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Alberta Politics: Does the federal Tory pivot toward Alberta show they’ve given up on power in Ottawa?

PHOTOS: Stephen Harper, the former prime minister, not exactly as he appeared at the Conservative Party’s Calgary Stampede barbecue last night, but close enough. Below: Jason Kenney, Mr. Harper’s former sidekick in Ottawa, whom the former PM endors… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Does the federal Tory pivot toward Alberta show they’ve given up on power in Ottawa?

Alberta Diary: Edmonton New Democrat David Eggen is first to join Alberta’s only interesting political leadership race

David Eggen at the Legislature, hanging around with your blogger. Below: the Alberta NDP Legislative caucus, from left to right, Deron Bilous, Brian Mason, David Eggen and Rachel Notley.

The latest Alberta political leadership candidate says his name means “the sharp end of the axe” in Norwegian, which would sound more sinister in . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Edmonton New Democrat David Eggen is first to join Alberta’s only interesting political leadership race

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Hope and Debt

TweetThe political battle between the Wildrose opposition and long-governing Progressive Conservatives continued today as the Legislative Assembly resumed for the fall sitting. Debt was the biggest issue of the day. Wildrose leader Danielle Smith jumped at the opportunity to make light of comments Premier Alison Redford made that compared the government’s decision to accept debt . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Hope and Debt

Alberta Diary: Are rats abandoning a sinking Alberta Tory ship? The evocative departure of Doug Elniski

Doug Elniski, back and centre, always the tallest guy in the room, at Alison Redford’s side on Oct. 2, 2011. Below: Kirk Patterson aboard Silk Purse somewhere, by the look of the clipping snatched from his Facebook page, in Japan; the ingenious Sir Winston Churchill.

My university friend Kirk Patterson, who is alone . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Are rats abandoning a sinking Alberta Tory ship? The evocative departure of Doug Elniski

Alberta Diary: Ex PC MLA speaks: Fear and loathing on the Alberta Conservative trail

Conservatives get together to discuss their futures in Alberta. Political figures may not be entirely as illustrated. Below: Former MLA Doug Elniski.

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Doug Elniski is a nice guy … for an Alberta Tory … and he’ll tell you that himself. But take it from me, it’s true.

The former Progressive Conservative . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Ex PC MLA speaks: Fear and loathing on the Alberta Conservative trail

Alberta Diary: Ex-MLA speaks: Fear and loathing in the Redford Government’s back rooms

Ex-MLA relations in the government of Alberta Premier Alison Redford. Alberta politicians may not be entirely as illustrated. Below: Former MLA Doug Elniski.

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Doug Elniski is a nice guy … for an Alberta Tory … and he’ll tell you that himself. But take it from me, it’s true.

The former Progressive Conservative . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Ex-MLA speaks: Fear and loathing in the Redford Government’s back rooms

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Pride Festival’s political participants a positive sign of the times

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith is imagined being welcomed to Saturday’s Edmonton Pride Festival as Premier Alison Redford and Deputy Premier Tom Lukaszuk, at left, look on. In the event, Alberta political leaders may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: former politician Doug Elniski, cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead and so-con MP Stephen Woodworth.

It’s a . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Pride Festival’s political participants a positive sign of the times

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: 15 races to watch in alberta’s 2012 election.

In the lead up to the Alberta’s 2012 election, I have identified fifteen constituencies across the province that could produce interesting contests and results when the election is called.

15 races to watch in Alberta's 2012 election.

1) Highwood The Wildrose Party has staked their future in the success of leader Danielle Smith and . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: 15 races to watch in alberta’s 2012 election.