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Braid: Wildrose defections stun Smith, put future in doubt

Maybe the first high-speed rail service should be a shuttle across the floor of the Alberta legislature.

They do go back and forth, these MLAs. And the latest move — Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan jumping to the Progressive Conservatives — comes with a mighty blast of the high-speed horn. 715 more words

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Two Alberta Wildrose MLAs cross floor to join Progressive Conservatives

EDMONTON – Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan will cross the floor to join Jim Prentice’s Conservatives.

Towle, MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, was a high-profile, outspoken Wildrose MLA who tackled key opposition issues including the closure of the Michener Centre in Red Deer — a closure Prentice rescinded upon taking office last month. 172 more words


After the Wildrose Storm, An Assessment and Answers

Wow. What an insane past few days. An action that I did out of conscience became a firestorm that brought out the best and the worse of the political spectrum in Alberta. 1,970 more words


Resigned Wildrose communications vice-president alleges party members called LGBT community 'whiners'

After five years of standing by Alberta’s Wildrose, a party member has resigned, because he believes it’s being controlled by a bigoted minority.

Terry Lo’s, vice-president of communications in Calgary-Glenmore, move comes after the party’s annual general meeting, where members voted to revert their message of equality and shy away from the step they took last year to stand up for human rights for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, race, and religion. 359 more words


Wildrose vice-president quits over party’s refusal to endorse equal rights policy

CALGARY – A constituency vice-president with Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose is resigning over the party’s refusal to pass a definitive statement on equal rights at its annual meeting last weekend. 210 more words


Wildrose must find a "better way" to connect with urban voters: Smith

After being shut out in four urban by-elections last month, the rural-based Wildrose party is desperately seeking a way to win critical city ridings necessary to form the next government. 854 more words

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Wildrose MLA Heather Forsyth leaving politics for personal reasons

RED DEER, Alta. – Wildrose legislature member Heather Forsyth said Friday she will not be seeking re-election in 2016, and may leave sooner than that. 417 more words