2010 Year-End Blog Review

On this exact day (January 3) of last year I wanted to take a look back at the previous year as viewed through the eyes of my blog. At the time I said 2009 “was a good year for me personally and I think this blog shows some of the highlights that come to my…

Comparing Budget 2010 to Budget 2009

Did you know you can download the ministerial business plans from Alberta.ca? With today’s Budget announcement and everything available at budget2010.alberta.ca, I thought, “I wonder if budget2009.alberta.ca looks anything alike?” Well it turns out not only do the sites look and function the same, they have much the same information. Meaning it is VERY easy…

Manning Centre’s Conference on Alberta’s Future

When I first heard about the Manning Centre’s Conference on Alberta’s Future, as someone who values ANY conversation about a better path forward, I eagerly signed up. No conversation is bad conversation. I then spent the next month being extremely excited about the prospect of the discussions this – no doubt – smart group of…

How not to administer a vaccine program

Markham Hislop has a great op-ed piece on his South East Calgary News site right now. He presents his case for why the Alberta Government does not deserve the criticism they are being shellacked with right now over their handling of the H1N1 vaccination program. If there is one thing I hate it is people…