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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Patrick Brethour

Patrick Brethour is the British Columbia editor for The Globe and Mail; previously he reported on the Alberta oil sector.

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Patrick Brethour

Oil Patch Heresy

An Albertan petro-history helps make the case for a new national energy program. October 2005

A Slippery Debate

Black-and-white moralizing about the oil sands slides too easily into caricature October 2010
I first met Ezra Levant in the depths of CTV’s Calgary studios, a hallway encounter that only lasted a few seconds, just long enough for the pugilist-conservative to grin and to flash a thumbs-up in my direction. My thumb-worthy deed? I had made an offhand remark on air a few minutes earlier that Albertans remained unhappy about the National Energy…

Who’s Stupid?

A Montreal writer tries to blame Albertans for all our environmental sins. January–February 2008