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Deciding Who To Vote For? It’s Easy, Just Focus On What Matters….
Ever wondered how people decide to vote for candidates like Donald Trump? It’s not that complicated…… Continue reading
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Why Online Mobs Supress Discussion About Violence Against Women
So a political cartoon was published last week and there was quite a reaction. By various turns it was judged by many to be offensive, grotesque, insensitive, and so on. Cringe-worthy. Truly objectionable. The artist’s head was called for. … Continue reading
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Remember When the Truth Used to Matter?
In a strange way his lies work better than the truth. As Trump’s opponents fixate on the lies, and debate why anyone believes him or why the lie isn’t the story, they ignore completely the tactical reason for the lie. Continue reading
Posted in Character, Donald Trump, Politics Tagged politics, Trump, Truth 3 Comments
Tearing Democracy Down, One Brick At A Time
I’ve taken a step back, or more accurately multiple steps back, from politics over the last couple of years. I didn’t get tired of politics and I still believe that politics is important. I just got tired of the lying; … Continue reading
Posted in Character, Politics, Uncategorized Tagged elections, leadership, politics, polls 6 Comments
What Matters Now? (My Third Open Letter To My Teenage Sons)
When poker professionals head into the second last day of a major tournament they are keenly aware that they can’t win the tournament that day, but they can lose it. Most amateurs understand that to mean that they need to … Continue reading
Posted in Character, parenting, Personal Development Tagged Achievement, happiness, parenting, success, teenagers 4 Comments
Is It Time To Talk Seriously About Whether To Unite The Right?
The last couple of years have not been kind to Alberta. Natural gas prices have remained low for 8 years now on a sustained basis. Oil prices followed suit and started to collapse in June of 2014, after averaging roughly … Continue reading
Posted in Character, Politics Tagged leadership, politics, polls 4 Comments
Will the Next Leader, Be a Leader?
Would you like to lead the Conservative Party of Canada? There is a vacancy. Prime Minister Steven Harper stepped down as leader following the 2015 federal election. The race to replace him is now underway. If you’re actually interested, you’ll … Continue reading
It Is What It Is
It’s no secret that being a lawyer is demanding. A lot of what we have to do in a day is inherently stressful. It may involve conflict. The stakes are often high and invariably important to our clients. We are … Continue reading
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We Better Get Used To Prime Minister Trudeau
In the political machinations business it’s commonly accepted wisdom that the ‘ballot box question’ is the single biggest factor in determining the outcome of the election. The ballot box question, to make sure we’re all on the same page, is … Continue reading
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Is Having A Baby Really Supposed To Be Fun?
Labour, objectively speaking, is a messy business. But it is also funny – because everything in life is funny, if that’s how you approach each day. My wife Susan and I have two wonderful boys: Andrew, just turned 16, and … Continue reading
Posted in Humour Tagged Humour, Labour, LifeStories 2 Comments