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Category Archives: Politics
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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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
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
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
Posted in Politics Tagged elections, federal election, politics 1 Comment
Early Election Call May Define NDP Fortunes
A fair bit has been written over the last week, analyzing why the federal Conservatives called the election so early. The issue arises because by law we now have fixed election dates in Canada, but the law allows the government … Continue reading
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Even Good Ideology Makes For Bad Government
I’ve been involved in politics for a long time, so I suppose it’s only natural that a number of my friends and colleagues are asking me what the new Alberta government is likely to do in so many areas. The … Continue reading
Posted in Politics Tagged Ideology, NDP, politics 3 Comments
If You Build It, They Will Come*
*With apologies to W. P. Kinsella (for ‘borrowing’ and misquoting “If you build it, he will come”) I’ve now heard or read a dozen plus politicians, former politicians, wannabe politicians, commentators and politically savvy folks of all stripes, note that the … Continue reading
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An NDP Majority Would Be A Problem, Because An NDP Majority Would Be A Problem
So there is one week to go in the 2015 election and if you’re reading this you’ll realize that my resolve not to blog during the 2015 election wasn’t as firm as I thought it was. Let’s start by setting … Continue reading
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