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Danielle Smith's move to PCs 'unprecedented'

CALGARY – The shocking decision by nine Wildrose MLAs to cross the floor and join the PC government has changed the political landscape in Alberta. 549 more words


Preston Manning says Wildrose floor crossing to Tories is a 'positive development'

While the defection of Danielle Smith and the majority of the Wildrose caucus to Premier Jim Prentice’s government has prompted an outpouring of scorn, the former opposition leader has found some high-profile supporters. 567 more words

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Kerry Towle, Danielle Smith to work together once again

Three weeks ago, Kerry Towle was lambasted by former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith for abandoning the party, along with fellow MLA Ian Donovan, to join the Tory government of Jim Prentice. 364 more words


Wildrose stalwarts looking for new leader as Smith poised to leave

When Danielle Smith accepted the leadership of the Wildrose Alliance in 2009, she made sure to praise Calgary oilpatch veteran John Murdoch, the man who lobbied her to seek the job and cheered her on throughout that campaign. 787 more words

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PC stalwart Ron Ghitter slams government's 'backwards' Bill 10

A stalwart of the Progressive Conservatives says the Tory government needs to put the brakes on its controversial Bill 10.

Ron Ghitter, a former PC MLA, leadership candidate and senator, said in an interview Thursday that he is disappointed in the “backwards” legislation put forward by Premier Jim Prentice’s government to deal with the issue of gay-straight alliances in schools. 540 more words

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Wildrose floor-crossers to sit far away from old mates in house

EDMONTON – Alberta’s newest Progressive Conservative members will sit in the legislature as far away as possible from their old Wildrose colleagues.

A seating chart shows that Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan are to sit in the back row on the government side of the house. 114 more words


Prentice says plenty of hard work ahead

BANFF, Alta. – Alberta Premier Jim Prentice delivered an upbeat message to convention delegates in his first convention speech since becoming PC leader and served notice on the opposition that the party is once again a force to be reckoned with. 364 more words