|Blog David J. Climenhaga | What happened? We grow old. Preston Manning, Godfather of the Canadian Right, is now 76. He has "stepped away" from his direct role in managing the effort.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Passage of Bill 24 is a backhanded tribute to UCP Leader Jason Kenney, who kept his social conservative backers sweet by advocating outing kids who join GSAs to their parents.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney's campaign to lead the United Conservative Party has been described as a juggernaut, crushing every conservative who stands in its way. It seems likely Brian Jean is next.|
In pragmatic move, Premier Rachel Notley appoints former Tory minister from Calgary to infrastructure portfolioDavid J. Climenhaga | The appointment to cabinet of former Tory Sandra Jansen, who crossed the floor to the NDP last year, is designed to win hearts and minds in Calgary, likely to be the key electoral battleground.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the federal NDP. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's job today will be to get ahead of the assault on reason yesterday's truck attack in Edmonton is bound to unleash.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing unification talks are proceeding behind closed doors in Alberta. Where is the promised grassroots process? Nowhere to be seen.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Apparently Ted Byfield, crusading far-right journalist, and David Eggen, Alberta education minister, only agree on one thing: How to pronounce Eggen.|
Canadians can be thankful for small, and probably temporary, mercies in wake of U.S. presidential debateDavid J. Climenhaga | As ungentlemanly as it may seem, Canadian political parties that ignore U.S. trends in campaign strategy do so at their own peril.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | To hear the reaction from the Outrage machine on the Internet, you would have thought environmentalist Tzeporah Berman was, well … an Orc!|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Apparently nostalgic, Kenney included a maudlin look back at the late premier Ralph Klein. "We miss you Ralph. My goodness, we miss you!"|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The game's afoot! Only, this time, with Jason Kenney at the table, it will mostly be played behind closed doors.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | In order to unite the right, Preston Manning is going to have to unite the fight to unite the right. That may be a tall order.|
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