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
An alternative way to address conflict and crime that enables a community to facilitate a meaningful solution for the offences and the harm caused to the victims is referred to as restorative justice. Continue reading Restorative Justice in Canada
Albertans didn’t vote for the United Conservatives to put in a backdoor tax grab. Voters gave elected officials a clear mandate to help our fiscal situation without raising taxes. Continue reading What is the Alberta Budget Hiding?
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
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
A summary of the party platforms for the 2019 Canadian Federal Election. Continue reading Federal Election 2019: Where the Parties Stand
While the impact of our votes in Alberta is unlikely to have a large impact on a federal election that is usually decided before hitting the Ontario-Manitoba border, with the notable exception of a few downtown Edmonton ridings, it’s worth understanding the significance of minority governments. Continue reading What if No One Wins?
At the end of the day, though, we have to remember that we are Canadians first, and no matter the political differences, everybody’s opinions are out of respect for what they think is best for Canadian society. Continue reading The Federal Elections: A Rundown
The Minister said, “Post-secondary institutions are home to some of our province’s brightest thinkers and problem-solvers. Together, we will determine the best ways to build the workforce of the future and support a stronger and growing economy.” Time will tell what that comes to mean for students. Continue reading A Visit From The Minister
After a long election campaign fraught with controversy, allegations of all kinds, and worried voters on all sides, the 2019 Alberta Provincial Election has come to a close with an elected United Conservative Party majority government, led by Jason Kenney. Continue reading Alberta Back In Blue