calgaryliberal.com: Liberal Leadership ’13: We Don’t Really Know What’s Going to Happen

If anyone thinks they know what’s going to be the end result in the Liberal leadership contest (which just had its new rules announced) they’re dead wrong. Nobody knows what is going to happen. The National Post is dead wrong when they write that there is a predestined winner of this race. Why? The Liberals ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Alberta could do much worse than have Alison Redford as premier – and tomorrow it probably will

Alison Redford during Thursday’s TV debate. (Edmonton Journal photo.) Below: The other Iron Lady. If television debates mattered, Alison Redford would win the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership vote tomorrow hands down. She certainly turned in a more impressive performance than either of her two fellow candidates (in every sense of the phrase) in Thursday evening’s ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The Alberta Tory leadership race, Round 2: Still close … but not too close to call

The final moments of the Progressive Conservative leadership race: politically engaged Albertans may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Remaining candidates Gary Mar, Alison Redford and Doug Horner. With two weeks of electioneering to go until the final ballot in the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership election, any of the three candidates still standing after Saturday’s ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The ‘Freddy Lee’ Loser Factor: Albertans plain didn’t like a sneak

Finalists Gary Mar, Alison Redford and Doug Horner. The remaining Alberta Progressive Conservative candidates are, well, pretty much exactly as illustrated! Below: Dr. Freddy Lee Morton. Never mind the winner. Yeah, Calgary lawyer Gary Mar got way more votes than anyone else – enough to clinch it decisively had Alberta’s Conservative leadership ballot count last ...

CalgaryLiberal: A Post-Jack NDP: If the NDP were a stock I’d be shorting them

Jack Layton, long time NDP leader, died on August 22nd. He brought the NDP from 13 seats and 8.9% of the vote under Alexa McDonough to his stupendous 2011 results of 103 seats and 30.63% of the vote. He pulled the party from a million Canadians voting for him to four-and-a-half million. And it was ...

CalgaryLiberal: Alberta Liberal Leadership Contest Questionnaire

Last Friday I sent out a 50-question survey to the four current leadership candidates who are gunning for the leadership of the Alberta Liberal Party. Since then I have heard back from two of the leadership camps (the Payne campaign and the Sherman campaign) with commitments that they’ll be filling it out and sending it ...