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Preston Manning, right, Godfather of the Canadian Right, with Ron Paul, at left, the batty uncle of the American right wing, at the 2013 Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
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.
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Alberta Education Minister David Eggen. Image: David Climenhaga
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.
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Jason Kenney. Image: michael_swan/flickr
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.
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Photo: Premier of Alberta/Flickr
David 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.
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Jagmeet Singh/Photo: NDP.ca
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.
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Image: Facebook/Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing unification talks are proceeding behind closed doors in Alberta. Where is the promised grassroots process? Nowhere to be seen.
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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.
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David 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.
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Tzeporah Berman
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!
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Jason Kenney Presser
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!"
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David J. Climenhaga | The game's afoot! Only, this time, with Jason Kenney at the table, it will mostly be played behind closed doors.
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Preston Manning
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.