Wexit is dumb but ROC must take Alberta’s angst seriously

It’s imperative that the federal government take the economic woes and resentment felt by the West very seriously. Here's what can be done

Wexit is dumb but ROC must take Alberta’s angst seriouslyMonday’s federal election has ignited widespread fury in Alberta. Some Albertans are even talking of reviving the separatist movement, which is as dumb as a bag of hammers. We should remember that almost 31 per cent of Albertans who voted chose parties other than the Conservatives, who are on the wrong side of history when…

How the leading parties will confront global warming

The Greens offer the most comprehensive plan. But it, like all the other platforms, is significantly shortly on details about costs

How the leading parties will confront global warmingDuring this federal election campaign, my youngest grandchild turned three months old and I had my 79th birthday. What can I hope for our futures? I cast my first vote for John Diefenbaker’s Progressive Conservatives before most of today’s voters were born and steadily migrated through the ideological spectrum. I worked in Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal…

Houston, we have a problem

While scientists are cautious about attributing any particular weather event to global warming, the trend is ominous, particularly as sea levels rise

Houston, we have a problemIt would be callous to respond unsympathetically to the Houston and area hurricane and flood, and the consequences: death, general privation, lack of drinking water and electricity, properties and personal items destroyed. But a clear perspective on the circumstances is needed. It’s been claimed that the magnitude of the tragedy was unpredictable, but surely everyone…