The Wild Conservatives? Suggested alternate names for Alberta's new united conservative party
On Thursday, Alberta’s two conservative parties officially announced plans to merge.
The Alberta Party This is a classic Canadian political trick: Take the name of the jurisdiction you want to govern, and name your party after it.
BLUE Big tents win elections, so why risk alienating voters with words like “conservative,” “progressive” or “party”?
Alberta Patriotic Front There’s nothing in this party name that is technically incorrect: Whatever emerges from the founding party convention, it will be composed largely of patriotic Albertans forming a front against the NDP.
The New Progressive Conservative Party Here’s a dirty secret: The “New” Democratic Party currently governing Alberta isn’t actually that new at all.