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Alberta Diary: Wildrose tells Craig Chandler to get lost; Tories might be smart to do the same

Craig B. Chandler in a portrait snatched from his Facebook Page. Below: Wildrose Opposition Leader Danielle Smith’s brisk communication to Mr. Chandler.

GRANDE PRAIRIE

If Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party leaders were smart, they’d quickly find a way to send the same message to Craig B. Chandler he just got from Opposition Leader Danielle . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Wildrose tells Craig Chandler to get lost; Tories might be smart to do the same

Alberta Diary: Former Aussie PM’s unintended message to Canadian progressives: coalitions work!

Former Australian PM John Howard at the Manning Centre’s Ottawa gabfest Sunday. Below: Tom Flanagan pictured on a button worn by many at Preston Manning’s “big-tent” conservative revival meeting, “Calgary School” professor Rainer Knopff seen in passing sporting his Flanagan button.

OTTAWA

Was former Australian PM John Howard sending Canadian conservatives a coded . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Former Aussie PM’s unintended message to Canadian progressives: coalitions work!

Alberta Diary: Wildrose rink lotto scheme: a new tax on the prodigal and the poor

Imagine the millions we can scoop up from the foolish and the intoxicated! Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith extemporizes on the advantages of using gambling to subsidize billionaires. Below: Drugstore and hockey billionaire Daryl Katz; former Wildrose candidate Pastor Alan Hunsperger.

It was almost a relief yesterday when Danielle Smith, leader of . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Wildrose rink lotto scheme: a new tax on the prodigal and the poor

Alberta Diary: Putting Christ back in Christmas: maybe Christians themselves need to ‘press reset’

Jesus, centre, separates the sheep from the goats. Don’t ask what happens to the goats. Below: St. Paul and modern Evangelical favourite Ayn Rand.

Today is Christmas, and thus an opportunity for many who think of themselves as adherents of the Christian faith to lecture everyone else sternly about the need to “put . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Putting Christ back in Christmas: maybe Christians themselves need to ‘press reset’

Alberta Diary: Is a Wildrose ‘coup d’etat’ in the works as blog claims? Not very likely

Shades of Videodrome: Wildrose Deputy Leader Rob Anderson listens to Danielle Smith on a mysterious video about goings on in the Wildrose Party emanating from a French online video site. Actual clips from the missing movie may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Blogger Kathleen Smith, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith, Progressive Conservative Premier Alison Redford … . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Is a Wildrose ‘coup d’etat’ in the works as blog claims? Not very likely

Alberta Diary: Family (values) feud: Wildrose so-cons start sniping at Wildrose neo-cons

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith: in trouble with her party’s social conservatives. Below: House Leader Rob Anderson.

And so it begins: Rob Anderson, an ambitious social-conservative in the Wildrose Opposition’s shadow cabinet has publicly fired a rocket at his leader after she changed her tune on whether a Wildrose government would allow public funding . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Family (values) feud: Wildrose so-cons start sniping at Wildrose neo-cons

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Wedge politics, not religious freedom, behind Danielle Smith’s refusal to apologize

Police officers walk in Saturday’s Pride Parade. Below: Danielle Smith, Alan Hunsperger.

Since she won’t apologize for remarks made by one of her candidates during the recent election campaign that many Albertans thought were offensive and anti-gay, Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith found herself trapped this week between a rock and a hard place.The . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Wedge politics, not religious freedom, behind Danielle Smith’s refusal to apologize

Alberta Diary: Wedge politics, not religious freedom, behind Danielle Smith’s refusal to apologize

Police officers walk in Saturday’s Pride Parade. Below: Danielle Smith, Alan Hunsperger.

Since she won’t apologize for remarks made by one of her candidates during the recent election campaign that many Albertans thought were offensive and anti-gay, Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith found herself trapped this week between a rock and a hard place.The . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Wedge politics, not religious freedom, behind Danielle Smith’s refusal to apologize