Dave Hancock, Alberta’s second-to-last Progressive Conservative premier, named by NDP as Provincial Court judge

PHOTOS: Dave Hancock as premier, in pink shirt at left, at the Edmonton Pride Parade in June 2014. With him are former Edmonton City Councillor Michael Phair

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How low can Jim go? I mean, seriously, how low can he go?

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What Would Ralph Do? Faced with plummeting oil prices, as a matter of fact, he taxed and spent

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That Portrait of a Certain Lady: a bargain for Albertans at $12,000? Or not?

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Could Ric McIver still win the Alberta Tory leadership race? Actually, yes, he could!

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Municipal Affairs Minister Ken Hughes quits Alberta cabinet – presumably to run for PC leadership

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Tales from the Tory crypt: Apres Alison le deluge

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