The barbarians are at the gate again - and this time the dynasty is having trouble with the drawbridge.
As the Alberta election campaign enters its final full week, the Progressive Conservative dynasty - the country's longest ever - is being entrusted to the increasingly shaky grip of leader Jim Prentice.
Legion branches across the country will fly their Canadian flags at half-mast Apr. 9 from sunrise to sunset to commemorate Vimy Ridge Day. It was during this famous battle, fought Apr. 9 to 12, 1917, that Canadians captured Vimy Ridge when other allied forces could not.
The good news for the body politic in this country is that it is now flying on two wings.
The left side of the political brain has caught up to the right of the political brain and it only took a couple of years.
It's an election year and that means last year's versions of the two men who are bent on unseating Stephen Harper's Conservatives are gone.
The 2015 versions of NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau are different in both style and message.
When it comes to the televised debates of the upcoming federal campaign, the only certainty is that there will be at least one in each official language and that the leaders of Canada's three main parties will be on stage.