Alberta Politics
Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel speaks as former leader Greg Clark looks on (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).

Here comes the leader of the One True Conservative Party!

Here comes the leader of the other One True Conservative Party!

Actually, there are three One True Conservative parties in Alberta nowadays. Maybe more if you don’t blink. But there are three that have the potential to play a consequential role in the next general election, which is expected to take place next year.

Anyway, the leaders of two of them – the two that don’t stand any chance of actually forming government – were in the news this weekend, and you know what they say about vices … two outta three ain’t bad!

Let’s start with the one that’s likely to be the least consequential and then move to the one that’s not likely to be very consequential, shall we?

Derek Fildebrandt – Freedom Conservative Party

Derek Fildebrandt, once the official Angry Young Man of the Alberta conservative movement, is now officially the leader of the Freedom Conservative Party.

The Freedom Conservative Party used to be the Separation Party of Alberta, but it isn’t any more. Never mind what you read in the mainstream media, the FCP wasn’t created by the former Wildrose Party and United Conservative Party MLA for Strathmore-Brooks and Canadian Taxpayers Federation apparatchik.

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