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Today in Wild Rose Country: Wild.

We always liked Alberta’s Wildrose Party. Conservative, cheeky, independent, smart (well, a couple of real duds, but hey, look at the Libs or NDP anywhere in Canada which is replete with them). So it is a little sad that they seem to be melting into the Progressive (ugh) Conservative pot.

Alberta PCs meet as Wildrose’s fate hangs in the balance: Danielle Smith reportedly pushing for a cabinet seat

EDMONTON – One by one, cryptic and secretive Progressive Conservative MLAs filed into Edmonton’s Government House Wednesday for a meeting that could profoundly change Alberta’s political culture for a generation.

Heads down as they moved through a horde of frozen reporters, every Progressive Conservative sang from the same songbook, declining to comment on the rumoured collapse of Alberta’s official opposition Wildrose and the unprecedented consolidation of power in an almighty Tory juggernaut. …

Who really knows what will happen? There are several fun possibilities here: (1) Wilrose becomes even stronger with a new leader, and laughs all the way to the win in the next election. (2) Danielle Smith wins the hearts of the PCs and leads an eventual takeover, then wins. (3) Wildrose dies this week. (4) Something far less exciting.

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