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Justin Trudeau and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Image: Screen shot of the news conference/rabble.ca.
David J. Climenhaga | The Kenney government confirmed yesterday it would fork over its share of the cash for the first phase of the LRT line opposed by many UCP supporters, but the premier skipped the PM's news conference.
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Justin Trudeau, all smiles, campaigning in Edmonton in October 2015. Image: David J. Climenhaga/Used with permission.
David J. Climenhaga | Bad Alberta polling numbers for the federal Conservatives suggest Liberals and New Democrats could make gains in the expected federal election. Is Jason Kenney to blame?
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Ron Liepert in his days in Alberta provincial politics. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | For years Ron Liepert, a former broadcaster who once served as Peter Lougheed's press secretary, was thought by many to have been the worst provincial health minister in Alberta history.
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Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O'Toole. Image credit: Erin O'Toole/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Whether or not the prideful and inflexible Jason Kenney likes it, carbon taxes are coming to Canada in some form, no matter which party forms the next government.
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Federal Opposition Leader Erin O'Toole during his remarks to the Conservative Party of Canada’s virtual policy conference on Friday. Image: Screenshot of CPAC video
David J. Climenhaga | Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole invited Quebec separatists, en français, "to come and share power with me in Ottawa." What could possibly go wrong?
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Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O'Toole. Image credit: Erin O'Toole/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Most Canadians, one suspects, will conclude that with or without Derek Sloan, Erin O'Toole's still-Trumpified Conservative party is a poisoned chalice, from which they would be wise not to imbibe.
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Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole in Parliament. Image: Erin O'Toole/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | As prime minister, it's unlikely that Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole would be union friendly. That doesn't mean progressive politicians should assume union votes are theirs.
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Trump at a rally in October. Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The Conservative Party of Canada and the Republican party in the United States increasingly resemble each other in disturbing ways.
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The ad pictured on a Vancouver bus. Image: Garnett Genuis/Twitter
David J. Climenhaga | Conservative MP Garnett Genuis said his supporters crowdfunded the ads appearing on buses in Vancouver, and insists they're not attacking reproductive rights.
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Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole. Image: Erin O'Toole/Twitter
Joyce Arthur | For a politician to be truly pro-choice, they must take a strong stance against any attempt to restrict abortion rights or access. O'Toole has made it clear he will not do so.
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It should be a crazy week under the socially distanced dome of the Alberta legislature. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta is the test bed for what Canadians will be subjected to if the Conservative Party of Canada somehow manages to get another kick at the national can.
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Jason Kenney's speechwriter, Paul Bunner. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Will the federal Conservatives have a different reaction to Paul Bunner's role in their party than Premier Jason Kenney has about his continued job in the premier's office?