I will say more about the rapidly unfolding political events in Alberta later, but I will say that many of the stories we are hearing about what is going on are really oversimplifying what is really happening.
Several are calling it a possible Wildrose-PC merger, but what is really afoot increasingly seems to be less about a formal merger of parties and more on the scale of a mass-defection of Wildrose MLAs to the Jim Prentice-led PCs. We’re hearing it’s at least seven or more of them, including the leader Danielle Smith.
Wildrose have been in a caucus meeting this afternoon discussing what they will do, and no word on what is happening has leaked out yet. Stay tuned, but here is one story about what is going on from CTV Calgary.