Brian Jean, former Opposition leader and unsuccessful contender to lead United Conservative Party, quits Alberta politics

PHOTOS: Brian Jean, when he was still running for the leadership of the United Conservative Party in 2017. Below: Mr. Jean feeling the love during the race

Wildrose shadow shuffle leaves Derek Fildebrandt in finance; Brian Jean rumoured eyeing shuffle off to Wood Buffalo

PHOTOS: Yon Fildebrandt has that lean and hungry look … Wildrose Leader Brian Jean, right, and his finance critic, still, Derek Fildebrandt, in happier times. Below: Wildrose MLAs

Clown costumes verboten today in Fort Mac schools … but are Canadians safe when costumed mimes can walk our streets?

PHOTOS: Mump and Smoot, Edmonton’s clowns of horror. They’re not welcome in Fort McMurray’s public schools today. Below: Something new to worry about … the New York subway’s

Brian Jean’s crack about beating Rachel Notley may have ended his hopes to lead Alberta’s right

PHOTOS: Opposition Leader Brian Jean, haunted by the radicalism of his own rural-dominated party, now looks like he’s stumbled into the same snake pit of anger and misogyny.

A spectre is haunting Alberta, and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean wants to assure you it’s not him!

PHOTOS: The plot thickens … like the gravy at a certain truck stop restaurant. The spectral presences of Jason Kenney and Stephen Harper eating breakfast are not quite

The Brian Jean Story: we’ve heard about the rags … why not the riches?

PHOTOS: Brian Jean in a screen grab taken during last Thursday’s Alberta leaders’ TV debate. Below: Mr. Jean with his mother, successful Fort McMurray businesswoman Frances Jean (grabbed

Climate change divestment movement gains ground in church – but not in Canadian media or political circles

CALGARY When retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited Alberta’s Tarpatch capital of Fort McMurray last month and About the kindest thing said about the retired Anglican churchman by

Happy Canada Day from the prime minister of Canada and the premier of Alberta, channeled by Perfesser Dave

Happy Canada Day! Perfesser Dave, here, the political predictions guy, speaking on behalf of my friends Stephen Harper and David Hancock, who weren’t available to talk to you last

Big by-election in Fort McMurray? Never mind that! As goes Macleod, so goes Alberta…

If the good people of Fort McMurray climb out of bed this morning and decide to elect a Liberal to represent them in Parliament, there will be shock,

What happens now that we know there really is a cancer cluster in Fort Chip? Nothing?

Alberta’s chief medical officer has Fort Chip, as it is often known, has long been a subject of controversy about the health impacts of bitumen sands development because

Back to the future with Guy Boutilier: a run to be Fort Mac’s MP looks to be in the cards

Guy Boots, Member of Parliament? Why not? When you think about it, At least, he was until he wasn’t. But depend on it, the last mayor of Fort Mac and

Small changes may signal glimmer of awareness of trouble ahead among rank and file Tory MLAs

Opposition political operatives in Alberta spent an entertaining weekend poking through the entrails of the Progressive Conservative government’s Sunshine List, noticing cool things to mention like the fact