With pandemic travel scandal, Kenney faces conservative kryptonite: elitism

(Monty Kruger/CBC) Originally published Jan. 5, 2021 at CBC Calgary. How long do Albertans remember a scandal? It sort of depends. How long do Albertans remember missing out on their mom's funeral?  In the midst of a pandemic that has forced governments around the world to initiate sweeping invasions into the personal and professional lives … Continue reading With pandemic travel scandal, Kenney faces conservative kryptonite: elitism

Personal responsibility, government inaction and Alberta’s COVID response

This article was originally published on Nov. 24, 2020 at CBC Calgary. When COVID-19 first appeared and spread across the globe, people and governments reacted with alarm. Action was swift.  In Alberta, businesses shuttered as the government imposed restrictions, some for good. People mostly stayed inside. Premier Jason Kenney said it was a generational challenge … Continue reading Personal responsibility, government inaction and Alberta’s COVID response

‘Left with fines, charges and shame’: Calgary political insider alleges voter fraud in UCP leadership campaign

Originally published March 27, 2019. Alberta's election commissioner has ruled that Hardyal Mann made irregular political contributions, and the Calgary political operative alleges the existence of a plan to commit voter fraud in order to secure the election of Jason Kenney as United Conservative Party leader — a controversy that's erupting in the midst of … Continue reading ‘Left with fines, charges and shame’: Calgary political insider alleges voter fraud in UCP leadership campaign

Alberta MLA Sandra Jansen latest in long string of female politicians to face abuse

  Alberta MLA Sandra Jansen isn't the first female politician to look at a screen and see words like "bitch" and "bimbo" and "dumb broad" staring back at her. Jansen, who recently crossed the floor from her longtime home in the Progressive Conservative party to the ruling NDP, stood up in the Alberta legislature Tuesday and … Continue reading Alberta MLA Sandra Jansen latest in long string of female politicians to face abuse

Jason Kenney sidesteps war of words on rumoured PC leadership bid

Jason Kenney, the Conservative MP who has upended right-wing politics in Alberta with the suggestion he's considering a run for the leadership of the PC Party, isn't getting drawn into a war of words on his ambitions. Some party members are none too pleased at the prospect of Kenney as their leader, particularly since the former federal cabinet minister has … Continue reading Jason Kenney sidesteps war of words on rumoured PC leadership bid