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Wildrosers say they lost desire to fight when they realized Prentice was a kindred spirit

EDMONTON — Rob Anderson says he didn’t initially believe Jim Prentice was a true conservative when he first threw his hat into the Tory leadership race last May, but he is now convinced the premier is “the real deal.” 570 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

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Social media reacts to 9 Wildrose MLAs joining PCs

EDMONTON — Word that nine Wildrose MLAs, including Danielle Smith, had crossed the floor to join the governing Progressive Conservatives led to quite the stir on social media Wednesday afternoon. 451 more words

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In heart of Wildrose country, disappointment takes root

HIGH RIVER — Annie Munro, a longtime High River resident, sits on a stool in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 71, tearing through a pile of paper slot tickets and noting, unprompted, her support of her MLA, Danielle Smith. 653 more words

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Wildrose move: one of Canada’s biggest political defections

EDMONTON — As political bombshells go, the nine-person Wildrose defection is a big one. Rarely have so many elected officials crossed the floor to another political party and this marks the first time in Alberta a politician has crossed the floor twice. 350 more words

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Nine Wildrose MLAs have just bolted to the Alberta PCs

After a day of closed-door caucus meetings, the big news has just broken. Nine Wildrose MLAs, including ex- leader Danielle Smith, have bolted to the governing PCs. 52 more words

Wildrose leader, 8 others join Alberta's PC party

WATCH ABOVE: Provincial affairs reporter Tom Vernon and Global’s chief political correspondent, Tom Clark, have team coverage of what was a historic day at the Alberta Legislature.  1,038 more words

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