Sovereignty, not Separatism

Decades after the last resurgence of Western Canadian separatism, the movement is once again gaining strength. Be it former conservative politicians wading into the debate or a lingering feeling of separatism from everyday Albertans, separatist sentiments have reappeared in the political landscape. With their goal of changing the structure of Canada, these movements and their supporters present a significant challenge in Western Canada, and in particular, Alberta. Separatist movements introduce considerable uncertainty and hurt the competitiveness of the Continue reading Sovereignty, not Separatism

What the Alberta 2019 Budget Means for You

It will take years to fully understand the impact of this budget. The UCP Government is hopeful that the changes will lead to economic growth and overall prosperity. The NDP response focuses on how the government’s cuts will lead to increased capital project waits, particularly for post-secondary students. Because the effects of any changes on the entire Albertan economy will take years to materialize, only time will tell who is right. Continue reading What the Alberta 2019 Budget Means for You

Free Speech, Society, and University

The constant struggles over free speech, sometimes erupting into revolutions in the past, also shows us a deeper conflict between individual and societal focuses that demonstrate why this issue is hotly contested. In this setting, the impact of societal attitudes on the individual can shine through and lead to more civil discourse by addressing the source of the problem rather than its symptoms. Continue reading Free Speech, Society, and University