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Danielle Smith and then-premier Jim Prentice on the day of the shocking Wildrose floor crossing in 2014 (Image credit: Dave Cournoyer/Flickr).
David J. Climenhaga | Former Wildrose Party leader and notorious floor-crosser Danielle Smith's swan song yesterday announcing her departure from right-wing talk radio had a distinctly Trumpian tone.
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Prince Rupert waterfront. Image: A.Davey/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Let's lop off the top half of British Columbia and give it to Alberta! It might be the only way to save the country, dontcha know?
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Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith in 2014
David J. Climenhaga | Danielle Smith's recent op-ed was certainly not the ringing endorsement of the UCP one would have expected from a former conservative Opposition leader at this moment.
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Jagmeet Singh/Photo: NDP.ca
David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the federal NDP. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's job today will be to get ahead of the assault on reason yesterday's truck attack in Edmonton is bound to unleash.
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Image: Flickr/Premier of Alberta​
David J. Climenhaga | Politics is a full-contact sport, played with the elbows up, and if young people are contemplating an elected career, they’ll need a thick skin. Grade six is not too early to learn this.
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Then-Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle, leader Danielle Smith and Jeff Wilson (all behind the sign) take part in the August 2014 Calgary Pride parade.
David J. Climenhaga | There's a reason why Alberta's conservatives engage in this kind of self-destructive behaviour. It reflects the views of a powerful, socially conservative cabal within their parties.
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Image: Facebook/Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing unification talks are proceeding behind closed doors in Alberta. Where is the promised grassroots process? Nowhere to be seen.
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Allan Hunsperger (Wildrose Pary photo, 2012)
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's right-wing political parties still haven't been able to crawl back out of the fiery pit Pastor Allan Hunsperger led them into.
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David J. Climenhaga | Kenney's pending victory as Alberta PC leader another attempt on Manning's part to Unite the Right in Wild Rose Country.
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Wildrose Leader Brian Jean with reporters (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | The Wildrose leader distanced himself from a campus club that published an offensive ad -- although a photo on social media shows him meeting the same group not long ago.
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Rob Anderson
David J. Climenhaga | The days when party leaders like Danielle Smith and Rob Anderson expressed support for front-line health-care workers, are clearly over.
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David J. Climenhaga | The Economist didn't blame the decline in American democracy on Donald Trump. They blamed Donald Trump on the decline in American democracy.