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McDonald: PCs can only count on scare tactics so much

By Meredith McDonald

After calling an election Albertans didn’t want, the Progressive Conservatives face the prospect of a result they didn’t expect.

Having ignored his government’s own legislation to pull the trigger on an early election, Jim Prentice finds himself in the unenviable position of running on a universally reviled budget. 656 more words

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Wildrose drops potential candidate in Calgary-Varsity over offensive blog post

Wildrose is looking for a new candidate in Calgary-Varsity after the party rejected a potential candidate Wednesday over a blog deemed offensive to gays.

The Wildrose advised Russ Kuykendall it would not accept him as a candidate as a result of concerns over a blog he wrote in 2007. 239 more words

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Chris Selley's Full Pundit: Canada's Charter — 30 years of tyranny and freedom

The rights of man
The National Post‘s editorialists caution against romanticizing constitutional documents like our 30-year-old Charter of Rights and Freedoms, suggesting that political motives always underpin their introduction and that the Charter, in particular, hasn’t necessarily “improved the stock of liberty in this country.” Specifically, they argue that the Charter resulted in precisely the sort of judiciary-led “social engineering” — on “abortion, gay marriage, capital punishment, safe-injection sites and refugee rights,” for example” — that conservative critics warned about. 730 more words

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Wayne K. Spear: The great achievement of the Charter

I neither have a horse in, nor would desire to enter one into, the race between Alberta’s Progressive Conservative candidate Alison Redford and her Wildrose rival Danielle Smith. 654 more words

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Wildrose candidate tells gays in Lady Gaga-inspired blog post: 'You will suffer the rest of eternity in the lake of fire, hell'

EDMONTON — Alberta Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith refused Sunday to condemn a blog post by one of her candidates decrying tolerance toward gay people, but reiterated her party won’t legislate on contentious moral issues. 644 more words

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