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A statue featuring Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk in Cape Town, South Africa.
David J. Climenhaga | In a recent speech, de Klerk suggested that the challenges faced by Alberta in the waning days of the petroleum industry aren't dissimilar from those facing his country in the last days of apartheid.
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Gerry Caplan | How artists will respond to the Trump era is hard to predict, but their voices are essential to the battles that Trump seems intent on waging on American democracy.
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Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Ye shall know them by their friends … and some of Jason Kenney's are pretty interesting to contemplate.
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Rob Anders with Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | Even the foundering Wildrose Party, at death's door since the defection of 11 members to the PC caucus last year, doesn’t want Rob Anders hanging around!
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David J. Climenhaga | Rob Anders, who is now pondering a run for the Wildrose Party's leadership, is proof that no matter what you do, you just can't keep a bad MP down!
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Alison Redford, 2011
David J. Climenhaga | Alison Redford betrayed herself as well as her potential and her supporters, a far bigger and more worthy story than the pedestrian self-interest of her rival.
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David J. Climenhaga | Born on April Fools Day 1972, "Canada’s Worst MP" has been demonstrating since he was elected in 1995 that he isn’t the sharpest knife in the Parliamentary cutlery drawer.
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Omar Al-Bashir, Sudanese President
Gerry Caplan | The struggle to free Africa of the yoke of colonialism is one of the great forgotten causes of the twentieth century. But Africa's leaders continue to betray its people.
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David J. Climenhaga | If Alberta Premier Alison Redford thinks paying a $45,000 travel bill is going to make the travel-costs controversy that's been dogging her disappear, she can think again.
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Image by Luanne Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's Tory façade is cracking. Whether it breaks remains to be seen. One thing's for sure, the next two years call for strict Opposition message discipline!
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Steve Young
David J. Climenhaga | Officially, once again there is peace in Alberta's Tory Valley. Don't believe it for a minute!
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Gerry Caplan | Stephen Harper seems to be heading for electoral defeat by the callow Justin Trudeau sometime between now and 2015. Is there anything he can learn from Nelson Mandela?