Politics

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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Talking to CBC Radio about Rogues and Rebels

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in Books, Brian's Blog, Politics, Radio | 0 comments

Chris dela Torre, host of CBC Radio One’s Daybreak Alberta, gave me the opportunity this morning to tell listeners across the province about my new book, Rogues and Rebels: Unforgettable Characters from Canada’s West.

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A new dawn for Alberta: Rachel Notley

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Politics | 0 comments

Rachel Notley did the unthinkable. She toppled a 44-year-old political dynasty and brought a social democratic party to power for the first time in Alberta’s 110-year-old history.

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Pre-election polling

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in Brian's Blog, Politics | 0 comments

Do you respond to phone calls from political pollsters or do you hang up? Take my survey so we can see how valid these polls really are.

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