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Manning Centre founder and former Reform party leader Preston Manning. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | File under unsolved political mysteries: career changes by Stephen Harper, Preston Manning and Andrew Weaver. Whatever can they mean?
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Preston Manning in 2013. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Good rarely results from Manning's interventions in politics, so don't expect positive results from his appointment by Jason Kenney to new "fair deal panel."
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Preston Manning in 2013 (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | The Canadian right has turned its back on "green capitalism" and opted for belligerence and denial. This will not pay off for them.
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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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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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Kevin O'Leary. Photo: Ontario Chamber of Commerce/flickr
Duncan Cameron | With the withdrawal of Kevin O'Leary from the Conservative leadership race, the CPC avoids doing damage to itself. But can they make a choice that does not promise damage to others?
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Kevin O'Leary
David J. Climenhaga | A good news-bad news story for Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier -- Kevin O’Leary was his chief competitor; O'Leary's endorsement isn't going to help.
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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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Alison Redford (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | Conservatives motor to easy by-election wins in Calgary; third inquiry clears Alison Redford; Brad hits the Wall; and Kenney fink-call plan keeps falling flat.
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At right, Calgary-Fish Creek PC MLA Richard Gotfried (from his Facebook page).
David J. Climenhaga | There is part of a long tradition in Alberta politics of dubious Russian political metaphors. PC MLA Richard Gotfried is the latest politician to yield to this temptation.
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David J. Climenhaga | Kenney's pending victory as Alberta PC leader another attempt on Manning's part to Unite the Right in Wild Rose Country.
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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.