Innovation & Arts

The Orange Chinook: The Politics of the New Alberta

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On October 27–29, 2016, Mount Royal University hosted an author's workshop at the Banff Centre. The workshop was entitled The Orange Chinook: The Politics of the New Alberta. It focused on the 2015 Alberta election and the first two years of the NDP in government.

The workshop organizers (David Taras, Keith Brownsey, Duane Bratt, and Richard Sutherland) came from the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies and the Department of Communications at Mount Royal. Contributors came from Mount Royal, but also academics from the Universities of Calgary, Lethbridge, and Alberta. There were also invited guests from the University of Toronto and Carleton University. Finally, there were several journalists who either presented or were in attendance. In fact, Don Braid and Sydney Sharpe were the keynote speakers on the Saturday morning and all participants received a copy of their new book Notley Nation. The workshop's results will be collected in an edited volume published by the University of Calgary Press through its Mount Royal's Faculty of Arts Series. Expected publication date is Spring 2018.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the conference: the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Mount Royal University President's Office, Mount Royal University's Provost's conference fund, the Faculty of Arts Endeavour Fund, and the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies Innovation Fund.

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