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Today in Wild Rose Country: Wild.

We always liked Alberta’s Wildrose Party. Conservative, cheeky, independent, smart (well, a couple of real duds, but hey, look at the Libs or NDP anywhere in Canada which is replete with them). So it is a little sad that they seem to be melting into the Progressive (ugh) Conservative pot.

Alberta PCs meet as Wildrose’s fate hangs in the balance: Danielle Smith reportedly pushing for a cabinet seat

EDMONTON – One by one, cryptic and secretive Progressive Conservative MLAs filed into Edmonton’s Government House Wednesday for a meeting that could profoundly change Alberta’s political culture for a generation.

Heads down as they moved through a horde of frozen reporters, every Progressive Conservative sang from the same songbook, declining to comment on the rumoured collapse of Alberta’s official opposition Wildrose and the unprecedented consolidation of power in an almighty Tory juggernaut. …

Who really knows what will happen? There are several fun possibilities here: (1) Wilrose becomes even stronger with a new leader, and laughs all the way to the win in the next election. (2) Danielle Smith wins the hearts of the PCs and leads an eventual takeover, then wins. (3) Wildrose dies this week. (4) Something far less exciting.

Continue Reading | Thursday December 18, 2014 at 7:55 am 0

Alberta and Saskatchewan the new cool spots for young workers

Alberta has long been a hotspot for jobs, but It wasn’t that long ago that Saskatchewan was a place most people left – to find work – rather than a place people move to from all over Canada and the world to get good jobs. Things sure have changed there.

Alberta and Saskatchewan offer more opportunity for young Canadians than Ontario and Quebec

CALGARY—Alberta and Saskatchewan offer the most opportunity for young Canadians while Ontario and Quebec mimic the economic malaise of Atlantic Canada, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Western Canada is the land of opportunity while Ontario and Quebec, the two most populous provinces, now resemble Atlantic Canada with its gloomy economic outlook and relatively poor prospects for young people,” said Mark Milke, study author and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute.

The study, Go West, Young Adults: The 10-Year Western Boom in Investment, Jobs and Incomes, compares all 10 provinces based on several economic indicators including employment rates, income levels, private sector investment and population patterns to determine the levels of opportunity (including employment and the prospects for at least a middle-class income) for young adults. …

Now if that “man-made global warming” ever kicks in, the climate will be nicer there too!

Meanwhile… here’s how liberals think (and fail):

Ontario, Quebec to craft united stand on Energy East pipeline project

Maybe Alberta and Saskatchewan should ban cars made in Ontario and planes made in Quebec, you know, on account of the pollution and greenhouse gasses they emit in amounts multitudes higher than any oil and gas drilling.

Continue Reading | Friday November 21, 2014 at 9:20 am 0