Sitting through a three-hour candidates’ forum: painful, but a civic duty just the same

PHOTOS: All or part of 14 of the 25 candidates who took part in the City of St. Albert’s city council candidates’ forum last night. Below: Author Darryl

Guest Post: With friends like these … Jason Kenney’s biggest challenge may come from his political allies

PHOTOS: Jason Kenney at the centre of a media scrum a few days before his victory in the Progressive Conservative Party leadership race. Expect to see him in

Eleven grinding weeks and this federal election comes down to a science question: momentum, or inertia?

PHOTOS: Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair on stage in Edmonton Friday night (photo by Olav Rokne). The red signs say “Stop Harper.” Perhaps at this hour they should

Brothels? Neighbourhood injection sites? Have the Cons jumped the shark? Or is the nightmare just beginning?

PHOTOS: Trashy bars like this with free-injection sites and illegal card games out back could soon start popping up in cities like yours if we don’t re-elect the

Give some credit to Jerry Bance for improving the quality of Conservative public discourse

ILLUSTRATIONS: Is it time to give Jerry Bance a break? After all, he’s raised the tone of Conservative discourse in Toronto, and raised our national profile abroad. (Image

Why libraries – and library users – need their librarians and other library workers to be union members

Doug Ford? Doug Ford? Who is Doug Ford again?  I think he’s Rob Ford’s brother? OK. Who is Rob Ford? Mr. Ford, in case you’ve forgotten already, was the former Toronto

There’s no better time than right now for non-union employees of the City of St. Albert to look for union protection

ST. ALBERT, Alberta If you’re a front-line administrative or library worker employed by the City of St. Albert, you should be thinking seriously about joining a union. Now. Here’s

Russia must be stopped! And Peter Goldring’s just the man to do it! We’ll fight to the last Frenchman and German!

Whenever you think it’s safe to start ridiculing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford again, Peter Goldring opens his mouth, proving that this province remains Canada’s Home Sweet Alabamberta of

Alberta Tory MLA arrested in U.S. prostitution sting? Not a problem, apparently…

Say what you like about the many flaws of former Alberta premier Alison Redford, she never would have let Mike Allen back into the Progressive Conservative caucus, not

Happy Canada Day from the prime minister of Canada and the premier of Alberta, channeled by Perfesser Dave

Happy Canada Day! Perfesser Dave, here, the political predictions guy, speaking on behalf of my friends Stephen Harper and David Hancock, who weren’t available to talk to you last

Advice to progressives: Don’t airbrush Jim Flaherty’s record out of sympathy for his family

Decent people naturally feel sympathy with the loved ones of any person taken unexpectedly from life, as just-retired federal Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was last week. We are

Flights of fancy: 11 days to the Ides of March and the knives are already out for premier

OTTAWA What goes up must come down, we used to say, and that adage appears to include both Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s in-flight fancies aboard the government’s aircraft and