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BEYOND POLARITY points a way forward, past the extremes -- fresh voices, useful ideas, and thoughtful commentary -- that's neither hard to the left or right. Hosted by Donna Kennedy-Glans & produced by Don Hill.

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BEYOND POLARITY points a way forward, past the extremes -- fresh voices, useful ideas, and thoughtful commentary -- that's neither hard to the left or right. Hosted by Donna Kennedy-Glans & produced by Don Hill.

    PETER’S PRINCIPLES: A 12-step recovery guide for the politically perplexed…

    PETER’S PRINCIPLES: A 12-step recovery guide for the politically perplexed…

    YOU JUST LIVED through one of the craziest summers in political memory.

    For fast relief use PETER’S PRINCIPLES: a 12-step recovery guide for the politically perplexed.



    LISTEN to the podcast (it’s just over 22 minutes).

    READ a free preview of the companion book to the podcast series (it’s five pages long): 

    FOREWORD

    Previously, we released short podcast excerpts from interviews that illustrate  PETER’S PRINCIPLES such as:

    Rule of Law & Loyalty & Pragmatic Dreams



    Isn’t it good to know we have a Made-in-Alberta antidote to the current political and economic chaos?



    Tell your friends and colleagues on social media about PETER’S PRINCIPLES: a 12-step recovery guide for the politically perplexed.

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    • 22 min
    Peter’s Principles: RULE OF LAW

    Peter’s Principles: RULE OF LAW

    CHARLIE FISCHER is a retired energy executive with fire in the belly. As former President & CEO of Nexen Inc., he led the company during a pivotal time in the development of the Alberta oil sands.

    In 2013, Nexen was sold to China’s CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation).

    In July of this year, Don Hill and I spoke with Charlie. He bristled at the thought of what’s happened to the investment climate in Alberta. He’s deeply concerned business and foreign capital is taking a pass on the province and Canada.

    Making Alberta an attractive place for investment is one of PETER’S PRINCIPLES.

    Here’s an excerpt from our conversation with CHARLIE FISCHER:

    WE’VE INTERVIEWED MANY ALBERTANS who worked with, or were influenced by Premier Peter Lougheed & his exceptional team; people like CHARLIE FISCHER who have insights on Lougheed’s leadership principles. We’ll continue to post podcasts and even chapters of our book–PETER’S PRINCIPLES— in the weeks to come.

    TELL YOUR FRIENDS about the articles & podcasts. And if you haven’t already, please subscribe.

                

     

    • 4 min
    Peter’s Principles: PRAGMATIC DREAMS

    Peter’s Principles: PRAGMATIC DREAMS

    BRENT HARDING worked on the inside of Alberta’s provincial government, including service with Minister Merv Leitch, a member of Peter Lougheed’s first cabinet in 1971. Like many civil servants I worked alongside in government, Brent is thoughtful, meticulous even, in his approach to serious questions like how and why did he feel part of Lougheed’s vision for Alberta.

    Don Hill and I spoke with Brent recently. Here’s an excerpt from that conversation; Brent talked about pragmatic dreams, one of PETER’S PRINCIPLES.

    WE’VE INTERVIEWED MANY ALBERTANS who worked with, or were influenced by Premier Lougheed & his exceptional team; people like BRENT HARDING who have insights on Lougheed’s leadership principles. We’ll continue to post more excerpts in the weeks to come.

    TELL YOUR FRIENDS about the articles & podcasts. And if you haven’t already, please subscribe.

                

     

    • 5 min
    Peter’s Principles: LOYALTY

    Peter’s Principles: LOYALTY

    GEORGE DE RAPPARD is an Albertan who worked alongside Peter Lougheed for years (at one time as chief of staff in the Premier’s Office). George witnessed first-hand Premier Lougheed’s leadership and some pivotal moments in the province’s political history.

    Don Hill and I spoke with George recently. Here’s an excerpt from that conversation; George talked about loyalty, one of PETER’S PRINCIPLES.

    STAY TUNED to this space.

    We’ve interviewed many Albertans who worked with, or were influenced by Premier Lougheed & his exceptional team; people like George de Rappard who have insights on Lougheed’s leadership principles. We’ll continue to post more excerpts in the weeks to come.

    TELL YOUR FRIENDS about the articles & podcasts. And if you haven’t already, please subscribe.

                

    Donna Kennedy-Glans, July 13th, 2018

    • 4 min
    Ontario Election: PCs in service or in power?

    Ontario Election: PCs in service or in power?

    What can you say about the Ontario provincial election?

    We — Donna Kennedy-Glans & Don Hill — have been speaking with people in Peter Lougheed’s circle of political colleagues, friends, admirers, and even critics (albeit it’s been friendly fire). And the thing that keeps coming up is how Peter Lougheed never spoke about being in power, but rather ‘in service’ to Albertans.

    Is this a reminder and message Millennials need to hear?  And what’s it going to be in Ontario — a provincial government in service or in power?

    PLEASE LISTEN to D2 (Donna & Don talking) about the election in Ontario, and what the result might foreshadow for upcoming provincial elections in Quebec, this fall, and next spring in Alberta (not to forget the federal election in 2019).

           

    Build From-Don’t Attack

    Build From-Don’t Attack

    We’ve started in on making Peter’s Principles, talking to people who worked alongside Peter Lougheed, and gaining support for the project.

    And last week, Don Hill and I learned about the secret sauce that launched a political dynasty in Alberta.

    Listen to our Podcast here:

            

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