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Yearning for ‘normal politics’ this spring – Lethbridge Herald article by Ian Urquhart

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in News | No Comments

My take on excessive partisanship and its’ effect on democracy in Alberta, Canada, and around the world. Click here to see a larger image Article courtesy the Lethbridge Herald

A Priceless Caffè Beano Moment

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in News | No Comments

Calgary’s Caffè Beano reminds me of the bar in Star Wars. Beings of all ages, backgrounds, and worlds come to Beano to sample its wonderful coffee, food, and ambience (caffebeano.ca/about/). Kali, our youngest daughter, works there and I stopped by this past Saturday to say good morning and to ask if it would be ok […]

Would Stephen Colbert Vote Ian Urquhart for Senate?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in News | No Comments

Let’s pretend. Stephen Colbert can vote in the Alberta Senate Nominee Election. Would he vote for me? I’m running without a party label because I believe partisanship in Canadian politics is rampant and toxic. I believe excessive partisanship is killing whatever faith people still have that politics may be about public service. Civility, compromise, and […]

Feature Article – Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in News | No Comments

Ian Urquhart was featured in a great article on March 16th in the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald newspapers.  Ian talks about about his reasons for running for the senate and his concerns with the environment and democracy.  An excerpt: Urquhart said Friday he’s growing increasingly concerned that environmental issues are being marginalized and he […]