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Hugh MacDonald shortly before his retirement announcement, at the 2011 Edmonton Labour Council Labour Day BBQ (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | In opposition, Liberal MLA "Hughie" MacDonald was a scourge of the government. He was sincerely offended by dishonesty and self-interest in high places.
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Sometime Alberta Liberal leadership candidate Nolan Crouse (David Climenhaga photo)
David Climenhaga | The Alberta Liberal Party has been badly shaken by the flighty flight of St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse, in whom many supporters had invested high hopes.
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Nirmala Naidoo
David J. Climenhaga | Also, Alberta NDP lead fundraising results for fourth quarter and full-year 2016.
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Nathan Cullen
David J. Climenhaga | If the Liberals were going to form a coalition with anyone, it would be an axis of neoliberalism with Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.
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John Brownlee
David J. Climenhaga | Clearly, the time is right to restructure the PC Party as a chain of urban fuel stations, just like the UFA did when it was wiped out by Social Credit in 1935.
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Alison Redford
David J. Climenhaga | A Globe and Mail story setting out Alison Redford’s record as seen by Alison Redford had Alberta’s chattering classes abuzz yesterday. Alas, it was not terribly illuminating.
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Laurie Blakeman
David J. Climenhaga | Shift happens. It's just that in Alberta it doesn't seem to happen very fast. Maybe something’s starting to percolate, though, just the same.
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Jim Prentice
David J. Climenhaga | Our Progressive Conservative saviour-premier's problem seems to be that no one's very enthusiastic about the slick ideas he comes up with every morning, which may be why he drops so many of them.
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Laurie Blakeman
David J. Climenhaga | Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman could soon arrange her own personal merger with the Alberta Party.
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David Swann
David J. Climenhaga | With Laurie Blakeman's idea of a Hail Mary Pass to the Alberta Party no longer part of the game, the prospects for the Alberta Liberal Party seem increasingly dim.
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Nolan Crouse
David J. Climenhaga | If you didn’t happen to know there was an Alberta Liberal leadership race on, St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse's announcement today would have sounded mysterious.
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Raj Sherman
David J. Climenhaga | Only the Alberta NDP has managed a leadership transition since the 2012 provincial general election without leaving blood on the floor.