Colby Cosh

Colby Cosh

Maclean's man in Edmonton writes about everything.
Rachel Notley
Politics

How Rachel Notley became Canada’s most surprising political star

The new premier of Alberta loves a good argument. Her powers of persuasion helped turn her province’s political scene upside down
Alberta Premier and PC party leader Prentice reacts after losing the Alberta election in Calgary
Politics

The death of the Alberta PC dynasty

It didn’t happen overnight. Inside the unravelling of the longest-serving provincial regime in the history of Confederation
Colby Cosh
Politics

Why the Orange Revolution is not about Rachel Notley

Mythologizing the Alberta NDP leader is inevitable, but this election was all about sending a message to the Conservatives
Alta Election 20150423
Canada

The hard math of Alberta’s election

Colby Cosh on what we know—or think we know—about the province’s political horse race
Erie Otters v London Knights
Society

The worst team in hockey wins yet again

Colby Cosh on why the Oilers’ off-ice luck hasn’t brought much on-ice success
Canada’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister Valcourt speaks during a news conference with Labour and Status of Women Minister Leitch in Ottawa
Canada

True crimes, faulty statistics and Aboriginal women

Colby Cosh on deciphering data on missing and murdered Aboriginal women
Colby Cosh
Canada

Jim Prentice calls an election in Alberta. Now what?

Colby Cosh on the forces at play in Alberta
The New Scarabeo 8 Ultra Deepwater Oil Rig
Canada

The case for blowing Alberta’s oil riches

For what future, exactly, should we save oil revenue?
Danielle Smith
Politics

The last of Danielle Smith

She lacked a natural gift for politics, but the former Wildrose Party leader’s impact on this era of Alberta politics is significant
Jim Prentice
Canada

Jim Prentice killed the flat tax

How that changes life in a province where there’s always something else you can go do