Leader of the NDP Rachel Notley, left, and Leader of the United Conservative Party Danielle Smith shake hands before a debate in Edmonton on Thursday May 18, 2023. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press.

Alberta is now a two-party province

Alberta is becoming more like the rest of Canada and even losing its distinctiveness. Rather than between the province and the rest of the country, Alberta’s importance differences are now internal and split between urban and rural.

People from the Blacks Lives Matter movement march during the Pride parade in Toronto, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press.

You don't have to be a conservative to be anti-woke

Woke thinking compartmentalizes groups according to their identity rather than class oppression. Wokism breaks this connection by moving us into tribes disconnected from each other. This undermines classical liberal thinking and even the leftist emphasis on class solidarity.

Volunteers pack boxes of donations destined to Ukraine at the St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Montreal, Thursday, March 3, 2022. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press.

There's no getting around politics

Not everything is political—in fact, in our frustration at what feels like a broken system, we too often stick politics where it doesn’t belong. But non-political social and community activities form the backdrop for our politics and are essential to solving society’s problems.