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We need empirical evidence to evaluate the long gun registry?

In 1994, when Liberal Justice Minister Allan Rock introduced legislation for the long gun registry, I sat a few feet from him in the House of Commons, serving as a member of the Reform Party caucus.

The future of our community is in your hands on Oct. 18

I was very pleasantly surprised at the All Candidates Forum, Oct. 5. It was standing room only; in fact, so was the overflow room. For the most part, the candidates were well spoken and interesting (in my opinion the best ever).

This is a great time to be a political junkie in North America

Alberta residents are preparing to vote in the municipal election. Understandably though, municipal issues are seldom ones that tug at the heartstrings or appeal to our more abstract interests and beliefs.

Candidates should provide a well thought out action plan

Some of the candidates have read my column. Some liked what I had to say, others did not. From what I understand those that did not, thought I was targeting them and was also biased toward the incumbents.

Campaign Management 101: Finding the perfect candidate is easier than you think

Okay, let’s get one thing out of the way right now. My name is Nathan Anderson. I am not the Nathan Anderson running for mayor in Crossfield. I’m not even related to that Nathan Anderson. He is a hard working, no-nonsense kind of guy.

Campaign Management 101: Finding the perfect candidate is easier than you think

Okay, let’s get one thing out of the way right now. My name is Nathan Anderson. I am not the Nathan Anderson running for mayor in Crossfield. I’m not even related to that Nathan Anderson. He is a hard working, no-nonsense kind of guy.

Some candidates need to spend more time learning the facts

In last week’s City View I asked candidates to do their homework for the purpose of understanding the powers and authority involved in an elected position such as mayor or alderman.

Faith Matters: You are loved… really!

Have you ever had someone say to you, “I’ll love you if…” or “If you will do this and this, then I’ll love you?” Sometimes the sentiment doesn’t come in words, but it’s not hard to get the message.

The municipal election is not a popularity contest

This is an article that I have wanted to write for some time but was unable to do so because I worked for the City of Airdrie and saw it as a conflict of interest. Now that I have retired from that position, I can say my piece.

Canada: The world's most ethical oil

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Fort McMurray’s oilsands with my Wildrose Caucus colleagues. It was truly an amazing site to behold.