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Left or right -- Looking the wrong way at the Alberta election

The Edmonton Journal (Saturday, April 21st, 2012) carried a column with an interesting headline: Divided Left Wasted Glorious Opportunity. (here)

The columnist is missing the great story about the election — the emerging story about the future of politics in Alberta. 777 more words

Leech, Hunsperger, and Byfield -- Let's Focus on Local Accountability

In this provincial general election, Albertans are caught with one foot in the political past while the other foot is searching for the firm ground of the political future. 848 more words

Political Culture

Canadian Politician Claims "Caucasian Advantage"

CALGARY — A candidate running in the multicultural constituency of Calgary-Greenway is under fire after making remarks which claim he has an advantage in the election because he’s white. 171 more words


Wayne K. Spear: Wildrose adds to politics' rich history of gaffedom

The Alberta race, within view of the ribbon, is yielding the gaffes which invariably issue from the combined stresses of mental fatigue, excitement and desperation. In the gaffe genre, there are many sub-species of misspeaking. 651 more words

Full Comment

'Caucasian advantage' quip casts shadow over Wildrose campaign despite poll lead

CALGARY — Wildrose leader Danielle Smith was drawn off-message again Tuesday, as another candidate’s controversial comments dominated the Alberta campaign trail.

Ron Leech, a pastor running to become an MLA in Calgary-Greenway, told a local radio station he had an electoral advantage because of his race. 667 more words