The Syrup Party?


Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).

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  1. Avatar CanadianLurker says:

    Nope. The big difference is that the Wildrose Alliance is purely regional, and plans on staying that way. There are a number of Conservatives jumping ship to the WA, but they’re people who were unhappy when the old Alliance became a federal party (Long story, complicated, involves wetsuits. Don’t ask). The Wildrose Alliance wants to work in the provincial political scene and stay out of the federal scene.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    It’s all of the American ex-pats. They heard that Alberta was Canada’s conservative province and they thought that that meant that it was Conservative… when, really, it’s merely kinda blue dog.Report

    • Avatar CanadianLurker in reply to Jaybird says:

      You’re not that far off the mark. If you go digging into their biographies you find that a surprising number of prominent provincial Conservatives are expat yanks. Many of them moved to Alberta during the Vietnam War era, strangely enough just after their college exemptions ran out.Report