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Let's talk about Canadian politics. Not the spin, not the talking points, not the partisan bluster. Let's talk about the reality of this "democracy"

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As this showpage description to The View Up Here's 10th season finale is being written, Albertans are voting for their Provincial government for the next four years. Maybe, depending on RCMP investigations. Review and analysis for the... more

In Alberta, April 16 is drawing near at the same rate the incumbent NDP of Rachel Notley cuts into the polling lead of the UCP and Jason Kenney. By the day. Amazing what facts are capable of doing to public opinion. The last episode of... more

SmarkMania returns for the third year with a slight alteration, thanks to Vince. This year TakeOver is on Friday and the Hall of Fame Induction is on Saturday, so a Saturday night show it is. The Smarks will review the NXT event and predict the... more

Everything old is still old. Unless you are Jason Kenney. Then it's brand new and somehow it will work despite never working before. Trickle-down economics right out of the Randian book of failure. Thatcher's failed Big Society offloading.... more

On April 16th, Alberta heads to the polls in the first big election of 2019. But which Alberta will emerge afterwards? Will it be the Alberta that recognizes Climate Change, the duty of government to supply services and protect the rights of all... more

Well, well, well. It seems the Conservative Party of Canada has gotten a little upset about the exact same tactics they used with zero regard for convention during the Decade of Emperor being used against them by the Trudeau... more

One month in, no solutions, no real answers, no single timeline, no media focus, no point. Remember when the headlines screamed "illegal interference"? Well, since Jody Wilson-Raybould told committee flat-out that no laws were broken in... more

Fastlane is the last PPV event before WrestleMania and the usual indication is that all this event is used for is storyline set-up for the annual biggest show of the year. Well, guess what? Not much changes this year as far as that goes. Of... more

Why does Canada seem to get the definition of such basic things backwards compared to most other places? Take for example the word scandal. Perhaps it is the definers of such terminology that cause such confusion. Heaven forbid the... more

Elimination Chamber is one of the best props that WWE has. Combining elements of the steel cage, the Royal Rumble and the improbability of outside interference there is an impression of results being decided inside the structure. A "May the... more