Oil slump devastates Venezuela

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs March 5, 2016 Venezuela’s grey and featureless President, Nicolas Maduro, the default successor to that preening, strutting rooster Hugo Chavez, is set to become the first head of government felled by tumbling oil prices. It’s just a matter of

NOTEBOOK: a bellwether election for Alberta?

May 5, 2015 Could Alberta become  a bellwether for politics in North America’s oil patch? Alberta citizens vote in a provincial election today.  Alberta — world famous as home of the oil sands — has been ruled by the Progressive Conservative party