Thank you to all the readers who continue to return to this blog each day and new readers who may have found this blog for the first time. I have had a lot of fun writing about the unique world of Alberta politics over the past six years and plan to keep writing for many years to come.
The past year was an exciting time to write about our political scene. Starting in January with Premier Ed Stelmach‘s resignation, followed two days later by Finance Minister Ted Morton‘s resignation, then Liberal leader David Swann‘s resignation a week later, it started with a bang. Two leadership contests, the selection of Alison Redford as Alberta’s first woman Premier, a few cabinet shuffles, floor crossings, and many public opinion polls later, we now enter 2012 on the cusp of what could be an exciting provincial election campaign. I am expecting next year to be an interesting one for political watchers and writers of all political stripes.
This time of year, it is important to take account of what is important. So over the next few days I will be turning my attention away from the down and dirty of politics to focus on what is most important to me – my family, friends, and loved ones. I hope you take the opportunity to do the same this holiday season.
Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
See you in 2012!
PS. Check out this blog next week for my fourth annual list of Alberta’s MLAs who I believe made a big difference in Alberta politics over the past year.