Some Perspective on Federal Government Actions on Alberta Energy Issues

There is lots of frustration and anger in Alberta these days.  Perceptions are hardening, fasts are used and abused selectively, beliefs depend on where you stand and are personally impacted on an issue, or what political partisan ideology you identify with. In the various Alberta-based sources of rhetorical flourishes we often hear that "Ottawa Liberals … Continue reading Some Perspective on Federal Government Actions on Alberta Energy Issues

Bias Shapes Our Political Thinking

As we all get deeper and deeper in the echo chambers in our social media networks we harden our beliefs on Faith or Science.  This is especially true around climate change.  Dr. Marshall Shepherd emphasizes this when he say people ask if you "believe" in climate change as if the science around it was a … Continue reading Bias Shapes Our Political Thinking

Alberta Leads on Carbon Reduction Innovations

  There is a lot of demonizing Alberta these days.  It used to be that Fort McMurray took all the heat for this ignorance.  I recall lots of bad-mouthing media back in the day, the worst of which had a headline to the effect "The Town That Destroyed the Planet." Well Alberta is actually a … Continue reading Alberta Leads on Carbon Reduction Innovations

Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Calling on all Settler Canadians.  Pour a drink...you may need a stiff one, and settle in (sic).  Give yourself a gift and take about 10 minutes to watch THE BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE portion of this CBC documentary.  You find it enlightening, caring and compelling. It is as much about Buffy Sainte-Marie as it is … Continue reading Buffy Sainte-Marie