March 2009

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March 2009 Cover

“Our Worst-Run Election Ever”

Chaos. Patronage. Bias. What went wrong in March 2008—and how the government can restore public confidence in elections.

Published in Vol 12, No 2, March 2009, pgs 26-31


Mind Games

Think tanks claim to be objective, while barely concealing their ideology. We examine their influence on Alberta’s government.

Published in Vol 12, No 2, March 2009, pgs 32-36


Party of One

For 25 years, he ran the province as though he was the government. Exploring the influential but curiously unheralded life of Ernest Manning.

Published in Vol 12, No 2, March 2009, pgs 37-41


One Swell Foop

Lust-fuelled activism gone awry.

Published in Vol 12, No 2, March 2009, pgs 42-45