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daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: July 6 is Jason Kenney Day in Alberta Politics

Conservative Member of Parliament Jason Kenney is expected to announce his candidacy for the leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta tomorrow, July 6, in Calgary, deliver a speech in Grande Prairie that evening and then trave… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: July 6 is Jason Kenney Day in Alberta Politics

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Boring Jim Prentice might be what the Tories need

TweetLow turnout, lack of interest overshadows Prentice’s win The atmosphere was noticeably subdued as I walked into the large hall at Northlands Expo Centre that hosted the Progressive Conservative’s leadership event. It was 6:45 pm and there were probably 300 loyal party supporters scattered across the hall, which looked like it could comfortably fit 2,000. . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Boring Jim Prentice might be what the Tories need

Susan on the Soapbox: Ric McIver Stumbles…the PC Party Falls

“Closed-mindedness or intolerance have no place in the PC [party].” —The PC party’s response to Ric McIver’s participation in the March for Jesus led by anti-gay pastor Artur Pawlowski.

Instead of belabouring Ric McIver’s pathetic too-little, too-late apology for participating in last Sunday’s March for Jesus (led by Pastor Pawlowski who says gays are agents . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Ric McIver Stumbles…the PC Party Falls

Susan on the Soapbox: Thank You Alison Redford

Alison Redford did two things right during her short stint as Alberta’s 14th premier. She jumped before she was pushed and she implemented an expense disclosure policy that, like ball bearings underfoot, created chaos by exposing the PC government’s culture of entitlement in painstaking and petty detail.

The PC party was completely unprepared for the . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Thank You Alison Redford

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: 4 ways out of the PC leadership crisis

Tweet The increasingly public struggle between Premier Alison Redford and a group of disgruntled MLAs in the Progressive Conservative Party continues this week. Following Monday’s announcement by Calgary-Varsity PC MLA Donna Kennedy-Glans that she would sit as an Independent MLA, two more PC MLAs are publicly considering leaving. Edmonton-South West PC MLA Matt Jeneroux mused . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: 4 ways out of the PC leadership crisis

Alberta Diary: Worst political strategy ever: Alison Redford put on probation by Tory party big shots

Alberta Premier Alison Redford, as her party used to see her. (In the background, an ecstatic Thomas Lukaszuk.) Sad to say, this is another example of actual politicians not appearing exactly as illustrated. Below: Alison Redford, as Cruella de Vil, the way her party sees her now. Below her: Red Deer North MLA . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Worst political strategy ever: Alison Redford put on probation by Tory party big shots

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Does the PC Party have a revenue problem?

TweetDoes Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party have a “revenue problem?” According to reports from the Calgary Herald, that is how PC Party president Jim McCormick described his party’s financial situation in an email to party officials. The PC Party recently backed down from a plan its board of directors approved for the party to take a . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Does the PC Party have a revenue problem?

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Alberta Tories confused about illegal donations.

TweetCaught having accepted 45 prohibited donations from municipalities and publicly-funded institutions since 2009, the Progressive Conservative Association spent the past few days sending mixed messages whether it would or already had repaid the full amount of illegals funds as requested by Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer . Party officials previously stated the funds would be repayed, . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Alberta Tories confused about illegal donations.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: What the Heck? Tory tied to donation controversy now head of Alberta Economic Development Authority.

TweetVia the Edmonton Journal: Conservative linked to Katz donation named chairman of the Alberta Economic Development Authority BY KAREN KLEISS, EDMONTON JOURNAL JANUARY 30, 2013 EDMONTON – Premier Alison Redford has given a provincial political appointment to a veteran Conservative insider who allegedly brokered a $430,000 donation from Oilers owner and billionaire Daryl Katz. Media . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: What the Heck? Tory tied to donation controversy now head of Alberta Economic Development Authority.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Inside Baseball: Alberta’s conservative parties hold executive elections.

TweetFormer cabinet minister Ray Danyluk dropped out of race for the presidency of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party this week, prompting a few political insiders to ask the question “why was he running in the first place?” The recently defeated three-term Tory MLA from Lac La Biche-St. Paul joined the race to replace outgoing president Bill . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Inside Baseball: Alberta’s conservative parties hold executive elections.