Premier Ralph Klein was a singular politician who was far more deliberate in his choices than friends and foes describe.
As Alberta prepares its formal goodbye to the late Premier, here's a remembrance.
Do Albertans really feel entitled to the best of everything, without reckoning we need to fund the cost of all the societal benefits we receive? Until citizens are ready to pay for our needs and wants out of our earnings, we shouldn’t blame politicians for selling off the resources that are our children’s birthright in order to indulge our lifestyle, writes Satya Brata Das.
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The discontent in most of the world's large countries invites a remaking of our societies. Nelson Mandela calls for a new political culture based on human rights, and our mutual responsibility for one another's well being. We Albertans can deliver that change, by moving from charity to dignity as the foundation of our province's social policy.
May 31, 2012
Other Canadians pay for health care, education and other big-ticket items with progressive income taxes. Albertans rely on resource revenue. This singular policy may threaten Confederation unless we find creative ways to demonstrate Alberta’s benefit to the country, argues Satya Brata Das.
May 2, 2012
Our oil sands are criticallyimportant in a world addicted to oil, Satya Brata Das writes in the last of our policy briefs leading to the April 23 Alberta election. Yet we also have a duty of care to the planet, as it adapts to climate change. How will we balance those two realities?
April 18, 2012
Alberta politicians are still focused on the debt and deficits of a bygone age, writes Satya Brata Das. Facing a future of multi-billion dollar surpluses from resource wealth, the real issue is what are we going to do with too much money?
April 11, 2012
Our firm's sounding of Albertans' values yields an overwhelming preference for Politics with Principle, Satya Brata Das writes in the third in a series of briefs leading to Alberta's April 23 election.
March 28, 2012
Public health care is a vital current in our civil society, and it's a big issue in the Alberta election campaign.The second of our special election policy briefs uses the results of our firm's mapping of Albertan values regarding health care, to illuminate a clear path forward.
March 21, 2012
'Playing our ACE for A Clean Energy Future' is the first of the six policy briefs that Cambridge aims to develop to promote an engaging and meaningful conversation before the spring elections. This brief explores the possiblility of developing an Albertans owned public company 'Alberta Clean Energy' to generate individual wealth and boost Alberta as a clean energy power.
March 14, 2012
Canada’s free trade negotiation with India is a great chance for Alberta to open new frontiers for our goods and services, writes Satya Brata Das
February 29, 2012