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Rise and Fall of Wildrose Party Inextricably Linked to Danielle Smith

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice and former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith speak to media after a caucus meeting in Edmonton on Dec. 17, 2014. Smith and eight of her remaining caucus members have defected to the Progressive Conservatives, leaving the future of the party that flourished under her up in the air. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice and former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith speak to media after a caucus meeting in Edmonton on Dec. 17, 2014. Smith and eight of her remaining caucus members have defected to the Progressive Conservatives, leaving the future of the party that flourished under her up in the air. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)

EDMONTON—Danielle Smith has headed back to her political roots with Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives after spending the last five years fighting to oust them from power...




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