He is apparently considering a run for Mr. Stelmach's old job.
In the past I've been quite critical of Mr. Blackett. His handling of Alberta's human rights legislation revamp (bill 44) was not terribly coherent. In fact, it was confused and contradictory.
And yet everything seems to have come right in the end. Section 3 (the hate speech provision) of the act remains in place, sexual orientation as a grounds for discrimination was explicitly written in, and I am informed that the parental opt-out provision--which would have allowed people to remove their kid from of a class teaching Darwin or mentioning homosexuality--has been so watered down as to be meaningless.
So Progressivism triumphed in Alberta, perhaps accidentally, and this guy appears to have been standing in the vicinity when it happened. Whether that's reason enough to put him in charge of the province, my Western brothers and sisters will have to decide.
PS. I would just note that Balckett's handling of Bill 44 drove Ezra Levant into a frenzy. For me, obviously, that's another plus.