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The late Jim Prentice's official portrait as it was unveiled in the Alberta Legislature (Photo: Chris Schwartz, Government of Alberta).
David J. Climenhaga | Portrait of Jim Prentice by B.C. artist David Goatley is a more worthy contribution to the collection than several of the recent additions.
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Alberta Education Minister David Eggen. Image: David Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Passage of Bill 24 is a backhanded tribute to UCP Leader Jason Kenney, who kept his social conservative backers sweet by advocating outing kids who join GSAs to their parents.
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Jason Kenney. Photo: Dave Cournoyer/Daveberta.ca
David J. Climenhaga | The results of Tuesday's elections in the not-entirely-dissimilar republic next door are suggestive of possibilities, if not certainties, here in Alberta.
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Brian Jean & Jason Kenney (Wildrose Party photo)
David J. Climenhaga | The You See Pee may enter the 2019 Alberta election favoured by political odds makers, but they are as capable of blowing their lead to smithereens as the PCs were in 2015.
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on May 5, 2015. Image: David Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Keep an eye on what happens in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario. And take it from Alberta: never say never!
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Image: Facebook/Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing unification talks are proceeding behind closed doors in Alberta. Where is the promised grassroots process? Nowhere to be seen.
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
David J. Climenhaga | If the Edmonton Oilers do better than the Calgary Flames in the NHL playoffs, Alberta Conservatives will presumably try to find a way to blame the NDP for that too.
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Wildorse Leader Brian Jean with reporters. But where's Jason?
David J. Climenhaga | If anyone sees Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney, please let someone responsible know. If he doesn't show up soon, his face is going to start appearing on milk cartons!
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Anita Bryant (Wikimedia Commons)
David J. Climenhaga | Will it help with severely normal Alberta voters if Jason Kenney turns into Canada's Anita Bryant, pounding a pulpit that seemed pathetic even in 1977? Not so much, probably.
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Jason Kenney (Photo by David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Being away from Alberta 20 years and not noticing it's changed is the most charitable explanation for Jason Kenney's call to effectively out gay students who wish to join GSAs.
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Alberta Education Minister David Eggen (David Climenhaga photo)
David Climenhaga | The government needs to remember that sometimes in history, the right thing is more than just the only thing decent people can do, but the right thing politically too.
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Alberta Education Minister David Eggen (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | All right-wing parties have to defend their support for excessive funding for ritzy private schools is the risible claim such schools offer "choice," and, you know, choice is good.