Politics

Remembering Tommy Banks, 1936–2018

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Brian's Blog, CBC, Celebrities, Music, Politics | Comments Off on Remembering Tommy Banks, 1936–2018

At age thirty-one, Tommy Banks was hosting a talk show on CBC television. I talked to him about the show when I interviewed him in 1973.

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The pollster who got it wrong

Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Politics | Comments Off on The pollster who got it wrong

Mainstreet Research predicted that political newcomer Bill Smith would defeat incumbent Naheed Nenshi in Calgary’s mayoralty race. The pollster ended up eating crow.

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Will a new BC government stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion from proceeding? Likely not.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Politics | Comments Off on Will a new BC government stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion from proceeding? Likely not.

Is the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project in jeopardy now that BC has a new government firmly opposed to it? The jury is out but the indications are that the project will still proceed, albeit at a slower rate than before.

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Updating Alberta’s Labour Relation Code

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Job losses, Labour relations, Politics | Comments Off on Updating Alberta’s Labour Relation Code

The Alberta government has retooled the province’s dated labour laws. The result isn’t perfect, but it’s a start.

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Trump as dealmaker-in-chief?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Politics | 0 comments

Donald Trump has been telling the world for almost 30 years that he’s a master when it comes to the art of the deal. The facts prove otherwise.

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Ezra Levant vs Rachel Notley

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Media, Politics | 0 comments

The Rachel Notley government imposes a ban on a conservative propaganda website and quickly lifts it when media commentators across Canada start crying foul.

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