Article synopsis: Discusses collaborative and conciliatory politics with the following examples: move by Danielle Smith and Wild Rose colleagues, to join the governing Progressive Conservative caucus, in Alberta; a hint by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, that carbon pricing by the Alberta government might be a good model for emulation by North America’s senior governments; the re-election in Surrey, British Columbia (BC) of a centre/right/left coalition at both the city council and school board levels; settlement of the teacher's strike in BC; and, the election of John Tory as mayor of Toronto.
Article synopsis: Considers the position of Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has on the following topics: Carleton University’s admission and a problem with the $15 million donor agreement, which CAUT raised as an concern; CAUT's threat to boycott Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo if they did not “amend the governance structure for the (jointly-run) Balsillie School of International Affairs so that academic integrity is ensured''; CAUT inquiry on academic freedom at Trinity Western University; UNESCO establishing a chair in astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences at Islamic University in Gaza; the Preston Manning Centre for Building Democracy at Carleton University the concern that it is "proudly partisan"; and the Manning Centre, Cardus and the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada “special briefing” in Ottawa on the subject of “Big Society”.
Article synopsis: Discusses the newly opened central library in the author's neighbourhood of Whalley in Surrey, BC. The article also talks about a 25 years ago story regarding Ted Byfield and Preston Manning known as the "Report Reunion" event.
Article synopsis: Author encourages readers to watch two journalists over the next few years, Ken Whyte and Paul Wells, both of Maclean's Magazine. The article also discusses the "Report Reunion" event held in Edmonton, Alberta where Ted Byfiled and Preston Manning spoke about the role of faith in politics.
Article synopsis: Discusses multiple topics including Finance Minister Jim Flaherty speech to the Ottawa Canadian Club suggesting that a three-party Lib-NDP-Bloc coalition would cost Canada 400,000 jobs. In addition, the article talks about think tanks, such as Cardus that focuses on a Christian approach to social thought and development. The article also speaks to Preston Manning's opinion of think tanks where he emphasises the need for more than simple reflection to matters.
Article synopsis: Discusses Globe and Mail pieces about Preston Manning statement for the need for better practices in business, public services and democracy, and Reginald Stackhouse comment to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government to “stay focused on big issues and stop getting into trouble over secondary ones".
Article synopsis: Discusses the Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff’s new “coalition” with the Conservative Party. In addition, the article talks about the annual Mel Smith Lecture held at Trinity Western University where Deb Grey, a Reform/Canadian Alliance Member of Parliament spoke on "Power, Parliament and Preston Manning". The article also briefly discusses the upcoming Manning Networking Conference in March.
Article synopsis: Reflects on environmental politics and green initiatives in relation to a dinner where former Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was honoured for being environmentally aware though Conservatives are not environmental advocates.
Article synopsis: Discusses a conference held jointly by the Manning Centre, Tyndale University College and Seminary (now Tyndale University), and Trinity Western University that spoke about a "pilot project" concept for the importance of holding faith and political events to inform the public.