More files from the Déjà-Vu-All-Over-Again Dep’t at Canada’s National Website and the You-Heard-It-Here Dep’t at Alberta Diary :
“Are storm clouds forming in Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s sunny skies?”
“… Ms. Redford’s problem in a nutshell goes like this: Back before her election as leader, she wasn’t the most popular kid in premier Ed Stelmach’s cabinet. She was sharp-tongued, critical of her colleagues and didn’t have many friends. That’s why when she ran for the leadership, she had the support of only one caucus member, lacklustre Calgary backbencher Art Johnston. She still doesn’t have many friends in caucus. The difference is, now she’s the boss. …”
– David J. Climenhaga, Alberta Diary, Sept. 28, 2012
“All is not well in the state of Redford”
“…It turns out Ms. Redford is tough to work for and with. Staff turnover has been a problem and, by privately conveyed accounts, ministers and MLAs are frustrated with her one-person style of decision-making. She has to learn that she’s the leader, yes, but the leader of a team.”
– Jeffery Simpson, The Globe and Mail, Nov. 10, 2012
Alberta Diary: First with the news, and no paywall!