Alberta Wildrose Party

Kenney Taking Summer Road Trip To Unite Alberta's Right

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta PC leadership hopeful will launch a "Unite Alberta Truck Tour'' in Edmonton.

Wildrose Association Calls For Brian Jean Leadership Review

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Alberta

Controversies have had some questioning Jean's leadership.

Wildrose Members Apologize For Comparing Carbon Tax To Holodomor

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Any interpretation of the column collaborated on by the nine Wildrose MLAs as dismissing the Holodomor as a horrendous act was completely unintentional."

Notley Gets Top Marks For Handling Of Wildfire Crisis

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Alberta

But the disaster remains a dicey political proposition with limited upside and a lot of downside.

Alberta Conservative Leaders Skittish Over Effort To Unite The Right

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Alberta

The group wants to provide a "united alternative" to the NDP.

Alberta Right-Wing Group Wants New Party, United Against Notley

CBC | CBC News | Posted 05.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

"The vote was clear."

Alberta Activist Hell-Bent On Uniting Right Sues Wildrose Party

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Alberta

He claims the party failed to pay him for consulting.

Major Cuts Necessary To Fix Alberta's Debt Spiral: Wildrose

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Interest payments will soon be the largest expense in government."

Climate Plan Might Hurt Rural Albertans, Farmers, Warn Opponents

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the government will work to ensure that the tax doesn't have "detrimental economic effects.''

Now Is Not The Time For A Carbon Tax In Alberta: Wildrose

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Brian Jean says a carbon tax would affect all consumers.

Alberta Wildrose Party Schooled For Facebook Fail

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Alberta

Perhaps the legislature's early morning start times are too much for the party.

Taxes And Trust: Wildrose Leadership Hopefuls Name Key Election Issues

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's Wildrose leadership candidates signalled Saturday that taxes and trust will be the key wedge issues when they do battle with Prem...

We Won't Get Fooled Again - Alison Redford and Conservative Entitlement

Doug O'Halloran | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Alberta
Doug O'Halloran

Rampant entitlement and disregard for the rules are part and parcel of Alberta's conservative political class. What's special about the Redford stories is only that she is getting caught and called out on her bad behavior.

Corporate Welfare Or Just Bad Politics?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's official Opposition says a $1-billion loan guarantee from the government to a refinery project shows poor business judgment.Wildr...

Wildrose To Work Harder For Edmonton

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says her party will be working harder to earn the support of voters in Edmonton.Speaking at her annual leade...

Wildrose Swings To The Centre - Would You Vote For Them?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

The right wing Alberta Wildrose Party moved to the centre on social and environmental issues during their latest annual general meeting in Red Deer ov...

Alberta's Farthest Right Wing Party Gets All Progressive And Stuff

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

Any betting man would've given the Alberta Wildrose Party a resounding win during the lead up to last year's provincial elections. Albertans, after...

Smith: There Will Be No Coup

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

According to Danielle Smith, there will be not coup to oust her as leader of the Wildrose Party. In a blog post shared with Huffington Post Albert...

Where Is Danielle Smith Spending Money?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's official Opposition leader has posted online all of her expenses — with receipts — dating back to May.Danielle Smith says the...

Every Wildrose Has its Thorn

Jonathan Naymark | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada
Jonathan Naymark

It's tempting to look at the rise of Danielle Smith's Wildrose Party as an Alberta-only phenomenon. But if current polls hold true, the Wildrose, which garnered only seven per cent of the popular vote in Alberta's 2008 provincial election, is set to topple Alison Redford's Progressive Conservative Government on Monday.

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 ...

Poll: Majority In Sight For Wildrose

CBC | Posted 06.16.2012 | Canada Politics

A poll conducted for the CBC shows the Wildrose Party has a seven-point lead over the Progressive Conservatives just a week before the Alberta electio...

Wildrose Party vs. MADD Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - A campaign that uses drink coasters to oppose changes to Alberta's impaired driving legislation has drawn the ire of Mothers Against Drunk ...

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."