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Suspension of maverick MLA didn’t amount to much, even before Wildrose leader’s apparent flip-flop: PHOTOS: Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt appears to be ahead in the race with his party leader, Brian Jean, this past weekend at least. (Photo grabbed from Mr. Jean’s Facebook page.) Below: Blogger Dave Cournoyer and a smiling Mr. Fildebrandt. That was quick! Not much more than 48 hours after Brian...
Questions, questions, questions about tomorrow’s Public Accounts Committee meeting chaired by … Derek Fildebrandt?: PHOTO: Derek Fildebrandt, a (former?) Wildrose Opposition MLA and as of right now chair of the Legislature’s Public Accounts Committee. (Photo © David Climenhaga, just sayin’.) Tomorrow morning, the Alberta Legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts will have the opportunity to grill off...
Brian Jean’s Wildrose Party leadership is now unquestioned: the fall of Derek Fildebrandt explained: PHOTOS: Brian Jean will be in the background no more … Back in 2015, Derek Fildebrandt was dominating the conversation, refusing to answer questions from a CBC reporter who had annoyed him, as his former party leader looked on, apparently bemused (CBC photo). Below: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne...
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The 5 conditions Derek Fildebrandt must meet to return to the Wildrose Caucus: The Fildebrandt Saga continues as Brian Jean backtracks, kind of… Just over forty-eight hours after he suspended Finance critic Derek Fildebrandt from the Official Opposition Caucus, Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean appears to be backtracking on his decision. At a press conference held this... Co...
For Wildrose, “Mr. Wynne” Facebook comment was last straw for Derek Fildebrandt: A statement released late on Friday night announced that Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean had suspended Strathmore-Brooks MLA Derek Fildebrandt from the Official Opposition Caucus. As AlbertaPolitics.ca author David Climenhaga wrote on Friday night: “A screen shot of a Facebook message... Continu...
Honouring a great Edmontonian with Michael Phair Park: It was a sunny day and there was a great turnout to honour a great Edmontonian at the dedication ceremony for the new Michael Phair Park on 104 Street north of Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton. A strong advocate of urban... Continue Reading →
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Alberta legislature to debate medical aid in dying as deadline looms: A debate on how physician-assisted death should be managed in Alberta is set to begin Tuesday in the legislature, as the government struggles to get a framework in place by a June 6 deadline. Some opposition MLAs questioned both the timing and the value of the exercise, since the government has r...
Update: Caustic ash keeps about 2,000 people from going home to Fort McMurray on schedule: As their neighbours start returning home this week, about 9,000 Fort McMurray residents will remain displaced for several more months as caustic ash and debris is cleared from the communities hardest hit by the wildfire.  Premier Rachel Notley announced Monday that nearly 2,000 people will not be...
Alberta legislature to debate medical aid in dying as deadline looms: A debate on how physician-assisted death should be managed in Alberta is set to begin Tuesday in the legislature, as the government struggles to get a framework in place by a June 6 deadline. Some opposition MLAs questioned both the timing and the value of the exercise, since the government has r...
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Why I’m Supporting Don Iveson: In tomorrow’s civic election, Don Iveson is my pick for Mayor. First, a disclosure and a couple of comments: Don and his wife Sarah are friends, and I am a part of Don’s campaign team. It’s worth reiterating that this is purely a personal opinion, not an endorsement on behalf of any organization...
Arenas and Civic Myopia: This afternoon, Edmonton City Council will consider the Master Agreement for the proposed downtown arena. It will almost certainly pass, with some contingency to cover the missing $100 million if provincial funds don’t materialize. The purpose of this post isn’t to rehash the debate. The argumen...

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