A decent man’s daughter takes the helm in Alberta

Grant Notley bequeathed to his young daughter the idea of standing and fighting for a coherent set of beliefs

A decent man’s daughter takes the helm in AlbertaOn an October day three decades ago, I watched aboard a plane taxiing for takeoff at Edmonton’s Municipal Airport as the body of then NDP leader Grant Notley was off-loaded from another aircraft. In the wildest of dreams, I could not have imagined a day when Notley’s daughter Rachel would bury the most dominant dynasty…

Supreme Court strikes balance between religious and non-religious beliefs

The State cannot privilege either religious or non-religious beliefs to the detriment of the other

Supreme Court strikes balance between religious and non-religious beliefsBefore the Supreme Court’s recent Saguenay decision becomes shorthand for assaults on religious freedom in Canada, the point needs making that it is a thoughtful, fair-minded, and overall welcome ruling. As with any judgment that must walk the fraught line between faith and politics, there are some findings that should properly raise warning flags. But,…

Not even the Supreme Court is above the law

Magna Carta's 800th anniversary reminds us to kneel to no one

One of the most meaningful, hopeful, and typically unreported speeches on Parliament Hill in recent years came from Calgary's own Pierre Poilievre. Poilievre, of course, has represented a suburban Ottawa riding for a decade, but he is Calgary born and bred. He is an intellectual apprentice of the Calgary School made famous – infamous? –…
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