Re-stating the obvious: elections matter, and the Alberta NDP victory on May 5, 2015, proves it

PHOTOS: Rachel Notley celebrates her victory on the night of May 5, 2015. Below: Ms. Notley again, the same night, still celebrating; defeated Progressive Conservative Premier Jim Prentice

For a mild-mannered guy, Stephen Khan’s farewell to the PC leadership race was remarkably blunt

PHOTOS: Former Progressive Conservative Leadership candidate Stephen Khan in the Legislature as St. Albert’s MLA in February 2012. Below: PC leadership candidate Jason Kenney, former candidate Sandra Jansen,

If Jason Kenney’s anti-abortion views don’t matter, why are anti-choice activists supporting him so enthusiastically?

PHOTOS: The young Jason Kenney, speaking out to the San Francisco CNN station against the right of pro-choice activists even to speak in support of their views on

‘I had an abortion and I thank God I was able to,’ says MLA, pointedly asking Jason Kenney: ‘Pro-choice or not?’

PHOTOS: St. Albert MLA Marie Renaud. Below: A young Jason Kenney in a 1990 TV interview, Archbishop Emeritus John R. Quinn of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and

Picking a cabinet is never an easy job – it’ll be tougher, with higher stakes, for Rachel Notley

It’s a pretty safe bet these four MLAs will be in the Notley Government’s first cabinet. From left to right, Deron Bilous, Brian Mason, David Eggen and, of

If anything, the headlines are getting worse for Jim Prentice and Alberta’s faltering PCs

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Jim Prentice just hasn’t been getting the good headlines a guy in his position would normally be looking for at a time like this. Typical

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,

Shelley Biermanski as Wildrose candidate in St. Albert? Not a certainty, maybe, but an intriguing possibility

PHOTOS: The apparently seldom photographed Shelley Biermanski, at left, with some of the usual suspects at a past St. Albert election forum (St. Albert Gazette photo). Below: Ms.

Will it take a miracle to elect New Democrat Marie Renaud as St. Albert’s MLA? Maybe, but you just never can tell …

PHOTOS: NDP candidate Marie Renaud at yesterday’s St. Albert constituency association meeting. Below: Constituency association president Andrew Traynor and St. Albert Progressive Conservative MLA Stephen Khan. ST. ALBERT, Alberta Miracles