Older woman behind a water mark that says silence.

The Danger of Silence & the Struggle to Control the Narrative: Why we need smart conversations about ugly things

Don’t platform bigots, racists, conspiracy theorists, etc. We hear it often. The rationale? Free speech doesn’t mean you’re free from consequences. The attention spreads hateful and false information. These statements are true to a point, but I don’t think we’re doing ourselves any favours. I’d go so far as to argue that the silence is […]

Alberta's Jason Kenney - King of Cuts

Jason Kenney & Alberta’s Throne: What the Ghost of Conservatives Past Can Teach Us About the Future

“’When our new administration took over a year and a half ago… we saw uncontrolled spending,” claimed Alberta Premier Ralph Klein in June 1994. In fact, writes Kevin Taft, Alberta had the tightest controls on spending in Canada during the very period when the Klein government has claimed costs were soaring out of control. We […]

Alberta and the Great Depression

Alberta’s Economic Recovery: The UCP Want to Celebrate Like It’s 1937 and That Should Scare You

UCP MLA Tracy Allard proudly defended her party’s COVID-19 recovery plan. In Hansard, dated August 27th, 2020, she is documented as saying, “During the Great Depression, North American governments stimulated the economy by investing in jobs and capital projects. This helped to get the economy back on track back then, and it will help us […]