Lawsuit and ASIRT investigation illuminate the Alberta Tory Party’s existential crisis

PHOTOS: Car 54 where are you? Somewhere in northeast Calgary, by the sound of it. Actual Calgary Police Service officers may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below, former

New Democrats to have real nomination battle in Calgary-Foothills riding

PHOTOS: Skilled polling technicians monitor the interactive voice response equipment the day before Canada Day. Actual Canadian pollsters may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: NDP Calgary-Foothills nomination

Alberta Liberals reject Laurie Blakeman’s call for Hail Mary pass to Alberta Party, choose David Swann as interim leader

PHOTOS: Interim Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann, grabbed from his website. Below: Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman and Alberta Party leader Greg Clark. Well, it seemed like a good idea

As soon as the NDP picks a new leader today, the party’s focus should turn to Edmonton-Whitemud – here’s why

After today, when the Alberta New Democratic Party has at long last chosen a leader to replace the retiring Brian Mason, she (or he) needs immediately to turn

Let’s hear a big welcome for Preston Manning, a fresh new voice in Canadian satirical writing!

“Cancer and lightning go where they want. So does political corruption.” — JAMES LEE BURKE, Wayfaring Stranger, 2014 In all the brouhaha over former Alberta premier Alison Redford’s appalling misuse of

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

CALGARY Could Ric McIver actually win the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership race? Or, to put that another way, could Jim Prentice lose? What’s more, he’s But if he astonished everyone by

Ric McIver needs to explain his longstanding connections to the ‘Progressive Group for Independent Business’ and its beliefs

Up to now, Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Ric McIver has quite successfully flown under the radar about his ideological beliefs. Indeed, very little has been written about what makes

Master of survey spinning takes potshot at poll showing Jim Prentice far ahead in Progressive Conservative leadership race

What would happen if a new poll put Thomas Lukaszuk in third place in the Tory leadership race? Oh, wait! The former labour minister is in third place. But

Missing: Any discussion of what drove the Hancock Government’s Bill 10 attack on legally enforceable contracts

Amid all the brouhaha in recent weeks over Bill 9, the Alberta Progressive Conservative government’s public service pension legislation, very little attention was paid to its private sector

Pension ‘reform’ effort likely dead as PC government and all opposition parties refer Bills 9 and 10 to committee

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford’s ill-conceived anti-union project is in shambles tonight, with an agreement to send two bills attacking public sector pensions to a legislative committee where

Calgary mayor hands Alberta PCs a ‘Get Out of Jail Card’ on public service pensions

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi handed Alberta Premier pro tempore Dave Hancock a Get Out of Jail Free card today. It may not seem that way at first blush, but

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

Alberta’s Municipal Affairs Minister If that’s the reason for Ken Hughes unexpectedly showing up in one of the back rows of the Legislature’s latest seating chart – he