The PC race from one Liberal’s view.

As a Liberal party supporter, I am disappointed — and a little worried — by the results of the first round of balloting to replace Ed Stelmach as captain of the unsinkable Ship Tory. I was hoping Ted Morton would make a better showing — even winning. This has nothing to do with who I… Continue reading The PC race from one Liberal’s view.

PC race fueled by money the other parties can only dream of having.

I haven’t had much to say about the PC leadership race, being preoccupied with the Liberal race. I guess that’s like saying that I’ve been ignoring the Major League Baseball playoff races because I’ve been captivated by the Edmonton Capitals run to the North American League championship. That would be true if I watched baseball,… Continue reading PC race fueled by money the other parties can only dream of having.

On Linda Duncan’s silence, and Alberta Liberal lists.

On this lazy Saturday morn (as opposed to my lazy Monday morn, my lazy Tuesday morn, etc.) a couple of mini-comments on provincial and federal politics. First, the NDP honeymoon with the media appears to be ending. After the revelation by the Globe and Mail that interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel was once a member… Continue reading On Linda Duncan’s silence, and Alberta Liberal lists.

Raj Sherman tells all about the rumours: an interview.

Raj Sherman is not crazy. OK, maybe anybody who wants to lead the Alberta Liberals has to be just a little bit crazy, but I’m talking about real, certifiable, lock-‘em-up loony. Raj Sherman is not a candidate for the rubber room, despite what you might have heard if you’ve been around Alberta politics for any… Continue reading Raj Sherman tells all about the rumours: an interview.

Liberals: new politics, or desperation?

Well, it was an interesting weekend in Alberta politics. The Alberta Party held a leadership convention, and the Alberta Liberals held a policy convention. Of the two, I’d venture that the Alberta Party came out ahead, in that they actually have a leader for their party. So, maybe they’re a little short on policy, but… Continue reading Liberals: new politics, or desperation?