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Alison Redford’s Leadership: By the Numbers

Posted November 27th, 2013 in Alberta Politics, Calgary Herald, News by Marc Henry

Is 77% among party members a “strong vote of confidence” in a sitting Premier?   For Ed Stelmach in 2009 it wasn’t.  Five years ago, 77% was a message from the PC Party rank and file for Ed to pick up his game.  He didn’t.   Ultimately, embattled Ed faced a caucus revolt over budget deficits that triggered his resignation.  […]

It’s been a while, but Alberta is about to see a “real” provincial campaign

Posted February 1st, 2012 in Alberta Election, News by Marc Henry

Anyone who thought the provincial election would be over before it began may be in for a surprise.   Based on a survey of 1400 Albertans by ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc. completed last week, the race to be Alberta’s next Government is tightening, and it signals that for the first time in almost 20 years, the next provincial election campaign […]

Mending Alberta’s “Rift on the Right”

Posted September 1st, 2011 in Alberta Politics, News by Marc Henry

There’s a popular myth circulating in Alberta’s political “chattering class” these days which can be summarized in four words – “It was Ed’s fault.”   The tattered state of the governing Tories, the rise of the Wildrose, and disenchantment among Alberta voters is Stelmach’s legacy, so this theory goes.  Therefore, with Ed soon gone, things can finally get back to […]