Derek Fildebrandt, UCP ‘liberty’ advocate, calls for return to ugly 1940s labour relations, labour studies professor says

PHOTOS: The late Jim Prentice, during his successful 2014 campaign to lead the Progressive Conservative Party, with supporters in Edmonton. Below: Anti-union “liberty conservative” Derek Fildebrandt, NDP Premier

Portrait unveiling stands in for the fond official farewell former premier Dave Hancock never had from his PCs

PHOTOS: Former Alberta Premier Dave Hancock in a typical pose, as he addresses the crowd at the unveiling of his official portrait yesterday. Below: The portrait, by artist

For the sake of a healthy democracy, Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission needs to extend submissions deadline

PHOTOS: Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley … where your vote counts for more than  double! (Town of Fairview photo.) Below: Progress Alberta’s Duncan Kinney, NDP House Leader Brian Mason, Justice Myra

Five years ago today, Alison Redford was sworn in as premier of Alberta … and the wheels fell off the Tory bus

PHOTOS: Alison Redford takes the oath of office as Alberta’s 14th premier. Below: Ms. Redford speaks her first words as premier of Alberta and is greeted by enthusiastic

Tory sale of government air fleet was a terrible business decision, executed incompetently

PHOTOS: Not this Beechcraft King Air, maybe, but three a lot like it are now plying the friendly skies of North Dakota, which is a great deal for

Whither Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives? Nowhere, probably …

PHOTOS: Potential supporters eye all that’s left of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, metaphorically speaking, after Jim Prentice got finished driving it off the tracks. Below: Mr. Prentice

Math is difficult; electoral calculus for Alberta’s Tories is getting harder by the day

PHOTOS: Tough, skeptical questions from the crowd in St. Albert, top and bottom. In the middle: NDP candidate Marie Renaud, PC MLA Steve Khan, Wildrose candidate Shelley Biermanski,

Alison Redford returns and tells us to look in the mirror for the reasons for her fall

PHOTOS: Alison Redford leaves Government House on March 13, 2014, supposedly with a “work plan” she must fulfill to keep her job. A week later, she had been

Forget tough talk on public sector salaries for now, another legislative pillar of the Redford Government topples

PHOTO: Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, flanked by Finance Minister Robin Campbell and Labour Minister Ric McIver, lays out the reasons he’d dumping the Redford Government’s Bill 45 at

Case closed: Mounties end Alison Redford investigation, not with a bang but a whimper

PHOTOS: Alison Redford. As predicted long ago in this space, the Mounties have better things to do than investigate the former premier of Alberta. Below: Former premier pro

End of an era in Alberta politics: Former health minister Fred Horne, last of the ‘4H Club,’ says he’s quitting too

PHOTOS: Premier Jim Prentice bowls a strike … as Fred Horne, last of the Alberta legislature’s fabled “4H Club,” goes flying along with Ken Hughes, Dave Hancock and

How the mighty have fallen: former finance minister Doug Horner pulls the plug on provincial politics

PHOTOS: Doug Horner in his heyday. Below: He contemplates his future in the wee hours of Oct. 3, 2011, as Alison Redford comes to terms at the same