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David J. Climenhaga | Apparently Ted Byfield, crusading far-right journalist, and David Eggen, Alberta education minister, only agree on one thing: How to pronounce Eggen.
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Link Byfield
David J. Climenhaga | Despite winning an Alberta Senate election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper passed over Link Byfield for a Senate seat -- evidence of how far his views were from the mainstream.
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Pierre Elliott Trudeau
David J. Climenhaga | It would be fair to say that the far right in Canada, of which Prime Minister Stephen Harper is part, dislikes the Charter, and certain extremist elements despise and abhor it.
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Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason
David J. Climenhaga | The NDP mini-surge offers voters in the Edmonton area a way to punish the Tories for years of arrogance without unleashing a Wildrose Apocalypse.
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Alberta Speaker Ken Kowalski
David J. Climenhaga | There are two reasons generational change is happening so dramatically right now in the Alberta PC Party: Premier Alison Redford has decreed it, and not quitting could cost aged MLAs lots of money.
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Perfesser Dave
David J. Climenhaga | What I was driving at is the fact that Prime Minister Harper used to be a western sovereignist, and the Conservative party's always been lousy with all manner of separatists.
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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 separatist turned Wildrose candidate Cory Morgan
David J. Climenhaga | It won't take much to send nervous Albertans scurrying back to the comfortable old Progressive Conservatives once the accident-prone Premier Ed Stelmach is finally out of the way.
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Former Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney
David J. Climenhaga | You can almost hear the creaking sounds of the centrifugal forces inherent in Stephen Harper's uneasy right-wing coalition.
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David J. Climenhaga | The days are gone when the likes of Conservative Senator Bert Brown would take his combine-harvester to a barley field and carve out the words "Triple-E Senate or Else."
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Link Byfield
David J. Climenhaga | Talk about tilting at windmills! Social conservative icon has exchanged the most hopeless cause in the federal jurisdiction for the most hopeless electoral crusade in Alberta.
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Danielle Smith
David J. Climenhaga | Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and Ted Byfield -- which of these muses inspired Danielle Smith to defend Calgary's bankrupt surgical clinic?