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David J. Climenhaga | Despite Andrew Scheer's supposedly human face, don't bet the urban farm on him or his Conservative Party getting very far on the strength of a nice smile.
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Joe Clark & Maureen McTeer, 1976 (Toronto Public Library)
David J. Climenhaga | The Conservative Party of Canada has announced selection of a new leader, a 38-year-old MP from the west named Andrew Scheer. Dear readers, do you see a pattern here?
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Joan Crockatt. Image: David Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | A great Liberal candidate, Kent Hehr, and a great Liberal campaign, Justin Trudeau's, won the election of 2015. Claims to the contrary are codswallop.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | The "Asian premium" and "tidewater premium" for Alberta bitumen are myths spread by governments and pipeline proponents, argues earth scientist David Hughes.
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Rona Ambrose (Photo: Number 10/flickr)
David J. Climenhaga | The Wilson Center is tied closely to the U.S. government and housed in the Ronald Reagan Building. As a former Conservative Party leader, Rona Ambrose should feel right at home there.
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Sandra Jansen (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | In Alberta conservative circles, apparently what's sauce for the goose isn't sauce for the gander!
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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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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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David J. Climenhaga | How much of the vile, threatening commentary about Alberta's NDP and its leaders, especially women, originates with right-wing nuts from outside Alberta?
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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta voters are likely to have an opportunity soon to demonstrate whether or not they’ve been paying attention. After all, anything can happen in a by-election!
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Greg Squires | Trudeau's about-face on electoral reform and massive deficits will likely cost him the soft conservative and left vote that delivered a majority in 2015.
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Elizabeth May
David J. Climenhaga | Did anyone really expect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his electoral reform promise? Other than the Green Party leader, that is.