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Janet Brown
David J. Climenhaga | A second poll in as many days shows Alison Redford’s PCs far ahead of all opposition parties in public esteem. The premier is also more popular than her own party, this one says.
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Chris Eagle
David J. Climenhaga | Are we seriously expected to believe a man who would claim a single loonie plugged into a parking meter is going to say goodbye to a buyout of $500,000 without a fight?
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David Swann
David J. Climenhaga | The still secret ingredient: a high-profile NDP candidate who would appeal to Liberals, Greens and New Democrats alike. There is such a person, of course.
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Glenn Taylor
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Party officials say it's not even a sure thing their seatless party will have a leadership race to replace departing Leader Glenn Taylor at their AGM in September.
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Edmonton Pride Festival, Churchill Square
David J. Climenhaga | One can’t shake the feeling the Alberta premier’s political advisors vetoed her actual participation in the parade at the last minute for fear of the unintended photo ops that might result.
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Former Alberta Party MLA Dave Taylor
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta Party, which launched "The Big Listen" in 2010 but won no seats in this year's provincial election, is surely only weeks away from "The Big Goodbye."
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Alberta Speaker Gene Zwozdesky
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta Legislature could have done worse than choose someone like Gene Zwozdesky to wear the Speaker’s three-cornered hat.
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David J. Climenhaga | The first session of Alberta's 28th Legislature opens later today with one bill, still a secret, and not much work for the province's 87 MLAs to do.
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Alberta Premier, still, Alison Redford
David J. Climenhaga | Today there is no joy in Mudville -- whether that place is located in the town of Okotoks or at 24 Sussex Drive -- for the Mighty Flanagan has struck out.
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Tom Flanagan
David J. Climenhaga | The elephant in the Legislature: What happens if there's a minority tomorrow and the No. 2 party tries to form a coalition with one of more of the other parties?
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Alison Redford in April 12 TV leaders debate (screen shot)
David J. Climenhaga | If Alberta Premier Alison Redford needed a decisive knockdown in last night's televised debate, she didn't achieve it. But she did manage to look tough.
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Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith
David J. Climenhaga | In a dire situation like this, the deep-pocketed Alberta Conservatives can be counted upon to fight as hard and dirty to try to make sure the Wildrose surge is stamped out.