The Alberta NDP's lack of a coherent economic message and its decision to announce a corporate tax hike mid-campaign cost it key votes in Calgary — and the election. Can the party learn from its mistakes and close the deal next time? asks columnist Max Fawcett.
There's not much hope for Alberta to fix its broken generational system this election, write Paul Kershaw and Andrea Long of Generation Squeeze, but the next government could start by naming a minister responsible for intergenerational fairness.
Some Albertans may consider higher provincial spending on medical care as a point of pride. Especially now when so many Canadians are concerned about gaps in our medical system. But the data show this spending isn’t worth bragging about because it does not buy better outcomes.
A new study from Generation Squeeze finds that both the UCP and the Alberta NDP commit to deliver just eight per cent of the concrete policy actions needed to support young families at the critical moment in their lives when they are planning for and having children.
The wildfires in Alberta are just the latest reminder of how omnipresent the climate crisis has become. So why hasn't the campaign focused more on climate issues — and what does that say about politics right now? asks columnist Max Fawcett.