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Orange Chinook
Politics in the New Alberta
1st edition
Edited by: Duane Bratt Edited by: Keith Brownsey Edited by: Richard Sutherland Edited by: David Taras Contributions by: Janet Brown Contributions by: Brad Clark Contributions by: Roger Epp Contributions by: Ron Kneebone Contributions by: Sheridan McVean Contributions by: Chaseten Remillard Contributions by: Peter Ryan Contributions by: John Santos Contributions by: Anthony M. Sayers Contributions by: Gillian Steward Contributions by: David K. Stewart Contributions by: Kevin Taft Contributions by: Melanee Thomas Contributions by: Graham White Contributions by: Lori Williams Contributions by: James Wilt Contributions by: Deborah Yedlin Contributions by: Jennifer Zwicker
9781773850252 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Canadian Feb 15, 2019
$29.99 CAD
Forthcoming 6 x 9 x 1.1 in 360 pages Tables, graphs, figures, appendices, bibliography University of Calgary Press
In 2015, the New Democratic Party won an unprecedented victory in Alberta. Unseating the Progressive Conservatives-who had won every provincial election since 1971-they formed an NDP government for the first time in the history of the province.

Orange Chinook is the first scholarly analysis of this election. It examines the legacy of the Progressive Conservative dynasty, the PC and NDP campaigns, polling, and online politics, providing context and setting the stage. It highlights the importance of Alberta’s energy sector and how it relates to provincial politics with focus on the oil sands, the carbon tax, and pipelines.

Examining the NDP in power, Orange Chinook draws on Indigenous, urban, and rural perspectives to explore the transition process and government finances and politics. It explores the governing style of premier Rachel Notley, paying special attention to her response to the 2016 For McMurray wildfire and to the role of women in politics. Orange Chinook brings together Alberta’s top political watchers in this fascinating, multifaceted analysis.

With Contributions By: 

Richard Sutherland, Graham White, David Taras, Duane Bratt, Melanee Thomas, Janet Brown, John Santos, Peter Ryan, Gillian Steward, Kevin Taft, Deborah Yedlin, Keith Brownsey, Ron Kneebone, Jennifer Zwicker, Brad Clark, James Witt, Roger Epp, Lori Williams, Chase Remillard, Sheridan McVean, David Stewart, and Amy Sayers 

Duane Bratt is professor and chair in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.

Keith Brownsey is a professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.

Richard Sutherland is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.

David Taras holds the Ralph Klein Chair in Media Studies at Mount Royal University. 


A useful baseline for considering the future of Alberta politics.

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Trevor Harrison, AlbertaViews

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