Category Archives: Politics

Rachel Notley’s Big, Dry Tent

Rachel Notley has almost nothing in common with Lyndon Johnson.  But in developing her climate change strategy the Alberta Premier followed the practical political advice of the Texan who was US President in the 1960s. Talking about the fearsome J. Edgar Hoover, Johnson pithily observed: “Better to have him inside...
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Say It Ain’t So, Joe! The Unborn Child that Upended the Budget Message

There is no single project in a government’s year more important than a budget. Economists and policy-makers slave for months to craft the tax and spend measures, constantly adjusting for the unexpected—see this year’s plunging oil price.   Political operatives burn the midnight oil, sweating and massaging the details of...
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