National Newswatch

Alberta conservatives unite: Let the games begin

Jul 23 2017 — Rick Bell — The number stuns almost everyone in the room. The overwhelming verdict is much bigger than almost all Wildrosers predicted. The number is read out. 95.4%. What? 95.4%. Yes, more than 95% of Wildrosers agree to unite with the PCs, their former political foe. That’s 23,466 Yes and 1,132 No. “Unity! Unity! Unity!” the crowd cheers, […]

Notley calls out PC leader Jason Kenney for “arrogance” after he says the premier needs an economics course and he’ll pay for it

Jul 11 2017 — Rick Bell — Premier Notley took the offensive at her Stampede breakfast Monday morning. Suffice it to say, she’s not taking Jason Kenney up on his offer. Over the past weekend, PC leader Kenney called the Notley NDP “a government of economic illiterates.” He saw them as a group of politicians living in denial after the latest bad […]

Kevin O’Leary arrives in Calgary pulling no punches

Mar 9 2017 — Rick Bell — It’s early morning in Calgary. Kevin O’Leary heads to a booth at Sauce, a well-known Italian kitchen and market. Everyone in the place knows O’Leary. No surprise, it’s O’Leary of reality show fame. But the man now faces a political reality. He’s trying to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. It […]

Trudeau believes Albertans coming his way on carbon tax

Mar 2 2017 — Rick Bell — Justin Trudeau has one hell of a hill to climb. But he’s convinced he will reach the summit. Trudeau was back in Calgary, his sixth trip as prime minister, as he pointed out. Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney are out of federal politics. Their seats, representing Calgary ridings in Ottawa, are up for grabs and […]

Wildrose leader Brian Jean says Albertans tell him they’re for uniting conservatives if he’s the great right hope

Feb 22 2017 — Rick Bell — Brian Jean, the Wildrose numero uno, tours Alberta’s heartland. Jean says at town halls, where the majority are Wildrosers but Progressive Conservatives are in the house along with those with no affiliation, a staggering 95%-plus back uniting conservatives in one party. At the same time, Jean has indicated he will run to be leader of […]

Wildrose leader Jean attacks Notley for “showboating” over pipelines

Dec 2 2016 — Rick Bell — Showboating. To seek attention by ostentatious behaviour. To show off. This is what Wildrose leader Brian Jean says Premier Notley is doing. He says Notley is “showboating” by taking credit where credit isn’t due when it comes to the Trudeau government signing off on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and another pipeline project by […]