|Blog David J. Climenhaga | In opposition, Liberal MLA "Hughie" MacDonald was a scourge of the government. He was sincerely offended by dishonesty and self-interest in high places.|
It's hard to imagine the Alberta Liberal Party surviving the existential crisis of its past few daysDavid 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.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The Wildrose Party was the most effective opposition Alberta's ever had? Give us a break! In fact, they were lousy in opposition.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Unlike the work of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, the right-wing fairy tale spun by Ken Boessenkool and Ben Eisen is designed to obfuscate, not to illuminate.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If you are looking for proof the Liberal Party of Canada had lost faith in its own future and is grasping at straws to survive, the adoption of this anyone-can-vote-for-the-leader rule is it.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | In this election cycle in Alberta, the New Democrats are the only progressive party with enough momentum to have a meaningful impact in the next election.|
Alberta Liberals hit by defection as implosion continues; new poll suggests NDP potential for growthDavid J. Climenhaga | New poll results: Alberta Liberals' troubles deepen; Wildrose stagnates; NDP shows potential growth; Alberta Conservatives enjoy commanding lead. All this and a Liberal defection too.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | From Alberta Premier Alison Redford's perspective, what if a few taxpayers are unhappy at Gary Mar's new Asian sinecure? The risks of that are less severe than the dangers of keeping the guy around.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The loss of the four-term MLA and die-hard Liberal is a much more serious blow to the Official Opposition party than a mere resignation announcement by one individual would normally signal.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Expect an announcement within days of the retirement from politics of veteran Alberta Liberal Hugh MacDonald, an early sign of the disintegration of the party under former Tory Raj Sherman.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Good news-bad news for right-wing Alberta Tory leadership candidate and other dispatches from the front lines.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Warning: The Alberta Liberals could be in deep trouble if they choose Dr. Raj Sherman as their leader, as seems likely.|
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