|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Former health minister Fred Horne's signal accomplishment was the complete destruction of the fairy tale Alberta Health Services operated at arm's length from the government.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Given the shabby treatment the former minister of finance has received from Premier Jim Prentice, it’s hard to see how Doug Horner had much choice.|
Has Premier Jim Prentice just found himself up 'Schitt$ Creek' with former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith?David J. Climenhaga | If the PC nomination in former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith's riding is fair, she’ll probably lose. If it's not, it'll be obvious. Either outcome could be a problem for Premier Jim Prentice.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The goal of the tight campaign window is obviously to help Premier Jim Prentice's campaign by keeping the opposition parties off balance as long as possible.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Sorry, but if you want real change in Alberta, you're going to have to vote to change the government.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | What's Alberta's new PC leader to do? He can hardly throw the old crowd under the bus at the same time as he's putting some of them back in the cabinet driver's seat.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Jim Prentice picked up his nomination papers to general rejoicing in Tory circles on Thursday, presumably the sort of thing that is now big news here in Alberta.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | A closed-door campaign conducted by mostly anonymous agents on behalf of a silent candidate. Is this any way to run a democracy?|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If you were Alberta Tory heir apparent Jim Prentice, whom would you rather face in a tussle for the tarnished Tory tiara? The scrappy Ric McIver or the unbeloved Thomas Lukaszuk?|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If the Alberta Tories had a better chance of winning the next general election, more and better candidates would be running.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | A substantial WBC give-back will mean many companies and other employers will receive what some might call a substantial hidden subsidy.|
Finance minister's joint news conference with civil service union leader sure looked like total climb-downDavid J. Climenhaga | The PC Government of Alberta Premier Dave Hancock is desperately trying to press the reset button on two years of horrible relations with public sector unions under Alison Redford.
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