Canada Needs its Oil and Natural Gas Industry More than Ever

May 12, 2020 admin 0

You don’t see news media reporting that Germany has declared Audi and BMW to be obsolete companies from yesteryear. Nor that Switzerland has come to regard its banking sector and watchmakers as sunset industries. There’s been no announcement that South Korea is shuttering Samsung. Nor that the Greeks are tearing Read More…

Alberta Needs a Minister of Independence Preparation

November 25, 2019 admin 1

As my contribution to Alberta’s centennial celebration 14 years ago, I penned an essay entitled, with a nod to Jonathan Swift, “A Modest Centennial Proposal: Let’s Get while the Getting’s Good”. Published in the Calgary Herald, it was my case for exiting this dysfunctional federation called Canada. While many Albertans voiced their Read More…

What a cringing embarrassment!

July 8, 2019 admin 0

What a cringing embarrassment! Kenney’s notion that Alberta shares anything, except our tax dollars, with Quebec is pure pandering lunacy. What does he think Legault is going to do in reaction to his “charm offensive”? Roll over and say “We’re sorry we’ve been taking your money and buying Algerian oil. Read More…

Our Movement

May 1, 2019 admin 5

And people suggest that our movement hasn’t had an effect on Alberta politics. Seriously?! In fact, the Alberta Independence movement has probably had a far more powerful consequence for our province, both immediate and long term, than even the election of a gutless “conservative” majority UCP did. Kenney will ride Read More…

Screwing the West to Pay the Rest

April 23, 2019 admin 2

By – F.L. Ted Morton April 3, 2018 Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada Daniel Béland , André Lecours , Gregory P. Marchildon , Haizhen Mou and M. Rose Olfert University of Toronto Press, 2017, pp. 114 Reviewed by F.L. Ted Morton I’ve been saying and writing negative things about Read More…

Temporary Alberta Patriots?

March 3, 2019 admin 2

Justin Trudeau came to power with the goal of shutting down Alberta’s fossil fuel industry. He has been very successful so far, killing off the Northern Gateway and Energy East pipelines and helping to delay the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. As a result, tens of thousands of Albertans Read More…