Federal MPs for Morton
November 28, 2006 · By Aaron Unruh
This is fascinating:
Nonetheless, sources tell the Herald about a dozen federal Conservative MPs will rush back to Alberta in the coming days to help Morton capture Premier Ralph Klein’s crown.
Certainly, the battle for the Tory leadership is proving to be not only a struggle of competing conservative visions — but also two different Conservative parties within Alberta.
Much like Morton’s supporters, many MPs on his side subscribe to more grassroots, big-C conservative philosophies of libertarianism and traditional social values long championed by the former Reform and Canadian Alliance parties.
“It’s a Reform party takeover in provincial politics,” said David Taras, political analyst at the University of Calgary, adding the city could prove to be a battleground of epic proportions between these “two very different” visions for the party.
It’s nice to see more nuanced coverage of Albertan politics, rather than reporting of the silly stereotypes we’ve all come to know and love.