CalgaryGrit: The Alberta Test Drive

No surprise, as Raj Sherman wins the Alberta Liberal leadership race on the first ballot: Raj Sherman: 54% (4684 votes)Hugh MacDonald: 26% (2239 votes)Laurie Blakeman: 9% (854 votes)Bill Harvey: 7% (626 votes)Bruce Payne: 2% (197 votes) As I wrote on Friday, this leadership race deserved watching, even outside Alberta, since it was the first in ...

CalgaryGrit: This Week in Alberta – The Liberals Pick a Leader

It will be a busy fall politically, with provincial elections in Ontario, Saskatchewan, PEI, Newfoundland, and Manitoba. Although we likely won’t see an Alberta vote until 2012, the province will get a new Premier, thanks to Ed Stelmach’s surprise resignation in January. The first round of voting takes place on September 17th, and assuming no ...

CalgaryGrit: ALP Leadership Candidate Profiles: Everyone Take a Step to the Right

The Alberta Liberals will be selecting a new leader on September 10th, from among 5 candidates: Laurie Blakeman, Hugh MacDonald, Raj Sherman, Bruce Payne, and Bill Harvey. Today, the final part of a series profiling the candidates. (Previously: Bruce Payne, Raj Sherman, Hugh MacDonald, Laurie Blakeman) BILL HARVEY Background: Harvey was a Campaign Coordinator for ...

CalgaryGrit: ALP Leadership Candidate Profiles: Laurie 4 Leader

The Alberta Liberals will be selecting a new leader on September 10th, from among 5 candidates: Laurie Blakeman, Hugh MacDonald, Raj Sherman, Bruce Payne, and Bill Harvey. Today, the fourth part of a series profiling the candidates. (Previously: Bruce Payne, Raj Sherman, Hugh MacDonald) LAURIE BLAKEMAN Background: Like Hugh MacDonald, Blakeman has sat as a ...

CalgaryGrit: ALP Leadership Candidate Profiles: Hugh Can Do It

The Alberta Liberals will be selecting a new leader on September 10th, from among 5 candidates: Laurie Blakeman, Hugh MacDonald, Raj Sherman, Bruce Payne, and Bill Harvey. Today, the third part of a series profiling the candidates. (Previously: Bruce Payne, Raj Sherman) HUGH MACDONALD Background: First elected in 1997, Hugh has been the Alberta Liberal ...

CalgaryGrit: This Week in Alberta: 27,000 Alberta Grits

The membership cut-off in the Alberta Liberal leadership race has passed, with the party registering over 27,000 voters as part of its new primary leadership system. As I’ve said before, this race makes for a fascinating case-study for the federal Liberals, who will most likely be debating a similar system at their January convention. The ...

CalgaryGrit: ALP Leadership Candidate Profiles: The Doctor is in

The Alberta Liberals will be selecting a new leader on September 10th, from among 5 candidates: Laurie Blakeman, Hugh MacDonald, Raj Sherman, Bruce Payne, and Bill Harvey. To vote, simply register here as an ALP supporter by August 19th. Today, the second part of a series profiling the candidates (previously – Bruce Payne). RAJ SHERMAN ...

CalgaryGrit: ALP Leadership Candidate Profiles: All Aboard the Payne Train!

The Alberta Liberals will be selecting a new leader on September 10th, from among 5 candidates: Laurie Blakeman, Hugh MacDonald, Raj Sherman, Bruce Payne, and Bill Harvey. To vote, simply register here as an ALP supporter by August 19th. Today, the first of a five part series profiling the candidates. I’m not supporting anyone in ...

CalgaryGrit: Craig Chandler Supports the Liberals

This week’s sign of the apocalypse – an e-mail sent out today by Craig Chandler to all PGIB members: From: “PGIB Head Office” Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 11:33:02 -0600To: Craig ChandlerReplyTo: “PGIB Head Office” Subject: A Serious Leadership Message For Albertans! – This Email Is URGENT In Nature – NOW PLEASE VOTE IN THE ...

CalgaryGrit: Today in Totally Useless Polling

The Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald have released polling information on the Alberta PC and Alberta Liberal leadership races, giving us valuable information about who is winning…among people who will not vote in the contest. First, the numbers: PCs Mar 12%Morton 8%Redford 6%Orman 4.7%Horner 4.7%Griffiths 1.5% Liberals Sherman 9%Blakeman 6.5%MacDonald 5.4%Harvey 2.6%Payne 2.1% While this ...

CalgaryGrit: This Week in Alberta – Looking for a Leader

All eyes are on the PC and Liberal leadership races this summer in Alberta. Well, all eyes are on the PC leadership race, and a few eyes are glancing over at the Liberal one every now and then. Still, the five Liberal candidates held a lively debate in Edmonton on Wednesday – you can read ...