Alberta Wildrose Election

Where She Came From, How She Got Here

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - When Danielle Smith won the Wildrose party leadership in the fall of 2009, she took to the stage at an Edmonton hotel and gave 400 cheering...

Coming Up Roses After 40 Years Of Tory Rule?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives defied the pollsters Monday, winning a 12th consecutive majority government that will see them enter ...

Alberta's Wildrose Party Must Embrace the "Dirty Harry Gambit"

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Gerry Nicholls

The Conservatives played up the idea of building more prisons and enacting tougher laws. The Tories did this because they knew full well that their right-wing "law and order" supporters would love it, but so would ordinary non-ideological voters who just want criminals thrown in jail. I call this ploy, the "Dirty Harry Gambit."