Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is pro carbon tax

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is pro carbon taxHer claims to be the affordability superhero don't ring true Nowadays, with many Albertans struggling to fill their fuel tanks and grocery carts, NDP leader Rachel Notley is singing from the hymnbook of affordability. But her lyrics need a fact-check. The leader of the NDP can’t claim to be the affordability superhero while she’s hanging…

Those attacking Danielle Smith defending appalling Covid-19 policies

People who claim “to follow the science” have a habit of not following the science themselves

Those attacking Danielle Smith defending appalling Covid-19 policiesFollowing a question at her first press conference as Alberta premier, Danielle Smith expressed sympathies for unvaccinated Canadians who were persecuted by the COVID-19 regime. Smith mentioned that these Canadians “have been the most discriminated against group that I have witnessed in my lifetime.” It was an “extraordinary period” whose prejudicial practices she found “unacceptable.”…

Why didn’t the NDP side with the Freedom Convoy?

Its actions reveal a huge disconnect between the left and the working class

Why didn’t the NDP side with the Freedom Convoy?At one time, the coming together of workers to demand greater rights was seen as a positive thing by the left. Among those rights was the right to work, as reflected in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Dominion Labor Party, United Farmers of Alberta, Progressive, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), and the New…

Tone-deaf politicians ignore the realities of health care

Political expediency once again trumps the realities of fixing health care

Tone-deaf politicians ignore the realities of health careCanada’s health-care system continues to implode and fail Canadian patients at a catastrophic level. Systemic problems and staffing issues are overwhelming health care delivery, and people are dying from a lack of proper care. Daily news reports now relate the most egregious dysfunctions as patients sought help and instead found themselves in a chaotic system…

Singh threatens to pull the plug on Liberal-NDP coalition

The chickens are coming home to roost

Singh threatens to pull the plug on Liberal-NDP coalitionCould the Liberal-NDP agreement actually collapse if a proposed national dental plan for low-income Canadians isn’t implemented by year’s end? That’s what NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reportedly threatened to do. The national dental plan was one of the centrepieces of the three-year agreement when it was signed by Singh and Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

We lost our way. But Eleanor Roosevelt showed us the right route

We must see that her vision is the only way to create political stability, universal prosperity and peace

We lost our way. But Eleanor Roosevelt showed us the right routeOne of the things I love about being a public school teacher in Canada is that I can offer the highest quality of education possible to every one of my students, regardless of the socio-economic status of their families. Every child is a gift to the world and the well-being of humanity is hindered when…

Canada’s health-care system is irretrievably broken

Drastic changes are needed. Millions of Canadians on wait lists know that. Why don't politicians?

Canada’s health-care system is irretrievably brokenDrastic changes are needed if we are to repair the Canadian health-care system. Millions of Canadians waiting for medically-necessary surgeries and procedures already know that. It’s time for the rest of us to catch up and start advocating for change. At least five million Canadians are without a family doctor. More than one million Canadians…

Low voter turnout doesn’t negate Doug Ford’s huge victory

Simply put, NDP and Liberal supporters found nothing of value in their parties' platforms

Low voter turnout doesn’t negate Doug Ford’s huge victoryOntario Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives were triumphant in the June 2 election. That hasn’t stopped their critics and opponents from pouring cold water on this impressive victory for something not of their own making. The PCs won 40.82 per cent of the vote and 83 of the 124 contested seats. This was…

Why the NDP made a mistake aligning with the Liberals

Playing little brother to the Liberals is not necessarily a winning strategy

Why the NDP made a mistake aligning with the LiberalsIn March, the federal Liberal and New Democratic parties agreed to a deal that would keep Justin Trudeau as prime minister until 2025. In return for policies that would increase spending on dental and pharmaceutical care and continue to strangle the oil industry, the NDP promised not to support any non-confidence motions against the Liberals…
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