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Hugh MacDonald shortly before his retirement announcement, at the 2011 Edmonton Labour Council Labour Day BBQ (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | In opposition, Liberal MLA "Hughie" MacDonald was a scourge of the government. He was sincerely offended by dishonesty and self-interest in high places.
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Alberta Legislature Building. Photo: IQRemix/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | While the motion reflects preponderance of opinion in Alberta, it is troubling nonetheless there was not a single voice of principled dissent in the Legislature.
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Ralph Klein in 1992 (Screenshot of CBC broadcast)
David J. Climenhaga | Gillian Steward recounts how the Klein government allowed an industry dominated “task force” on oilsands development to pass itself off as a neutral agency with ties to the government.
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David Khan, seen here with Liberal Party executive director Gwyneth Midgley
David J. Climenhaga | Mr. Khan will likely be a persuasive and hard working leader, but it is hard to imagine any circumstance in which Alberta's Liberals can succeed electorally.
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Joan Crockatt. Image: David Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | A great Liberal candidate, Kent Hehr, and a great Liberal campaign, Justin Trudeau's, won the election of 2015. Claims to the contrary are codswallop.
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Elections Alberta Logo (Elections Alberta)
David J. Climenhaga | If the latest numbers show anything it's how much support there is for the NDP, notwithstanding the prevailing narratives on the right and in mainstream media.
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Sometime Alberta Liberal leadership candidate Nolan Crouse (David Climenhaga photo)
David Climenhaga | The Alberta Liberal Party has been badly shaken by the flighty flight of St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse, in whom many supporters had invested high hopes.
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Jason Kenney (Photo by David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Being away from Alberta 20 years and not noticing it's changed is the most charitable explanation for Jason Kenney's call to effectively out gay students who wish to join GSAs.
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Alberta Liberal Leadership candidate Nolan Crouse (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | Why should voters who support NDP policy -- even if they don't love the NDP -- risk voting for the Alberta Liberals? Nolan Crouse must answer this question to succeed.
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Nirmala Naidoo
David J. Climenhaga | Also, Alberta NDP lead fundraising results for fourth quarter and full-year 2016.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Forget about uniting the right for the moment. Maybe it's time to start talking about uniting the left again!
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Elections Alberta
David J. Climenhaga | It's fun, but entirely speculative, to wonder what impact the PC leadership race is having on the ability of the two Conservative parties to raise funds.