On Friday Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman announced that she'll be running as a candidate for the Liberals, the Alberta Party and the Greens in the upcoming election...
...and on Sunday Ms. Soapbox announced to her dad that she'd joined the NDP. He swears he’ll never speak to her again.
While I applaud the efforts of progressive MLAs and party leaders to cooperate I fail to understand how Ms. Blakeman's decision gets the progressives anywhere.
As journalist Graham Thomson points out this isn't a merger of the Liberals, the Alberta Party and the Greens and it's not a strategy for province-wide cooperation to reduce vote splitting since it affects only Ms. Blakeman's riding -- which she’s held since 1997.