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Alberta Politics: Inside baseball: Legislature picks Speaker; Albertans to get first glimpse of NDP policy Monday

PHOTOS: Opposition Leader Brian Jean, at left, and Premier Rachel Notley, far right, drag the new Speaker, Medicine Hat MLA Bob Wanner, to his chair, a tradition dating to the days when chairing the Legislature wasn’t as desirable a job as it is today. Below: Another shot of Mr. Wanner, like the one above provided . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Inside baseball: Legislature picks Speaker; Albertans to get first glimpse of NDP policy Monday

The Tory Pirate - Politics & Policy: Electoral Reform: Bennett Method 2.0

Note: An earlier version of this article had a calculation error in regards to the Bloc Quebecois. I have corrected it and added additional information in italics regarding calculating voting power.

I have been posting about electoral reform for a while now. Mostly this has been concerning a new system I devised which I named . . . → Read More: The Tory Pirate – Politics & Policy: Electoral Reform: Bennett Method 2.0

ParliamANT Hill: ConservAntives attempt to dodge vote on NDP bid to boost Speaker’s powers

Inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservatives-attempt-to-dodge-vote-on-ndp-bid-to-boost-speaker-s-powers-1.2781264

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/paul-calandra-apologizes-for-non-answers-as-sources-pin-blame-on-pmo-1.2779046

Left Over: RoboCalls vs SnailMail…..No Traction without Distraction…

NDP mass mailings broke House rules, Speaker confirms House administrators to advise all-party Board of Internal Economy on possible remedies

By Kady O’Malley, CBC News Posted: Jun 03, 2014 9:39 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 03, 2014 9:39 AM ET

Another fascinating chapter in the Con strategy of distracting from . . . → Read More: Left Over: RoboCalls vs SnailMail…..No Traction without Distraction…

The Scott Ross: Trudeau Was Conservative With Nonprofit

In the free market prices reflect demand, instead of choosing a few events to speak at arbitrarily, Justin Trudeau set a price to attend those gatherings that wanted him the most. This method of relying on market prices to benefit charities and businesses is a rather conservative idea.

So yes before he was Liberal Leader . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Trudeau Was Conservative With Nonprofit

The Scott Ross: Trudeau Was Conservative With Nonprofit

In the free market prices reflect demand, instead of choosing a few events to speak at arbitrarily, Justin Trudeau set a price to attend those gatherings that wanted him the most. This method of relying on market prices to benefit charities and busines… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Trudeau Was Conservative With Nonprofit

Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Maybe I’m starting to sound like a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy but that’s only because…I’m a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy! How can you not be when she gets up in the House, as she did Monday, and makes an epic speech like this?

The main point of her “point of order” is that the Conservative . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Maybe I’m starting to sound like a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy but that’s only because…I’m a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy! How can you not be when she gets up in the House, as she did Monday, and makes an epic speech like this?

The main point of her “point of order” is that the Conservative . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Zwozdesky’s in, Kowalski’s out and all’s right with the Tory universe

Gene Zwozdesky, Alberta’s new Speaker, with your blogger and a Speech from the Throne … though not today’s.

This compliment may come out sounding a little more backhanded than intended, but the Alberta Legislature could have done a lot worse than choose someone like Gene Zwozdesky to wear the Speaker’s three-cornered hat, as its MLAs . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Zwozdesky’s in, Kowalski’s out and all’s right with the Tory universe

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Choosing a Speaker for Alberta: Your chance to vote … sort of

Your blogger with yet another of the candidates to be called Mr. Speaker, the dulcetly mellifluous Gene Zwozdesky, looking none too thrilled about this photo opportunity in Speakerly garb.

I have been surprised by the amount of interested generated by my post suggesting there is a three-way or possibly four-way race for the job . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Choosing a Speaker for Alberta: Your chance to vote … sort of

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Calculating the odds in the race for Alberta’s Legislative Speaker

Your blogger with Robin Campbell, Ken Kowalski’s possible replacement as Speaker of the Alberta Legislature. Below: Laurie Blakeman, Gene Zwozdesky, and Wayne Cao with you-know-who.

JASPER, Alberta

Just when you thought it was safe to go out of the house again, there’s another election!

But you don’t get to vote in this one, even though . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Calculating the odds in the race for Alberta’s Legislative Speaker