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Freedom Conservative Party Leader Derek Fildebrandt channelling Charlton Heston in happier times
David J. Climenhaga | In response to federal Liberal discussions about a handgun ban, the former UCP MLA tweeted, "no matter what the feds do, they will never get their hands on mine."
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FCP Leader Derek Fildebrandt, back when he was still a member of the UCP Caucus. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | MLA asks Elections Alberta to investigate claim Jason Kenney's UCP leadership campaign 'deliberately hid' donation. Derek Fildebrandt made the accusation in news release.
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Freedom Conservative Party Leader Derek Fildebrandt, back in his UCP days, filling up extra gas cans to avoid the carbon tax. The next day gas prices went down (Photo: Twitter).
David J. Climenhaga | Derek Fildebrandt, the UCP exile who is the Freedom Conservative Party's sole MLA in the legislature, is trying to build a case for Catalonia along the Cordillera. Support for the idea is negligible.
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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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Strathmore-Brooks MLA Derek Fildebrandt listens to other bearded men in happier times (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | Derek Fildebrandt is not a particularly sympathetic character, but in these circumstances, it's hard not to feel a little empathy for the fellow!
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Maxime Bernier, at left, and his leader Andrew Scheer in happier times (Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr)
David J. Climenhaga | It's hard not to feel a little sympathy for federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer for canning Maxime Bernier.
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Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | Why are so many old Tories going to pot? Is Canadian democracy is simply too important to be left in the hands of voters? The UCP caucus gets its exercise! Derek Fildebrandt gets something right!
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Alberta Legislature in Technicolor (Photo: David J. Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Today is Budget Day in Alberta, so we'll get to see the real thing from the NDP government. As for the Opposition United Conservative Party … nothing but crickets.
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Independent MLA Derek Fildebrandt (Photo: Screenshot of CBC’s broadcast of the news conference.)
David J. Climenhaga | Derek Fildebrandt thinks he's starring in a movie. He doesn't seem to realize it's a comedy, a dark one that's going direct to video.
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Brian Jean, when he was still running for the leadership of the United Conservative Party in 2017. (Photo: David J. Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | From the moment he was defeated by Jason Kenney in last year's race to lead the UCP, the writing was on the wall the former Wildrose leader's political career would soon be over.
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Derek Fildebrandt
David J. Climenhaga | Given the date, the weather and the location, Derek Fildebrandt is likely to be forever associated with groundhogs. The nickname "Didsbury Derek" therefore suggests itself.