Blog
Brad Wall. Photo: DanielPaquet/Wikimedia Commons
David 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.
Blog
Rick Strankman
David 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
Brian Jean
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
Thomas Mulcair
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
Crowd at Alberta Legislature
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
The Original NDP 4: Deron Bilous, Brian Mason, David Eggen & Rachel Notley
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
Image: Wikimedia Commons
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
Tony Caterina
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
Donna Wilson
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
Doug Horner
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
Jim Prentice
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.
Blog
David Eggen
David 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.