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Count down to election day - numbers that put Alberta politics in perspective
by Scott Dippel
Nov. 19, 2004

Political junkies have something in common with people who love baseball. Sure, there are those who just tune in election night, just like those who make the World Series the only ball they watch all year.
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Fear and self-loathing in Alberta
by Lois Harder
Nov. 19, 2004

Picture yourself as a member of the Progressive Conservative government of Alberta. Unless your riding is in Edmonton, you’re pretty secure that you’ve got a job for as long as you want one.
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Loathing Liberals: like savouring a sour candy
by Lois Harder
Nov. 16, 2004

What could possibly happen to transform the current state of Alberta politics from the unbearable lightness of nothingness to a meaningful debate about our priorities for government?
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Who's in charge after Nov. 22?
by Rich Vivone
Nov. 15, 2004

This election is all about Premier Klein.

The media is completely preoccupied with him and his conduct. Is he still interested in his work? Does he still have the proverbial fire-in-the-belly? How long will he stay after the election? How could be make such a serious mistake on the AISH program? Why won’t he tell us about his policies for health and education? Why won’t he talk about anything?
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PCs say Albertans will decide - but which Albertans?
by Lois Harder
Nov. 12, 2004

In debt-free, oil-rich Alberta, the project of sorting out a plan for governing should have our political leaders rubbing their hands with glee. The opportunities to lay the ground for a bright and prosperous future are myriad, limited only by the reach of political imaginations.
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Ch..ch…ch…changes? Not here
by Scott Dippel
Nov. 10, 2004

Change is scary. There's no question about it. And that's why change has to be a conscious choice before people will support it - unless it's imposed by force.
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Klein may find fewer Edmonton MLAs easier
by Rich Vivone
Nov. 8, 2004

This election is starting to resemble 1986 all over again. 1986 was the year Edmonton voters, after a 15-year love affair with Peter Lougheed’s Conservative government, stunningly rejected them because voters perceived that the city wasn’t being treated fairly.
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Alberta Tories, federal Liberals: more in common than you'd think
by Scott Dippel
Nov. 3, 2004

Sometimes people ask me: as a reporter, don’t you find Alberta’s provincial politics kind of boring?
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11 years of insensitivity captured in AISH comments
by Rich Vivone
Nov. 1, 2004

Last Monday, Premier Klein promised that his re-election campaign would be boring. By Wednesday, his temper and his mouth became unglued. By the end of the week, just five days after he called the election, the campaign was anything but boring.
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Bully for Alberta
by Lois Harder
Oct. 29, 2004

Looks like this campaign might not be so boring after all! Barely 48 hours after the writ was dropped, Premier Klein, whose strategists promised Albertans an early winter nap for an election campaign, woke us up by picking a fight with the disabled.
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Klein stuck in rut, just the way he likes it
by Rich Vivone
Oct. 27, 2004

After the excitement of the first few days, this provincial election campaign should settle into a smooth, even rut. And that’s the way Premier Ralph Klein wants it.
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It was a fine October Day
by Scott Dippel
Oct. 25, 2004

"There are very important choices to make for the future," said the leader, as he called an election.
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