Jason Kenney tries to look tough, but that ship’s already sailed with Rachel Notley at the helm

PHOTOS: The real Rachel Notley, looking tough and determined, as she is. Below: The new slimmed down, but still not very scary looking, Jason Kenney, trying

Get ready for the kinder, gentler Jason Kenney as United Conservative Party leader pivots toward the rhetorical centre

PHOTOS: Get ready for the new, kinder, gentler Jason Kenney. Below: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley; Mr. Kenney, who is about to be sworn in as the leader

Discomfort about UCP Leader Jason Kenney’s relationship with the truth winkles into respectable circles

PHOTOS: Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party and, if things go as expected on Thursday, leader of the Opposition soon thereafter. Below: Alberta commentators Susan

Who benefits more from the PC takeover of the Alberta Party – the governing NDP or the Opposition UCP?

PHOTOS: Opposition members in the Alberta Legislature as seen by many of their critics. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons.) Actual UCP Caucus members may not appear exactly as illustrated.

Year after year, about now, Alberta conservatives shoot themselves in the same foot

PHOTOS: Then-Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle, leader Danielle Smith and Jeff Wilson (in Wildrose T-shirts behind the sign) take part in the August 2014 Calgary Pride parade. Below: Wildrose

Notley Government channels Lougheed to protect Alberta jobs and services, dumps medical lab privatization ‘experiment’

PHOTOS: Medical lab techs examine a specimen, perhaps appearing not exactly as illustrated nowadays. Below: Alberta NDP Health Minister Sarah Hoffman, former PC health minister Stephen Mandel, Alberta

Former Wildrose House leader Rob Anderson to test blogging as a cure for politics

PHOTOS: Former Wildrose House Leader Rob Anderson in the steps of the Alberta Legislature in November 2014, joining union members protesting against Tory premier Alison Redford’s anti-union legislation.

Alberta NDP fields full slate for the provincial election that’s expected to be called today

PHOTOS: NDP Leader Rachel Notley speaks with a throng of media yesterday in East Edmonton, telling them her party will field a full slate of 87 candidates in

Get ready to welcome Danielle Smith to Alberta’s blogging elite!

PHOTOS: Danielle Smith gets to work as a member of Alberta’s blogging elite, a group of people really on the move. Actual unenthusiastic Alberta political figures with word-processing

What really matters to the Prentice Government? Market fundamentalism is pivotal, social conservatism is not

PHOTOS: “This round, Jim, just bob and weave. No freakin’ mirrors!” Strategists from the Premier’s Office and Navigator Ltd. advise Premier Jim Prentice, centre, on today’s second go-round

Revolving door still spinning at Alberta Health Services executive suite in wake of $3-billion ‘Sonic boom’

Rick Trimp, who most recently was Alberta Health Services’ vice-president of province-wide clinical supports, programs and services and before that was briefly the organization’s interim co-CEO, doesn’t work

The Amazing Race, Alberta Political Edition: can the Tories find their missing mojo?

Premier Jim Prentice called a news conference yesterday morning in Calgary and announced, as widely expected, that he and his two likewise-unelected cabinet ministers will run in by-elections