It’s a wingnut jamboree, kids.
There's a new face on Alberta's political scene, made up of a couple familiar old ones.
The right-wing Alberta Alliance and Wildrose Parties have agreed to merge into a single entity called the Wildrose Alliance Party.
"The merger has been approved," said newly installed president Rob James after the Saturday meeting.
Paul Hinman, former leader of the Alliance Party and its only sitting MLA, will be the new party's leader.
With an election call from Premier Ed Stelmach's governing Conservatives expected within weeks, with a vote to be held in March, James admits the fledgling party has a lot of work to do. A platform has to be quickly developed and approved by the party membership, James said.
And Craig Chandler, perpetual wallflower, still can’t get a date. Awwwwwww.
Ousted Tory candidate Craig Chandler, who won the Calgary Egmont riding late last year only to have his nomination rejected by Premier Ed Stelmach, unsuccessfully attempted to be elected the newly born party's director. Chandler said he will run as an independent in the next election.