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Photo: Norsk Teknisk Museum, Wikimedia Commons.
David J. Climenhaga | Albertans long ago "decided that a drunken, blow-out dance party today was better than a string of candle-lit dinner parties down the road."
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Brian Jean and Jason Kenney. Image: Facebook/Wildrose Party St.Albert
David J. Climenhaga | With voting starting this week, the campaign to unite the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties into a single entity is inevitably being described as entering the final stretch.
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Alberta Agriculture Minister Oniel Carlier (front left) and Alberta Beef Producers Chair Bob Lowe (front right). GoA Photo
David J. Climenhaga | Continuing to make farmers fund agricultural check-off organizations, some of which function almost as auxiliaries of the Wildrose Opposition, is not going to help the Alberta NDP.
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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
David J. Climenhaga | What will those Alberta politicians who insist sales-tax-raising Brad Wall of Saskatchewan is Western Canada’s “real leader” say now?
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At right, Calgary-Fish Creek PC MLA Richard Gotfried (from his Facebook page).
David J. Climenhaga | There is part of a long tradition in Alberta politics of dubious Russian political metaphors. PC MLA Richard Gotfried is the latest politician to yield to this temptation.
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Party crasher Jason Kenney (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | When it comes to its own core constituencies, Alberta's NDP government continues to be too cautious – undoubtedly a hangover from the rough ride it got over Bill 6.
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Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell reads the 2016 Throne Speech (GoA photo)
David J. Climenhaga | Unlike the two NDP throne speeches, those of the Progressive Conservatives in recent years were less likely to deliver on their key promises.
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Dave Hancock Portrait
David J. Climenhaga | When by-then-premier Jim Prentice appointed a new cabinet in the fall of 2014, Dave Hancock was out, with barely a word of thanks.
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Dave Hancock
David J. Climenhaga | If we ask why we are spending public money on portraits of Alberta premiers (and Legislative Speakers, too, it must be added) we are asking the wrong question.
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Brad Wall
David J. Climenhaga | When it comes to fiscal planning in conservative Western Canadian provinces, all we have to fall back on is the notion the lord giveth and the lord taketh away. Repeatedly.
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John Ashton
John Ashton | A useful primer on the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission by former NDP Caucus director John Ashton.
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Image: Wikimedia Commons/DanielPaquet
David J. Climenhaga | Will the heads of Alberta's ultra-conservatives explode now that Brad Wall has done what they've been complaining about for nearly a decade? Or will they just pretend it didn't happen?