Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Is Political Clamoring Helpful or Harmful?

Caught between a rock and a hard place. This best sums up the position that the UCP government recently found itself in as it announced new, stricter lockdown measures for Christmas across the province of Alberta. The government is attempting to “bend” the rising curve of COVID-19 infections. The premier and his most trusted ministers…… Continue reading Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Is Political Clamoring Helpful or Harmful?

The lights are on, but is anybody home? Canada’s Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

Many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers such as: Tesla, Uber, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Volvo, BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Nissan, GM, and Ford along with some other less-common brands are working on and planning to release driverless cars or driverless systems in the near future. It is projected that the autonomous vehicle market in the US…… Continue reading The lights are on, but is anybody home? Canada’s Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

Layers, Levels, and Legislation

Elections, Elections, and more Elections. As a citizen it sometimes can become overwhelming keeping track of all the different elections, especially when several occur within short periods of time. In fact, some may even lose interest altogether in exercising their democratic right.  Between March 1, 2012 and May 31, 2012 a provincial general election will…… Continue reading Layers, Levels, and Legislation

Vicarious Experiences and Words of Wisdom

In a letter dated November 3, 2011, the new Premier of Alberta outlined her and the Alberta government’s mandate along with their expectations for the new Minister of Municipal Affairs, Doug Griffiths:  “… Innovative approaches will be needed to deliver results for Albertans. This has been started through a reorganization of government to better align…… Continue reading Vicarious Experiences and Words of Wisdom

Everything according to plan … but whose plan? The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (2009)

On April 27, 2009 at 2:50 p.m. The Honourable Dr. Ted Morton, Minister of Sustainable Resource Development stood up in the Alberta Legislature and introduced what would become a very controversial piece of legislation. Bill 36 would become the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (2009) that would cause alliances to change and pit Albertans against each…… Continue reading Everything according to plan … but whose plan? The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (2009)