Metro column: Focusing on the individual, not the party

I’m not a big fan of party politics. I could care less which party is in charge. I care more about who the people in government are and what kinds of decisions they make. [Note: This last sentence was cut from the printed version, but I thought it was important so I added it back…

Metro column: Wrap your head around this equation

If a day is an eternity in politics then the past week at the Alberta legislature requires a quantum physics degree to wrap your head around. First Dave Taylor gives the Alberta Party their first MLA, then the premier announces he’ll step down, then the finance minister quits 24 hours later, and finally this week…

Metro column: Griffiths right man at right time?

It looks like Stelmach made the decision for us. There’s no need for an election to make it happen. There will be a new premier by next year. And in the wake of Premier Stelmach’s resignation the long list of potential replacements is starting to pile up. Ted Morton has to be the front-runner at…