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Braid: Buoyed by PC plight, Wildrose members plot path to power

The Wildrose party faces two chores as members get ready for the first general meeting since the May 5 election:

Discredit the New Democrats;

Destroy the Progressive Conservatives. 640 more words

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Editorial: Triple the success

In all the justified fanfare over the NDP’s history-changing triumph Tuesday night, and the imminent ascension of Rachel Notley to the premier’s office, three other elected leaders have been a tad out of the limelight, but their achievements are worthy of mention. 380 more words


Calgary and area candidates at the starting gate

Three parties will run a full slate of candidates in Calgary and area for the May 5 provincial general election and four others will run representatives in selected ridings. 460 more words


Graham Thomson: If Alberta Tories are listing, Liberals are the Titanic

This election might not be the end of the Alberta Liberal Party — but you can see it from here.

Liberals are still gamely trying to cobble together a campaign with three dozen or so candidates — and they continue to be stubbornly optimistic with interim leader David Swann hoping they’ll win 12 or more seats. 797 more words

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Swann hopes to secure up to 15 seats for Liberal opposition

They have 30 confirmed candidates, limited support in rural ridings and just $150,000 in their campaign war chest.

But the leader of the Alberta Liberals maintains his party could reclaim its status as official Opposition and secure as many as 15 seats in the upcoming provincial election. 389 more words

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Timeline: A transformative year in Alberta politics

A year ago, an embattled Alison Redford stepped down as Alberta’s fourteenth premier, triggering a breathtaking year of change in Alberta politics.

Here are the key developments in a topsy-turvy year which ended with new leaders for every party and radically different power structure in provincial politics. 236 more words

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A Modest Proposal for Cooperation Among Progressives in Alberta

“I shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection” — Jonathan Swift,  A Modest Proposal (1729) … 812 more words

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