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Perfesser Dave explains the problems with separatists in the Canadian government

Perfesser Dave explains the problems with separatists in the Canadian government

by David J. Climenhaga

Some stories are just too complicated for ordinary bloggers to explain. That’s when we turn to the expert knowledge offered by Perfesser Dave, the Answer Guy. Perfesser Dave knows practically everything there is to know about politics, economics and labour relations in Canada. In fact, if he were any smarter, he’d have to be hired by the Calgary School! You know, like Ted Morton, Tom Flanagan and Stephen Harper! If you have questions, don’t ask me! Ask Perfesser Dave! Continue Reading

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Reader says anti-immigration posters in Forest Lawn a complex issue

Reader says anti-immigration posters in Forest Lawn a complex issue

Dear Editor;

I just finished live interview for OMNI TV for the reasons of these kinds of behaviours to emerge. The most obvious reason is we [immigrants] are highly populated in the Forest Lawn. Continue Reading

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That secular school for Morinville? It’s still not a done deal!

That secular school for Morinville? It’s still not a done deal!

by David J. Climenhaga

Remember the deal struck back in June that was supposed to make the roiling issue of the complete lack of secular public education in the Edmonton-area town of Morinville go away this September, or at least simmer down until the provincial Conservatives could get another successful election out of the way? Continue Reading

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Polygamy trial is actually about child molestation

Polygamy trial is actually about child molestation

Troy Media – by Stacey A. Lundgren

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs contends that recent court battles are over the right to engage in multiple marriages, but in fact they are actually about child molestation. Continue Reading

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If Stephen Duckett wasn’t fired, why was he paid out in full?

If Stephen Duckett wasn’t fired, why was he paid out in full?

by David J. Climenhaga

How do Stephen Duckett, Alberta Health Services and the government of Alberta get to have it both ways at once? Continue Reading

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A half dozen harsh truths about Alberta politics in the summer of 2011

A half dozen harsh truths about Alberta politics in the summer of 2011

by David J. Climenhaga

Now that the air is clouded with spin, let’s review the results of the Environics poll published by a couple of Alberta newspapers last week. Continue Reading

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A long time coming: Supreme Court kicks Big Tobacco in cojones

A long time coming: Supreme Court kicks Big Tobacco in cojones

By Markham Hislop, editor

It was 1977. Every day I rode to and from work in a van. My co-workers included a withered old Englishman who fired up a roll your own with the stinkiest Imperial Tobacco – inside the van, with the windows closed. Continue Reading

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There’s no danger of Murdoch style press scandals in Canada! Really! Got that? Now go back to sleep

There’s no danger of Murdoch style press scandals in Canada! Really! Got that? Now go back to sleep

by David J. Climenhaga

The Canadian Press says Canada can’t have a Rupert Murdoch-style phone hacking Gotcha! moment because Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s hostility toward journalists “immunizes him against any suggestion that a similar scandal could happen in Canada.”

Oh, please! Continue Reading

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U.S. dreaming its way to ruin

U.S. dreaming its way to ruin

Troy Media – by Catherine Ford

America’s greatest trait turns out to be that country’s greatest threat: the overweening optimism that all things are possible to all people. Continue Reading

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Never mind the cookie … AHS and Stephen Duckett parted by mutual agreement

Never mind the cookie … AHS and Stephen Duckett parted by mutual agreement

by David J. Climenhaga

This just in: Stephen Duckett wasn’t fired for the Notorious Cookie Incident ™. It was just, you know … irreconcilable differences? Continue Reading

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