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Danielle Smith, Leader of the Official Opposition with the Wildrose party, goes over her speech at her annual Leader's Dinner in Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday, October 09, 2014

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Sept. 6: "[Jim Prentice] has a tremendous road ahead of him in order to rebuild trust with Albertans and get a grip on a government that has spiralled out of control." —after congratulating Mr. Prentice on winning the Progressive Conservative leadership

Oct. 27: "I look forward to each of our candidates taking another shot at this in the general [election]." —after Wildrose lost four by-elections to the Conservatives

Oct. 28: "I've had two opportunities now to contest elections, both of them having not gone the way we planned. It seems to me this is a good opportunity for my members to make that choice once again." —calling for a review of her leadership one day after by-election losses

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Nov. 3: "I got an overwhelming reaction from our members of caucus, our executive committee and others that it wasn't me." —taking back her call for a review of her leadership

Nov. 3: "There's no question that they have issues with some of the personnel decisions, some of the campaign decisions and some of the strategy decisions, but those can be fixed." —speaking about Wildrose members

Nov. 14: "My time as leader of the official Opposition is coming to an end one way or the other in about 500 days." —Ms. Smith to supporters at Wildrose's annual general meeting

Nov. 14: "If we win the election in 2016, I will be the premier and … if we don't win … it will up to you as Wildrose members to choose a new leader. Either way we're in for a big change." —the same speech

Nov. 14: "We needed a definitive statement to protect the equality of all Albertans, including our friends in the LGBTQ community, so we drafted and we passed one." —hailing a motion on gay rights as a symbol of the party's maturity.

Nov. 15: "The nature of the debate was [the members] were concerned that there might be something excluded in that long list. I think that was a reasonable position to take. I certainly don't think anyone should take offence." —after party membership voted against the motion.

Nov. 26: "We were friends, and I say that in the past tense… She's a member of the party across the aisle." —speaking about Kerry Towle, one of two Wildrose caucus members to defect to the Conservatives

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Nov. 26: "We've been an incredibly effective Opposition. I'm now on my fourth Premier. And we believe that there's still a lot of work to do to hold them to account." —on her remaining caucus after the defections

Nov. 26: "There will be no more floor crossings." —the same speech

Dec. 17: "When I became Wildrose leader more than five years ago, I did so with one singular objective in mind: to return to government the conservative values and principles that I had spent my life defending.

"Under Premier Prentice's strong leadership, I believe we can work together to lead Alberta with a renewed focus on the values and principles that we share." —after crossing the floor with eight Wildrose members

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