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Mike Allen on his return from Minneapolis in 2013.Image: Screenshot of CTV video
David J. Climenhaga | Former PC MLA Mike Allen's problems in Minnesota in 2013 came back to haunt Jim Prentice, the last PC premier of Alberta, at the end of April 2015. A week later, an NDP majority was elected.
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Alison Redford leaves Government House alone at 11:32 a.m. on March 13, 2020, two days before the Ides, after Conservative MLAs presented her with their grievances. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Alison Redford's humiliating departure was a stunning flameout for a politician who had stepped into leadership with such promise only two and a half years before.
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Danielle Smith and then-premier Jim Prentice on the day of the shocking Wildrose floor crossing in 2014 (Image credit: Dave Cournoyer/Flickr).
David J. Climenhaga | Former Wildrose Party leader and notorious floor-crosser Danielle Smith's swan song yesterday announcing her departure from right-wing talk radio had a distinctly Trumpian tone.
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Former Alberta premier Rachel Notley, whose NDP government brought in the so-called turn-off-the-taps law. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney, ironically, seems determined to stand by what is arguably Rachel Notley's worst law while tearing up the good legislation her government passed.
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Maya Bhullar | The Activist Toolkit takes a look at changing fortunes of Progressive Conservatives across Canada in the slate of elections coming up.
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Part of the crowd at yesterday Bighorn Park open house in Edmonton (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | Everything seemed copacetic at the Bighorn Wildland Provincial Park proposal open house in Edmonton on Saturday.
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Gene Zwozdesky in the days he was Alberta's minister of health (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | Gene Zwozdesky's character encapsulates the qualities that made the PCs so successful for so long in Alberta.
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Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney. Photo: Manning Centre c/o Jake Wright/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | If you had imagined the two Alberta legacy conservative parties to disappear once they were merged into the United Conservative Party, it appears you were mistaken.
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Guy Kerr, departing president and CEO of the Alberta Workers Compensation Board. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Under Conservatives governments in the early 1990s, the workers' compensation system was subverted and undermined. The victims have been injured workers.
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Derek Fildebrandt, speaking at the Manning Centre. Photo: Freedom Conservative Party/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | The Freedom Conservative Party interim leader's latest effort certainly had the desired effect of ginning up an enormous amount of media coverage.
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Derek Fildebrandt (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | It's hard to believe Derek Fildebrandt does not view his repudiation by UCP Leader Jason Kenney as a deep personal betrayal.
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Jason Kenney in 2008. Photo: mostlyconservative/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Social conservatives' complaining notwithstanding, based on objective reality, no one can argue anything bad has happened to Alberta or Albertans as a result of the historic Vriend decision.