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MLA Karen McPherson (Image: Bob Hawkesworth)
David J. Climenhaga | Calgary-Nose Hill NDP MLA Karen McPherson will now sit as an independent MLA; Jeff Callaway will leave behind his role as a candidate to lead the United Conservative Party.
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Dr. Doug Klein, Edmonton family physician, Dr. David Ryan, St. Albert family physician, and Minister of Labour, Christina Gray.
David J. Climenhaga | Upon passage, Bill 17 will bring Alberta labour law as it pertains to unions into the late 20th Century and place it squarely in the middle of the legal mainstream.
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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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Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | It was Budget Day in Alberta and the sense of relief in the halls of the Legislature was palpable, again.
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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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Sandra Jansen
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta Liberal Party, meanwhile, has now set timelines for a leadership race of its own.
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Prabhdeep Gill
David J. Climenhaga | This Tory victory on Calgary's multi-ethnic East Side certainly goes to the PC Party’s recent narrative that only it can win for conservatives in urban Alberta.
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Manmeet Bhullar
David J. Climenhaga | Sometimes a byelection is only a byelection.
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Dave Rutherford
David J. Climenhaga | A poll by little-known firm commissioned by unite-the-right group predicts different results from past surveys of likely behaviour of Wildrose and PC voters.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Both NDP Leader Rachel Notley and Premier Jim Prentice came into this performance with a lot to lose, and both left after deflecting many attacks without serious damage.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Tonight, we will have four candidates, three of whom are lawyers , and only one of whom is likely to be in a position to benefit from the wildly unexpected.