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November 1988 federal election rally in Calgary. Front row: Mayor Ralph Klein, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Premier Don Getty. Photo: Government of Alberta/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | It's 2018 and we're starting to get a clearer impression of the true meaning of free trade with the United States. Thanks a load, Brian Mulroney!
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Lee Richardson
David J. Climenhaga | The fact a Tory stalwart is considering running for the Liberals in Calgary after a long career in Conservative ranks should tell you which way Canada's political wind is blowing.
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Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | There may be a deeper reason for Jason Kenney’s fears: the behaviour of his own supporters. His blame-the-Dippers strategy sounds a lot like a case of transference!
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Mel Hurtig (Photo by Alex Waterhouse-Hayward)
David J. Climenhaga | Mel Hurtig died yesterday in Vancouver. He was 84. He was a great Canadian. He will be missed.
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David J. Climenhaga | A lot of the New Democrats who gathered in Edmonton yesterday appear to be in a mood to smash some crockery. Enough aren't, though, to keep it interesting.
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Barry McNamar
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta Prosperity Fund's uninformative website tells very little about what the APF proposes to do and nothing at all about who is behind it.
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Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | Could Prime Minister Stephen Harper be asking, this time, too much of an electorate he treats like a bunch of dummies? Naw… What could possibly go wrong?
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Image: University of Lethbridge
David J. Climenhaga | Farewell to Jim Coutts, who died on New Year's Eve at 75. He played a big role in Canadian history, never forgot his hometown and made a big impression on this blogger.
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Allan Gregg
David J. Climenhaga | Former Tory pollster says Stephen Harper's government is guided by the belief "governments should be guided by what they believe is morally right, and not by reason and rational compromise."
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Calgary City Hall
David J. Climenhaga | The Manning Centre's "Municipal Governance Project" will give aid and comfort to market fundamentalists seeking municipal office -- starting in Calgary.