With tip of the ushanka to Andrei Amalrik, we have to ask: Can the Redford Government survive until 2016?
A week is a long time in politics, of course, and a lot can happen between now and the next election to save Alberta Premier Alison Redford's political bacon once again, but, gee whiz, the signs sure don't look promising right now! Some days it doesn't even sound like a sure thing the government can hang in till then.
The spring of 2016, of course, is the time Redford chose for her silly "fixed election period" law, which must have seemed like a good idea in 2011 when the Legislature passed it. Now, maybe not so much.