National Newswatch

Pierre Poilievre’s latest video diatribe goes off the rails

Jun 16 2023 — Gary Mason — Federal Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre is considered a master communicator by many. And there is little question his rhetoric and attendant messages have a piercing effect, strongly resonating with many Canadians. He’s become particularly adept at packaging thoughts around a particular theme in short videos that are perfect for our social media age. The […]

Alberta’s own Tea Party movement is a deeply troubling development

May 12 2023 — Gary Mason — More than a decade ago, American conservative politics were fundamentally altered thanks to a small but effective group of activists who didn’t see their values represented in the Republican party. They were an eclectic mix of libertarians, right-wing populists and Christian fundamentalists who believed in the power of God, lower taxes and smaller government. They […]

Can Alberta take four more years of Danielle Smith?

May 2 2023 — Gary Mason — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith spent her first day on the campaign trail Monday answering the most important question she faces ahead of the May 29 provincial election: what is the public to make of her volatile governing style? In the seven short months she’s been in charge, Ms. Smith has leapt from one hot mess […]

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have entitlement problems. Big ones

Feb 21 2023 — Gary Mason — There is an old saying in politics that governments defeat themselves. They are often brought down by arrogance, carelessness and the lack of a meaningful agenda. Voters resent governments that begin taking their power for granted. We may be seeing this now with the federal Liberals in their almost allergic reaction to accountability. The lack […]

Albertans are being played for fools – by their own government

Dec 1 2022 — Gary Mason — Now it is clear. The Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act was a Trojan horse, one carrying a frightening plan to give the provincial government unbridled powers that strike at the heart of our democratic ideals. It seems like something conjured up by those running the worst kind of banana republic. It shouldn’t take […]

Justin Trudeau’s reality: Much of the country dislikes him

Aug 9 2022 — Gary Mason — Will Justin Trudeau know when it’s time to go? Surely, this is something occupying at least some of his energy during his much-discussed vacation to Costa Rica. Will he return reinvigorated, primed for a fall battle against the presumptive new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Pierre Poilievre? Or will he begin laying the […]

A dangerous rage is sweeping the land

Aug 4 2022 — Gary Mason — This country appears to have gone mad – a portion of it, at least. And I don’t mean that these people are no longer in control of their faculties. I mean literally consumed by anger. And much of it seems directed at our public figures, particularly politicians, and more specifically Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Late […]

Jason Kenney is far from a dead Premier walking

Nov 25 2021 — Gary Mason — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has a new bounce in his step. It was evident in the way he strutted into the legislature this week, and in the effusive manner in which he now posts on social media. His Twitter feed is a steady drip of optimistic updates and declarations that “Alberta is back,” followed by […]

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