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Stephen Mandel, would-be uniter of Alberta’s "centre," when he was a Tory minister. (David Climenhaga photo.)
David J. Climenhaga | About the only difference between the Dippers of '17 and the Tories of '71 is that a slightly larger percentage of NDP policy is more than mere rhetoric.
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Photo: Provincial Archives of Alberta, J4488.13 via Government of Alberta/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | It is hard to imagine that any of today's right-wing Alberta political parties would have much sympathy with Peter Lougheed's program, or indeed Lougheed himself.
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Bob Hawkesworth
David J. Climenhaga | If they can't win the Sept. 3 Calgary-Foothills byelection themselves, the once-mighty Alberta PCs probably prefer the thought of an NDP victory to a Wildrose success.
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Rick Hanson
David J. Climenhaga | For four decades the PCs were the ne plus ultra of power in Alberta with all the required tools at their disposal to make inconvenient matters disappear.
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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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Ed Stelmach
David J. Climenhaga | Vote splitting on Alberta's right can be expected to increase the number of seats held by Liberals and New Democrats.
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David J. Climenhaga | It turns out everyone has a you-know-what right-wing brother-in-law -- even Conservative Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach.