Elections Alberta’s website crashed on the night of November 8 — over a by-election. Poli-Nerds for the win! Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta, takes Brooks-Medicine Hat with 54.5% support If your closest opponent is 28 points behind, you could definitely call that a “decisive win”. If the bar […]
The UCP leadership race has made it almost impossible for us politicos to take a break this summer and I’m feeling it. I’m tired, cranky, and trying to enjoy the few days left until school begins. It should be a happy time in any household. However, my patience […]
It shouldn’t be a surprise to political observers that the UCP served as a trojan horse for the politically shunned because it’s precisely what happened with the federal CPC…
I’ve been a proponent for public participation in the democratic process ever since I first discovered what that looked like; and, friends, I am more resolute than ever. I walked a fine line when I first became a member of political parties — I was a member to […]
Alberta’s PC party was a remarkably successful “big tent” party; not just because of that ideological leeway, but also because it served as a home for those who were not ideologically conservative but were beholden to a conservative identity.
If the UCP can call themselves “united”, the Buffalo Party can get away with a bison logo. When the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties voted to merge in 2017, there was an understanding on behalf of some voters that the merger would be a partnership of equals. That […]
With “super incumbent” Brian Jean easily winning a seat that was previously held by both himself and the UCP, it sets Alberta onto a path that wasn’t part of Jason Kenney’s plans. It’s not often that a person who has won five previous elections shows up as a […]
The problem for Kenney is that – in his position as leader of the UCP, and therefore as Premier – Covid restrictions are political, rather than public health, issues.
Jason Kenney will face the leadership review he agreed to let the UCP members hold in April, and he’ll do it amongst friends. For $10, you can become a member of a private club (if they permit) and for an additional $100 (plus expenses), you too can have […]