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Mark Lisac

Mark Lisac

Mark Lisac watches the political scene for Alberta Prime Times. He's been providing insights in a monthly column since 2016.

Recent Work by Mark

What does it mean to be a Conservative these days?

What does it mean to be a Conservative these days?

Conservative? Come out, come out, wherever you are..
The challenges of replacing a leader

The challenges of replacing a leader

Whether provincial or federal, in power or in opposition, choosing a party leader is tricky business.
Opinion: Kenney not quite gone, not quite forgotten

Opinion: Kenney not quite gone, not quite forgotten

Who are the candidates that may take the helm of the UCP once Kenney is gone?
Opinion: If past predicts future, Kenney's time is just about up.

Opinion: If past predicts future, Kenney's time is just about up.

Is time up for Premier Jason Kenney? Past conservative party patterns would indicate yes, says political watcher.
Kenney's UCP leadership on the chopping block?

Kenney's UCP leadership on the chopping block?

Opinion: Our political watcher examines the possible fallout after this weekend's April leadership review.
Kenney's UCP leadership on the chopping block?

Kenney's UCP leadership on the chopping block?

What's to become of Kenney? Our political watcher examines the possible fallout after the early April leadership review.
What have we learned from pandemics and protests?

What have we learned from pandemics and protests?

What have we learned, through COVID-19 and recent protests? asks political watcher.
Consistency in short supply in Alberta politics

Consistency in short supply in Alberta politics

Do you concern yourself with matters beyond those that directly affect you, wonders political columnist? Take a closer look to see a whole lot of inconsistency in how we're governed in Alberta.
Playing politics to give Kenney and UCP a chance to win the next election

Playing politics to give Kenney and UCP a chance to win the next election

UCP strategy includes blaming Ottawa for everything that goes wrong, and taking credit for whatever goes well in Alberta, says columnist.
Puzzling UCP moves: Is this a united party?

Puzzling UCP moves: Is this a united party?

Controversial initiatives and stance on an 'ideological identity'; just some of the moves that show a party that isn't so united, says political watcher.