Bag ‘O Links: Alberta Edition

1. We’ve known Rob Anders has been asleep on the job for years…though this may be the first literal instance:

Still, I’m sure most who have heard John Duncan speak will have some sympathy for Anders.

2. Alberta Liberal MLA Bridgit Pastoor is heading back to the Tories, as part of the “future considerations” in this spring’s Raj Sherman deal.

3. But who can blame Pastoor for jumping ship when the Tories are at 51%, according to a new Environics poll? With the opposition parties all under 20%, the Tories appear poised for a crushing victory on…umm…

4. …sometime this spring. Yes, Redford has kind of delivered on her “fixed election date” promise, scheduling elections for sometime between March 1st and May 31st this year. Officially, this flexibility has nothing to do with poll numbers, and everything to do with the ability to adapt to unforeseen events, such as a natural disaster or one of Alberta’s hockey teams going on an extended playoff run.

Posted on by CalgaryGrit in Uncategorized

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A former Calgary Liberal, now living in Toronto. My writings on politics can be found at and online at the National Post.

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