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Alberta Diary: The Annals of Irony: Those alleged Wildrose caucus recordings and Danielle Smith’s 1999 school board ‘opposition research’ escapade

A mean note found in a trashcan or a coffee cup and reassembled. Actual mean notes found in actual trashcans may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Former Wildrose MLA Joe Anglin, Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith, former Calgary Herald editorial page editor Peter Stockland, former Calgary Liberal candidate and public school trustee . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The Annals of Irony: Those alleged Wildrose caucus recordings and Danielle Smith’s 1999 school board ‘opposition research’ escapade

Susan on the Soapbox: Jim Prentice’s First Week in Office–Straight out of the Corporate Playbook

“As of this moment, Alberta is under new management.” — Jim Prentice, 16th Premier of Alberta*

Transition. There’s nothing more unsettling; no, strike that, nerve-wracking, for an organization than a change-out of senior leadership, particularly when the old leader is universally regarded as an abject failure (will I be condemned by association?) and the . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Jim Prentice’s First Week in Office–Straight out of the Corporate Playbook

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Jim Prentice appoints another Pipeline Focused Cabinet

TweetAs he prepared to be sworn-in as the 16th Premier of Alberta at Government House today, Jim Prentice aimed to project the image of a leader who is in command and in control of the situation. And today’s tightly controlled cabinet shuffle achieved that goal. Unlike previous cabinet shuffles, the news around today’s appointments were . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Jim Prentice appoints another Pipeline Focused Cabinet

Alberta Diary: Democracy, Alberta-style: Voters can have any policy they want, as long as it’s Conservative

The Alberta government bargaining team on their way to talks with the Alberta Teachers Association in their Model-T, coloured black. Actual Alberta labour relations specialists may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Education Minister Jeff Johnson and industrialist Henry Ford.

In Alberta, it appears you now have more power as the president of . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Democracy, Alberta-style: Voters can have any policy they want, as long as it’s Conservative

calgaryliberal.com: You should be concerned: Trustee Election 2013

With the mayoral race likely being a snoozer this year (87% favorables for the reigning Mayor does that) the media and people engaged in the political process will likely focus on some key council races. But did you know that there’s an elected board in Calgary that has had acclaimed races and oversees more than . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: You should be concerned: Trustee Election 2013