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Less Redford bashing, more about future plans

So finally, the Progressive Conservative leadership contest has caught my attention — for a couple of reasons.

One is Thomas Lukaszuk’s suggestion last week that Alison Redford should consider resigning her seat as MLA for Calgary-Elbow. READ

Buying an end to poverty

A conference of academics held over a five-day long weekend, when more people are watching rain clouds than news reports, is hardly a time to make a splash of chatter among Canadians. READ

The circle of politics

In Alberta, they say if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it’ll change. READ

Is natural impulse to save a life a crime?

Squirrels can be the worst. They play a deadly game of chicken with drivers, seemingly timing a desperate dash across the street just as you are about to pass them. READ

Profitable pot revolution

When actors Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper hit the road on their choppers in the counterculture film Easy Rider, they cruised onto the big screen at the heart of the rise of recreational drug use, with marijuana at its epicentre. READ

Canadian workers first

Almost 30 years at her job apparently wasn’t enough to prevent Sandy Nelson from being replaced by the Harper government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. READ

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