It used to be very clear that Alberta had a spending problem and not a revenue problem. However, since the 2014 oil crash, the world and Alberta have forever changed. Historically, oil ‘busts’ were the result of a downturn in some key economy that reduced the demand for oil & gas products. Today we have the worlds first notable price downturn caused by over production of oil, with no end in site. This over production was started intentionally by Saudi…
Much has been said about the Trump administrations lack of a coherent foreign policy plan. He seems to have changed to tone to an us vs them winner takes all approach without considering even the near term negative consequences of such an approach. Even if that is correct, Trump definitely got something right on US Foreign Policy: US citizens stopped buying in the notional that the US should be the ‘Global Global Good Guy’. Somewhere in the George Bush, Bill…
In this short video Grant Thomson explains how Alberta Provincial politicians can work collaboratively. He uses UCP Leela Aheers private members bill 206 as an example of the NDP and UCP (conservatives) working together to modernize adoption rules.
The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from Alberta to the BC coast has been stalled for the last 6 months. Today Rachel Notley received a standing ovation at a talk in BC in which she explained the economic and environmental argument for the pipeline.
Alberta announces another $1.4 billion in spending at a time when the Province is billions of dollars in debt.
A brief panel discussion about the legal (and therefore political) implications of data collection in cars.
Bill Clinton appealed to both working class whites AND the educated elites. Working class whites, don’t mind billionaires but they hate ‘bossy professionals’ and they just could not vote for Hillary.
Trump Changes to Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards Will Have Little Effect On Automobile Manufactures. This is because Trump is only planning to eliminate changes AFTER the year 2022 and also because nearly all manufacturers are building cars for the global market which will still have increasingly tough regulations. One example of this is the 2019 Jeep Renegade which is expected to meet the 2025 standard (that Trump is eliminating) because it will be sold in many markets worldwide.