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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

gary mar, a golden parachute, and more.

A bit of a look around...

- Gary Mar has strapped on his golden parachute and is on his way to a +$230,000 taxpayer funded gig in Washington DC.

- Ed Stelmach doesn't want to meet with Calgary-Egmont nominated Progressive Conservative candidate Craig Chandler. Stelmach and his inner circle will meet on December 1st to decide whether PC members in Calgary-Egmont made a better decision than a small group of Conservative lawyers.

Concerned Christians Canada are calling it a witch hunt, but I tend to agree with Don Braid:

All this happened because local Conservatives, demoralized after Jim Dinning's leadership defeat, didn't have the will to fight off Chandler even though they saw him coming months ago.
- A number of candidate nominations happened yesterday. For the Alberta Liberals, Greg Flanagan was nominated in Calgary-Bow and Tony Vonesh in Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills. The Tories nominated Lindsay Blackett in Calgary-North West.

- Alberta's Bill 46 battle continues, pitting rural landowners versus the Stelmach Tories.


Anonymous said...

Calgary Northwest and Calgary Nosehill were both won by Red Tory - Jim Dinning loyalists. (Lindsay Blackett and Kyle Fawcet, respectively.)

Though the PCs won by decent margins these seats are both in play now. Calgary is such a wasteland for the PC's that even Ron Stevens has his seat in play.

In fact I saw an Avalon Roberts sign up on 90th today and was told by friend that she is out doorknocking.

Anonymous said...

Chandler won't be a PC candidate in the provincial election, you can be sure of that.

Also, Bill 46 will pass in its amended form. Judging by the sparse gathering at the Legislature to protest, I don't think that many rural landowners even care.

Herbert B. Patrotage said...

Sweet patronage plum! Will Mar toast his success with a merlot or a charlebois?

Anonymous said...

HAHA, Blackett and Fawcett as red tories - that's a good one. Thanks, I needed a good laugh today.

They are both sensible conservatives.