PHOTOS: Wildrose Party co-founder and candidate Link Byfield at then-party-leader Danielle Smith’s side during the kick-off of the party’s 2012 Alberta election campaign. (Photo found on the Internet, creator not identified.) Below: A more recent shot of Mr. Byfield grabbed from the website of a social conservative think-tank, Cardus. The death of Link Byfield at […]
PHOTOS: Robert Burns, looking almost impossibly poetic for a guy who admired the French Revolution and wanted to put the ruling classes to the sword. Below: A sporran, in case you were wondering; Japanese whisky. Today is the 256th birthday of Robert Burns, the now almost entirely incomprehensible 18th Century Scots poet celebrated by the […]
Danielle Smith to Wildrose Party members: I didn’t leave you! It was you that left me! Ever since the former Opposition leader shocked Alberta and significant parts of the rest of the country on Dec. 17 by leading a parade of Wildrose Party MLAs over to the Progressive Conservative benches, we’ve been hearing her working […]
PHOTOS: Danielle Smith to Wildrose voters: I’m sorry, but it’s you’re fault. Now get over it! Below: Ms. Smith hopes, presumably, that the long screed she published on Facebook yesterday will ensure she doesn’t have to go out in disguise. Danielle Smith to Wildrose Party members: I didn’t leave you! It was you that left […]
PHOTOS: Premier Jim Prentice bowls a strike … as Fred Horne, last of the Alberta legislature’s fabled “4H Club,” goes flying along with Ken Hughes, Dave Hancock and Doug Horner. Well, that pretty well puts paid to the Redford era, doesn’t it? Below: The only known flattering photo of the real Fred Horne (photo by […]
PHOTOS: Rob Anders and his former mentor Stephen Harper, in cowboy drag. Below: Anders famously heckling a Democrat for a Republican candidate in the United States during his pre-Parliamentary days. Can this really be the end of the road for Rob Anders, the malignantly comedic clown princeling of Alberta politics? So it would seem, but […]
Doug Horner, who was clearly the best qualified of the three frontrunners in the 2011 race for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, pulled the plug on provincial politics yesterday. Read more on AlbertaPolitics.ca.
PHOTOS: Doug Horner in his heyday. Below: He contemplates his future in the wee hours of Oct. 3, 2011, as Alison Redford comes to terms at the same moment with her victory; 2011 Tory leadership frontrunner Gary Mar; Mr. Horner in his characteristic listening mode. Doug Horner, who was clearly the best qualified of the […]
Does anybody seriously think Alberta needs another election right now? Yeah, I know, Premier Jim Prentice and his Progressive Conservative legislative caucus want one. But do we need one, right at this particular moment? Read more at AlbertaPolitics.ca.
Albertans don’t want to wait 100 years for an election, but a lot of them seem to think one more year would be in order. Below: Jim Prentice, who wants an election as soon as possible; Dave Hancock, who according the Mr. Prentice’s logic should have faced one; and Alison Redford, whose government scheduled the […]
PHOTOS: Jim Prentice bids on a classic T-Bird in Arizona and misses the symbolism of the moment entirely. Well, what did you expect? Below, a classic 56 Ford Thunderbird, similar to the one purchased by the premier. On its own, the story about Premier Jim Prentice’s $59,400 classic car auction payout in Arizona, at the […]
What would Ralph do? In a typically lame editorial over the weekend, the Edmonton Sun asked: “If Premier Ralph Klein were facing a $7-billion drop in revenues in the coming year, how would he handle it?” Drawing inspiration from those evangelical Christians whose test for the rightness and righteousness of any action is asking, “What […]