throne Speech, which is always read in a Canadian

Maybe fake soldier didn’t understand only Tory politicians and TV stars are allowed to play military dressup in Canada

Didn’t the unfortunate Franck Gervais understand you have to be an elected Conservative politician or a TV star before you’re allowed to dress up in a uniform and

Two political general meetings in one weekend: Wildrosers conduct gloomy post-mortem while PCs flirt with characteristic hubris

Both of Alberta’s right-wing parties held general meetings this weekend – the ever-ruling Progressive Conservatives in Banff and the so-far never-ruling Wildrose Party in Red Deer. The PCs led