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Alberta Politics: Deplorable Wildrose attack on new government negotiator offers a glimpse of what party leaders really think

PHOTOS: Kevin Davediuk, whose appointment as a senior public sector negotiator by the Alberta Government was announced on March 9. (Screenshot of Global News broadcast.) Below: Recently retired Canadian ambassador to the United States Gary Doer and the… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Deplorable Wildrose attack on new government negotiator offers a glimpse of what party leaders really think

Alberta Politics: Alberta’s climate-change strategy: Rachel Notley builds a coalition of big business, environmentalists and civil society

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley with leaders of the remarkable coalition on climate change her NDP government has built (Government of Alberta Photo). Below: Brian Jean, Alberta’s complaint-of-the-day Opposition leader; Gary Doer, three-term ND… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Alberta’s climate-change strategy: Rachel Notley builds a coalition of big business, environmentalists and civil society

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Tom Mulcair Prepares To Leave?

Listing the highlights of your political career is like picking the tunes for your Greatest Hits album, right?  Its what you do when you are done.  And, weirdly enough, Gary Doer is coming back home.

Coincidence?

Alberta Diary: Message to Gary Doer: Now might be a good time to place a call to Ottawa, before you have to cross a picket line!

Canadian diplomats, as seen in the public’s imagination and doubtless as they will soon be portrayed by the Harper Government. Actual Canadian diplomats abroad do not appear quite as illustrated, even when dressed casually for picket line duty. Below: Gary Doer, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States; Treasury Board President Tony Clement.

The . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Message to Gary Doer: Now might be a good time to place a call to Ottawa, before you have to cross a picket line!

Calgary Grit: The Changing Face of Provincial Politics

Gary Doer, Bernard Lord, and Dalton McGuinty

With Dalton McGuinty’s abrupt resignation, Stephen Harper has now outlasted every sitting Premier in power when he took office. Hell, Alberta has seen two regicides during this period:

John Hamm (succeeded by Rodney MacDonald in 2006, who was defeated by Darrel Dexter in 2009) Bernard Lord . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: The Changing Face of Provincial Politics

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Viva Manitoba? Much news of latest Orange Wave fails to reach Alberta

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger in Winnipeg in June. The icon to his left indicates women voters, who were obviously paying attention. Leastways, the people have spoken and he is still premier. Below: Former Manitoba premier Gary Doer with some guy, a F… . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Viva Manitoba? Much news of latest Orange Wave fails to reach Alberta

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2012: Notable By Omission

After two posts outlining possible candidates for the NDP’s impending leadership race, I’ve thus far avoided mentioning the prospective candidate who’s been on the receiving end of both media adulation and a blogger’s plea to stay far, far away. So I’l… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2012: Notable By Omission

bastard.logic: Gary Don’t. Please, Just Don’t.

by matttbastard I have no clue who I’m going to endorse for the NDP leadership — but I sure as shit know which potential candidate will never, ever receive a vote from yours truly: sellout 3rd way posterchild Gary Doer, who has … Continue reading . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Gary Don’t. Please, Just Don’t.

CalgaryGrit: Where do they go from here?

After a week of tributes and mourning, the talk in Ottawa is sure to turn to “what now” this week, as the NDP begins the process of replacing Jack Layton. Of course, some did not wait that long. Anonymous NDP insiders let it be known that Brian Topp w… . . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: Where do they go from here?

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: a walk along portage and main.

I took a walk along Winnipeg’s infamous Portage and Main this afternoon. It being the month of June, I did not have the pleasure of experiencing the cold weather that has made the intersection a predictable question in the Canadian version of Trivial Pursuit. What I did find was an interesting downtown urban landscape that […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: a walk along portage and main.

Right of Center Ice: Jack saw the high road and said, "Nah."

Today’s Winnipeg Free Press continued to follow the latest insanity rising from the Bloc Quebecois.

Sidenote: Someone should pass a memo to Gilles reminding him that he represents the majority of Quebecois about as much as Harper represents the rest of Canada (38.1% and 37.6% respectively).

My favourite part of the Free Press article . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: Jack saw the high road and said, "Nah."