CBC reports that after 19 years as a Member of Parliament in Ottawa, former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney, 48, is considering entering provincial politics in Alberta. Postmedia’s Jen Gerson writes that he will not confirm whether this i… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: In or Out? Jason Kenney could have a rough landing into Alberta politics
Here, on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s decision (PDF) finding that the failure to provide equal child services for First Nations is a human rights breach which requires federal action at law – rather than merely a moral failure which has too oft… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day
The other day I wrote a post complaining about the way all the MSM reporters on a Power and Politics panel, had dumped on a group of civil servants for giving Justin Trudeau a warm welcome when he visited their building.Accusing them of being "biased" and calling their behaviour "disgusting."When in fact it was . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jen Gerson’s Bizarre Attack on Canada’s Civil Servants
And then there were five: The Wildrose caucus back before it experienced civil war, desertions and mass defections, including that of its leader, the woman in red above. Below: former NDP leader Brian Mason and current Leader Rachel Notley; effective Liberal MLAs David Swann and Hugh Macdonald.
One of the more irritating byproducts . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Enough with the fantasy Wildrose was Alberta’s best opposition, already! It’s baloney!
Former NDP leader Brian Mason in a couple of typical poses, above and below. I’ll bet you didn’t know he was a terrific political blogger too!
Jim Prentice is Alberta’s first Wildrose premier and he will soon call a snap election to ensure he can push forward a Wildrose program of using temporarily . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Blogger Brian Mason explains why Jim Prentice, ‘Alberta’s first Wildrose premier,’ is preparing to call a snap election
Alberta Premier Alison Redford, left, glares at Rob Anders, far right (as it were), Canada’s Worst MP, as challenger Ron Liepert, centre, with an unidentified vole who is not authorized to speak on the record, look on. Actual Alberta politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated, but pretty much. Below: The real Rob . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: NDP-Grit coalition to defeat Rob Anders? Unlikely! This is a Tory civil war
TweetSwinging at the chance to bloody their opposition, Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives are trying to make a connection in Albertans minds between automated robocalls made on behalf of the Wildrose Party and controversial robocalls made by Conservative Party organizers in Ontario. It’s a stretch. Last week the Wildrose Party was fined $90,000 by the Canadian Radio . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Doug Griffiths leads unconvincing charge against Wildrose robocalls.
The televised leaders' debate starts tonight at 6:30pm.
Tonight’s hotly anticipated televised Leaders’ Debate will be the first time that the four main party leaders have debated each other in this format. All eyes will be on Progressive Conservative Premier Alison Redford and Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith, but do not count out . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: sparks will fly as party leaders take off their gloves at tonight’s “make or break” televised debate.