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Alison Redford
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta-wide, according to a July poll, the Wildrose Party enjoys a commanding lead in every demographic category. Which leader the PCs choose doesn't seem to make much difference.
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Rob Anderson
David J. Climenhaga | The Wildrose Party's problem is that if it distances itself too far from its most socially conservative members' beliefs, it is also inevitably distancing itself from its most enthusiastic supporters.
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Naheed Nenshi
David J. Climenhaga | Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi's scathing letter to Premier Dave Hancock assailing legislation allowing the province to gut Alberta public sector pensions actually does the government a huge favour.
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Kent Hehr
David J Climenhaga | Serious stumbling blocks on both sides to “uniting the left” derailed the idea of merging the Alberta New Democrats and Alberta Liberals, which surfaced for a time in 2012.
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David J. Climenhaga | Warning: This is a work of humour. Actual events may not turn out exactly as predicted, or even close, sort of like Fraser Institute studies in that regard.
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Brian Mason
David J. Climenhaga | A worthy if untraditional goal for the Alberta NDP in 2013 should be to ensure unhappy Liberal MLAs know they would be welcome in the New Democrat caucus.
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Alberta Speaker Ken Kowalski
David J. Climenhaga | If Ken Kowalski retires, one of the seemingly eternal verities of Alberta politics will have at last come to an end.
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Former Alberta labour leader Dan MacLennan
David J. Climenhaga | Former union leader Dan "Buff" MacLennan is testing the water, suggesting he might be interested in the leadership of Alberta's rudderless provincial Liberals.
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Alberta Party Interim Leader Sue Huff
David J. Climenhaga | Legislature insiders are abuzz with reports that two more Calgary Liberal MLAs are about to join Dave Taylor in the Alberta Party caucus.
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Dave Taylor, Alberta MLA
David J. Climenhaga | Former Liberal MLA Dave Taylor's move to the Alberta Party means there are now five parties with seats in the Alberta Legislature.
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David Heyman
David J. Climenhaga | Calgary Herald gobsmacked by news of Tory aide's help for Liberal mayoral candidate.
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Tony Sansotta
David J. Climenhaga | Any hope of creating a united progressive alternative in Alberta is deader than the proverbial mackerel for the rest of the current election cycle.