It was wall-to-wall Brad Wall as premier exits, stage right, before wheels fall off Saskatchewan Party busDavid J. Climenhaga | At 52, Brad Wall is still a young man. So he'll probably find a way to continue to be a public nuisance.
Tragedies we ignore: Recent Wildrose gaffe won't end right's bogus equivalencies in Canadian political discourseDavid J. Climenhaga | Only certain tragic catastrophes make the grade for public discourse in our society, and those are the ones that can be interpreted as "proof" socialism is evil.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If Brian Jean is going to hang on to his leadership of the Wildrose Party, he is going to have to be tougher than he has appeared to be up to now.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | When a political leader says he'll hang in there if he gets the endorsement of 70 per cent of a convention's delegates, that's usually an indication he expects to get about 70 per cent!|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Near the end of her remarks, Ms. Notley observed: "My friends, it is springtime in Alberta and a fresh wind is blowing." That assessment seems about right!|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Picking a cabinet is extremely important because in our Westminster system of "responsible government" the cabinet is the dominant institution of government.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The electoral calculus has now changed for the right-wing Wildrose Party, which no longer automatically benefits if anyone but the PCs wins in some ridings.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Edmonton city councillor Tony Caterina is a clever choice for the Tories to run against a popular NDP MLA -- but no sure thing.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Once again, it could be argued, the inability of Liberals and New Democrats to agree on anything except 90 per cent of their platforms will help a Conservative into power.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Surely the Hancock Government insiders who made this decision knew the optics were appalling. But they appear to have thought no one would notice!|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Calling Tory frontrunner Jim Prentice "Diamond Jim" and painting him as Alison Redford in pants is not going to be enough to turn Alberta voters away from old habits that are bound to die hard.|
Edmonton New Democrat David Eggen is first to join Alberta's only interesting political leadership raceDavid J. Climenhaga | There will be those who scoff at the suggestion the NDP will ever again be the Opposition in Alberta, but you’ve got to be an optimist to be a social democrat in this province.
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