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“Butter before oil”: A look at the historic 2015 Alberta election
“History knows all sorts of metamorphoses” – V.I. Lenin The 2015 provincial election in Alberta was truly historic. Not only have the people of Alberta elected the first NDP government in the history of the province, but also the 44-year reign of the provincial Progressive Conservatives has – finally – come to an end. This […]
Crisis brewing in the oil patch: Alberta workers under attack
The rapid crash in the global price of oil has thrown the Alberta economy into crisis mode. After years of record revenue, which partially allowed the Alberta ruling class to paper over the growing gulf between the oil bosses and the working class, the Alberta government has just brought in the most austere government budget […]