Couple of things…
– Sacked former Tory MLA Lyle Oberg is stills wants to be in the PC Leadership race. Lord only knows why he would want to lead a caucus that doesn’t want him around in the first place…
– Advanced Education Minister Dave Hancock is now officially in the race to replace Ralph Klein as PC leader.
– After 35 years out of power and 27 years since electing a single MLA, the Alberta Social Credit Party has decided that they are doing just fine on their own. On Monday, the Socreds called off merger talks with the Alberta Alliance and the Alberta Party.
Their press release stated that:
Leader Lavern Ahlstrom welcomed all Albertans disillusioned with the governing Tory Party to join the Social Credit Party, the “common sense” alternative. “Our doors are open and will always remain open,” said Ahlstrom in a reference to welcoming members of other parties who left Social Credit to return to the “mother ship.” Stressed Ahlstrom, “Social Credit has a future in today’s Alberta and Albertans deserve better.”
Welcome to the mother ship. Vote Social Credit.