The Roundhouse: Alberta Politics Overview – December 2010

If you are a blogger interested in Alberta politics recent months, and this past month in particular, have been filled with an embarrassment of riches. I am finding it difficult to actually finish posts, as there are so many topics worth writing about that even the low-hanging fruit is overwhelming. If only I got paid ...

The Roundhouse: Alberta Politics Overview – December 2010

If you are a blogger interested in Alberta politics recent months, and this past month in particular, have been filled with an embarrassment of riches. I am finding it difficult to actually finish posts, as there are so many topics worth writing about that even the low-hanging fruit is overwhelming. If only I got paid ...

The Roundhouse: Alberta Politics Overview – December 2010

If you are a blogger interested in Alberta politics recent months, and this past month in particular, have been filled with an embarrassment of riches. I am finding it difficult to actually finish posts, as there are so many topics worth writing about that even the low-hanging fruit is overwhelming. If only I got paid ...

The Roundhouse: Representative Independence versus Caucus Control

Behind all the Sturm und Drang engendered by Dr. Raj Sherman’s letter, comments and subsequent removal from the PC caucus there are several stories. The specifics of what happened and why are known only to those involved, and I won’t speculate. There is a good post at the Enlightened Savage about which line Dr. Sherman ...

The Roundhouse: Representative Independence versus Caucus Control

Behind all the Sturm und Drang engendered by Dr. Raj Sherman’s letter, comments and subsequent removal from the PC caucus there are several stories. The specifics of what happened and why are known only to those involved, and I won’t speculate. There is a good post at the Enlightened Savage about which line Dr. Sherman ...

The Roundhouse: Representative Independence versus Caucus Control

Behind all the Sturm und Drang engendered by Dr. Raj Sherman’s letter, comments and subsequent removal from the PC caucus there are several stories. The specifics of what happened and why are known only to those involved, and I won’t speculate. There is a good post at the Enlightened Savage about which line Dr. Sherman ...

The Roundhouse: Alberta Party policy convention – Aftermath

The Alberta Party is a young, relatively small and rapidly evolving organization. In Red Deer this weekend at their first policy convention following the merger of the old Alberta Party and the Renew Alberta group. Essentially the party is building from scratch in both organizational and policy terms – a state that implies both vast ...

The Roundhouse: Alberta Party policy convention – Aftermath

The Alberta Party is a young, relatively small and rapidly evolving organization. In Red Deer this weekend at their first policy convention following the merger of the old Alberta Party and the Renew Alberta group. Essentially the party is building from scratch in both organizational and policy terms – a state that implies both vast ...

The Roundhouse: Alberta Party policy convention – Aftermath

The Alberta Party is a young, relatively small and rapidly evolving organization. In Red Deer this weekend at their first policy convention following the merger of the old Alberta Party and the Renew Alberta group. Essentially the party is building from scratch in both organizational and policy terms – a state that implies both vast ...

The Roundhouse: Alberta Party Policy Convention – Part 1

I am in Red Deer this morning for the Alberta Party’s policy convention – my third weekend in a row out taking the pulse of Alberta’s political culture. While not a morning person I have to say that a prairie sunrise is worth getting up at 0615 all by itself on a day like today ...

The Roundhouse: Alberta Party Policy Convention – Part 1

I am in Red Deer this morning for the Alberta Party’s policy convention – my third weekend in a row out taking the pulse of Alberta’s political culture. While not a morning person I have to say that a prairie sunrise is worth getting up at 0615 all by itself on a day like today ...

The Roundhouse: Alberta Party Policy Convention – Part 1

I am in Red Deer this morning for the Alberta Party’s policy convention – my third weekend in a row out taking the pulse of Alberta’s political culture. While not a morning person I have to say that a prairie sunrise is worth getting up at 0615 all by itself on a day like today ...

The Roundhouse: PC AGM Part 3 – Final thoughts

I should begin this post about the weekend’s PC party AGM in Calgary with a pair of disclaimers. I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party. I am also not a reporter. I am an analyst and an academic, but those are very different things, and there ...

The Roundhouse: PC AGM Part 3 – Final thoughts

I should begin this post about the weekend’s PC party AGM in Calgary with a pair of disclaimers. I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party. I am also not a reporter. I am an analyst and an academic, but those are very different things, and there ...

The Roundhouse: PC AGM Part 3 – Final thoughts

I should begin this post about the weekend’s PC party AGM in Calgary with a pair of disclaimers. I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party. I am also not a reporter. I am an analyst and an academic, but those are very different things, and there ...

The Roundhouse: PC AGM Part 2

While this morning’s closed session on election readiness is taking place it is time to put some thoughts together on the opening night of the PC AGM . (the research being presented in the closed session has been distributed in PowerPoint form here in the media room) I also have to say that the variety ...

The Roundhouse: PC AGM Part 2

While this morning’s closed session on election readiness is taking place it is time to put some thoughts together on the opening night of the PC AGM . (the research being presented in the closed session has been distributed in PowerPoint form here in the media room) I also have to say that the variety ...

The Roundhouse: PC AGM Part 2

While this morning’s closed session on election readiness is taking place it is time to put some thoughts together on the opening night of the PC AGM . (the research being presented in the closed session has been distributed in PowerPoint form here in the media room) I also have to say that the variety ...

The Roundhouse: PC AGM, Part 1

I have been offered the opportunity to attend the PC AGM here in Calgary this weekend as a ‘new media’ observer. Leaving aside the simple curiosity of a political nerd I accepted for a number of reasons. First, I think it is important that our parties continue evolving to reflect the new information environment and ...