Preston Manning and his then-protégé Stephen Harper back in the day. Below: Mr. Manning as he now appears (United Church Observer photo): Alberta premier E.C. Manning, Preston Manning’s father; Mr. Harper as a Reform Party candidate.
Nowadays, folks think of Preston Manning as a benign force in Canadian politics – possibly because of his scratchy voice and grandfatherly demeanour, and partly because on a personal level he is most certainly an honourable person.
This is a dangerous misunderstanding.
It’s worth remembering that while the former Reform Party of Canada leader may not be a sinner, he is certainly no
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Former Premier Peter Lougheed surveys the troubled scene in Alberta before endorsing Alison Redford. Some gods may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Lougheed and Premiers William Aberhart and E.C. Manning.
The Big Guy has spoken. And he says: “Vote for Alison Redford.”
I don’t mean God. Bigger than God … and with a way better reputation around here. Look up! Look waaaaaaay up!
I’m talking about Peter Lougheed.
Peter Lougheed, the first Progressive Conservative premier of Alberta, who started it all 41 years ago, has entered the fray, coming down from Mount Olympus in Calgary
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