Monday, January 04, 2010






Two legislature members from Alberta's governing Progressive Conservatives are defecting to the Wildrose Alliance, a fledgling political party gathering momentum in the province.

Calgary-Fish Creek MLA Heather Forsyth and Airdrie-Chestermere MLA Rob Anderson announced the move Monday morning at a Wildrose Alliance news conference.

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  • The NDP just got shifted down to fourth-party status. Let's hope Eddy preserves enough integrity that the Liberals aren't knocked down to third.

    By Blogger Kyle H., at 4:25 p.m.  

  • If enough Tories defect, can the Wild Rose party form a coalition government?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:01 p.m.  

  • Good! Perhaps now the Liberals who have been pretending to be Conservatives will have the guts to come out of the PC closet.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:08 p.m.  

  • You have to figure Boutillier may join them that point, they'd need 6 more MLAs to pass the Liberals for official opposition status.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:44 a.m.  

  • Heard the WR leader on As It Happens last night, with her dinosaur views on climate change science. Combined with the other two lead stories on that show -- all three being basically variations of right wingers dragging or trying to drag Canada backward as fast as they can -- I got thoroughly depressed about the country's prospects for 2010.

    By Anonymous MedEditor, at 11:40 a.m.  

  • She also seems to be against diversifying Alberta's economy. She's said that research that doesn't directly benefit Alberta's oil industry--she gives the example of nanotechnology--is "silly." Big Oil has to love that--keep Alberta dependent on them.

    By Anonymous ace, at 1:57 p.m.  

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