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Rocky Mountain Cabinet Horror Show
David J. Climenhaga | Progressive voters who supported Alison Redford on the strength of her pledges to preserve public health care may have been having trouble breathing yesterday morning.
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Alberta PC Party President Bill Smith
David J. Climenhaga | It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a politician in possession of a good poll must be in want of a journalist.
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Alberta Conservative leadership front-runner Gary Mar
David J. Climenhaga | Surely everyone watching Gary Mar on TV last night knows three years ago he promised not to take his $478,000 MLA "transition allowance" when he went to be a civil servant, then took it anyway.
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Alberta Conservative leadership frontrunner Gary Mar
David J. Climenhaga | If the Alberta PCs really want to reinvent themselves in order to get a new lease on life with Alberta voters, they have two good choices left in the leadership contest. Neither is likely to win.
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Alberta Tory leadership finalists Mar, Redford, Horner
David J. Climenhaga | With more than 13,000 votes over second-place finisher Alison Redford, Alberta Conservative leadership candidate Gary Mar remains the front-runner by a considerable margin.
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Ted Morton and the Alberta Tory leadership vote results
David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ted Morton would have done far better last night if he'd forthrightly owned up to using an email address he shouldn't have, and apologized.
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Alberta Tory candidates Ted Morton & Alison Redford
David J. Climenhaga | If you vote in the Alberta Tories' private election today -- free of spending limits and donations, without oversight and rife with questionable voting practices -- you are endorsing the outcome.
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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Conservatives' first leadership ballot will be counted tomorrow. It's too close to call which one of the four serious candidates will be voted off the island.
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Alberta Conservative leadership candidate Gary Mar
David J. Climenhaga | Members of the Alberta PCs must be none too pleased to learn their private information is being passed around among pollsters and journalists!
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Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ted Morton, now the front-runner
David J. Climenhaga | With the Alberta Progressive Conservatives riding high in the opinion of the public right now, it is axiomatic that the party's popularity with voters will slump the instant it chooses a new leader.
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Surprising performance from Alberta Conservative leadership candidate Doug Griffiths
David J. Climenhaga | The day will come when the Alberta Progressive Conservatives are swept away on the tide of history. But that day won't be in 2011 or 2012.
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Alberta Conservative leadership candidate Alison Redford
David J. Climenhaga | A high-speed rail line between Edmonton and Calgary? This was a political idea, not a practical one, as befits a high-profile political leadership forum.