The pollster who got it wrong

Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Politics | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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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A reporter-turned-politician sues Canada’s largest newspaper publisher

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Justice, Newspapers and Magazines, Politics | 0 comments

Television war correspondent Arthur Kent earned the nickname “Scud Stud” when he reported about Iraqi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf war of 1991. He received a less flattering designation when he ran for provincial politics in Alberta.

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