by Tyler Difley

National Post | Full Comment

Until cooler chirps prevail….

The ever-devolving spat between Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party and the opposition Wildrose has been reduced to a series of Twitter flame wars.

On Thursday, Premier Alison Redford announced on the social media site that her government would vote to freeze MLA pay and housing allowances.

Predictably, this prompted the Wildrose to fire back.

Online troll war ensued.

“MLAs took 8% pay cut last year and @Premier_Redford just announced pay freeze,” tweeted the premier’s official communications account, @ABPremierComms. This point was disputed by Wildrose officials on Twitter. The premier’s account then tweeted a photo of an evil-looking black-and-white Wildrose leader, Danielle Smith; surrounded by quotes that apparently made the opposition appear to have flip-flopped on the subject.

Ms. Smith took a few swings of her own, followed by the premier’s communications director Stefan Baranski. In the stadium of the Alberta legislature, or #ableg, the tired peanut gallery…

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