Jason Kenney assigns United Conservative Party caucus critic roles; Brian Jean is so far out he’s practically in orbit!

PHOTOS: Brian Jean, looking as if he’s contemplating his future. Truth be told, your blogger has no idea what Mr. Jean was thinking about in this photo

Brian Jean makes it clear, any new Alberta conservative party will be the Wildrose Party

PHOTOS: Hate to burst your balloons, Tories, but Brian Jean says any new new united right-wing party will be the Wildrose Party, and nothing else. (Wildrose.ca photo.) Below:

Suspension of maverick MLA didn’t amount to much, even before Wildrose leader’s apparent flip-flop

PHOTOS: Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt appears to be ahead in the race with his party leader, Brian Jean, this past weekend at least. (Photo grabbed from Mr. Jean’s

Unite-the-left pot starts to boil in Alberta, whether progressive parties like it or not

PHOTOS: Edmonton-Centre Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman holds up a mirror to the Progressive Conservative Party’s cracked austerity policies at a recent demonstration. Yesterday she announced she’d be running

Alberta Diary is closed, but, like Gen. MacArthur, we (I) shall return … in 10 days

I had a friend who travelled to Portugal many years ago. Or maybe it was Brazil. Whatever, she brought back a poster torn from a lamppost that proclaimed

A question for Premier Dave Hancock: Who will rid Alberta’s Tories of their turbulent Education Minister?

Now that But back in the days when Alison Redford was premier and the Progressive Conservative government was in a state of open warfare with all manner of

Alternate Universe: 2012 effort to merge Alberta NDP and Liberals may have come closer than we thought

An effort to meld the Alberta New Democrats and the province’s Liberals into a single party may have come closer than many of us imagined in 2012, indeed