Coalition talk is distracting

As we all know by now, a federal election campaign is currently under way. So far this campaign has been dominated by talk of “coalitions,” that scary sounding word and frightening political circumstance that, ever since 2008, has haunted the nightmares of every Canadian. Or not. It isn’t clear that the public has unified feelings… Continue reading Coalition talk is distracting

The right kind of fiscal conservatism

In politics, especially in Alberta, the term ‘fiscal conservative’ is often bandied about, almost always with positive connotations. To be fiscally conservative is, it seems, a good thing — something one should want to be. But should we want to be fiscal conservatives? The answer to this question depends on what ‘fiscal conservative’ means. Its… Continue reading The right kind of fiscal conservatism