The last political act of 2014: The Wizard of Ozberta reveals all without even blushing

What was really interesting and possibly unique about the final political act of 2014 here in Ozberta was that it didn’t take Dorothy, Toto and their three metaphorical friends to

The last political act of 2014: The Wizard of Ozberta reveals all without even blushing!

PHOTOS: Premier Jim Prentice at work behind the blue curtain. Below: It’s going to take heart, brains and courage for us Ozbertans to do something about the current

Guest post: Alberta’s NDP can make the Wildrose collapse work for them, but it’ll be hard work

Guest post by John Ashton An awful lot of New Democrats are asking if the Tory tomfoolery with Wildrose MLAs should cause the Alberta NDP faithful to be filled with horrific

Guest post: Alberta’s NDP can make the Wildrose collapse work for them, but it’ll be hard work

PHOTO: Alberta NDP supporters. Does their party have a future? Guest poster John Ashton, a former NDP caucus staffer, says it does - if supporters are willing to

Notice to my loyal readers: Those problems with the new site: we’re working on them …

Thanks to all of you who have asked if the new site at AlbertaPolitics.ca has been hacked or wondered what is going on. It’s not a hack, it’s a

This is the last post on Alberta Diary, sort of: Welcome to AlbertaPolitics.ca

Maybe it’s evidence of the “seven year itch”? Leastways, it was seven years ago on Dec. 31, 2007, that I started this blog, promising commentary on

An important message for the readers of Alberta Diary – welcome to AlbertaPolitics.ca

PHOTOS:  Your blogger with Alberta Premier Jim Prentice. Below: Your blogger with another Alberta premier, whose name escapes him at the moment, and with a former Alberta opposition

Alberta, I give you Alison Redford, Person of the Year for 2014!

PHOTOS: Former premier Alison Redford at the moment of her leadership campaign victory in 2011. Below: Former opposition leader Danielle Smith in a typical campaign pose last summer. Back

The PM’s Christmas Message reimagined: What are Canadians willing to do about our most dangerous Arctic enemy?

A Christmas Message from the Prime Minister of All the Canadas: It’s Christmas, and despite the best efforts of our gallant flyboys in their ancient CF-18s, which I intend

Enough with the fantasy Wildrose was Alberta’s best opposition, already! It’s baloney!

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.

Jim Prentice revealed as Hayek ‘disciple’; Heather Forsyth to lead Wildrose rump; Preston Manning says he’s sorry … and more!

A crowd of typical Albertans reacts to the news Danielle Smith and most of her caucus have gone and joined Premier Jim Prentice’s PCs. Below: Mr. Prentice; neoliberal

Never mind the Mudville Nine: Nothing has changed, nothing ever will, that is all!

“Your health. Our promise.” It’s March 1, 2013, and then-premier Alison Redford announces plans to build a new cancer treatment facility in Calgary to replace the grubby and