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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at the June 7 news conference (Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr).
David J. Climenhaga | The rebellion that now has UCP Premier Jason Kenney looking as if his career is on the ropes is strongly reminiscent of the circumstances that ended PC premier Alison Redford's political career.
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Nathan Cooper in campaign mode. Photo: Nathan Cooper/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Back in 2015, Alberta's new Speaker said asking MLAs to come to work an hour earlier, at 9 a.m., two days a week showed "blatant disrespect for the Opposition."
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David J. Climenhaga | Perhaps it's just me, but with each passing day Jason Kenney reminds me a little more of Richard M. Nixon, the talented but deeply flawed American president who in 1973 resigned from office.
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United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney, in the midst of the Kamikaze Mission investigation whether he likes it or not.
David J. Climenhaga | Calls for Jason Kenney to resign as Opposition leader and for Alberta’s election to be delayed flooded social media on news the RCMP has taken over investigation of UCP leadership vote irregularities.
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Former MP Jason Kenney, now the leader of the United Conservative Party Opposition (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | All this hoo-haw on the right has been to keep everyone from doing what they really ought to be doing, to wit, speculating idly about the date of Premier Rachel Notley's election call.
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Brian Jean, back when he was Opposition leader (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | If it turns out Jason Kenney, who united Alberta's right, is so disliked by his former rivals that right-uniters like Brian Jean can become reconstituted vote-splitters, what does that say?
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Brian Jean (Photo: Facebook).
David J. Climenhaga | If Brian Jean established anything on Monday, with his Epistle to the Albertans, wherein he set out his "agenda to move Alberta forward," it's that he remains a man desperate to be taken seriously.
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Brian Jean and Kimberly Michelutti (Photo: Twitter).
David J. Climenhaga | The old Wildrose Party smoke-making machine was certainly working overtime for the past couple of weeks on the topic of former Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean's impending announcement.
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Former Wildrose Leader Brian Jean. (Photo: Facebook).
David J. Climenhaga | The former Alberta Opposition leader's holiday messages suggest a politician not quite ready to leave politics. It's happened with Brian Jean before.
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David J. Climenhaga | About a week remains in December. Will there be any more allegations in 2018 about UCP voting irregularities, or will we have to wait till 2019?
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Prab Gill asking a question in Question Period … although not Thursday’s Question Period.
David J. Climenhaga | Calgary-Greenway MLA Prab Gill uses Question Period in the Legislature to ask if there's an investigation of misuse of PAC funds in the UPC leadership race.
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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.