May 2009

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May 2009 Cover

Martha and Henry Retire

As the province rebrands in the Stelmach era, we bid farewell to Ralph Klein’s fictitious, “severely normal” Alberta couple.

Published in Vol 12, No 4, May 2009, pgs 26-29


Why I Left Politics

Ostracized. Ignored. Irrelevant. Accused of being an “enemy of the state.” Welcome to life as an opposition MLA in Alberta.

Published in Vol 12, No 4, May 2009, pgs 30-37


Mythologized & Misunderstood

The real Alberta is infinitely more complex, nuanced and absurd than outsiders—or even Albertans—fathom.

Published in Vol 12, No 4, May 2009, pgs 38-42


Mr. Tree

“One question gnaws at me as my Opapa recalls his happy childhood in Germany: How much did you know?” The second in a special three-part feature.

Published in Vol 12, No 4, May 2009, pgs 43-47