A Premier without a seat? If Jim Prentice wins, what’s next?

If Jim Prentice, the putative front-runner, does win the Progressive Conservative leadership next month, will he automatically become premier? Or does he have to wait until he wins a seat and can lead his party in the Legislative Assembly?

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Alison Redford: Dead Premier walking?

EDMONTON, AB, Feb. 19, 2013/ Troy Media/ – The Alberta chatterati – the chatterers about Alberta and politics – are convinced that:

1)    Premier Alison Redford is a dead Premier walking. She has lost the confidence of caucus, the story goes, and is in the death throes of her administration.

2)    To position herself for a graceful exit, she is moving to the right to establish her national credentials as a fiscal and real conservative rather than the liberal lawyer with a funny hair do.

3)    Doug Horner has been anointed her natural heir and successor, having secured the backing of the monied elite in Calgary and the support of caucus.

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