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daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Two snapshots show how Alberta politics have changed

Alberta’s Premier marches in Calgary’s Pride Parade on one day and then flips and serves burgers for unemployed and underemployed Albertans at a union-sponsored Labour Day BBQ in central Edmonton on the next day. Those two days provide some powerful symbolism… Continue Reading → . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Two snapshots show how Alberta politics have changed

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Thirteen candidates now filed to run in Edmonton’s 2017 elections

Two more candidates have joined the list of Edmontonians who have filed their intentions to run in Edmonton’s next municipal election on October 16, 2017. This is an increase of two since I last reported on July 19, 2016 that… Continue Reading … . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Thirteen candidates now filed to run in Edmonton’s 2017 elections

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Moe Banga wins Edmonton’s Ward 12 by-election

How many votes does it take to win a 32-candidate by-election? 2,359 out of 13,279. Edmonton Police Detective and community volunteer Moe Banga was elected to Edmonton City Council with 18 percent of the vote in today’s Ward 12 by-election to … . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Moe Banga wins Edmonton’s Ward 12 by-election

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: How to break from the pack in a 32 candidate by-election race

Thirty-two candidates will be listed on the ballot in the Feb. 22 by-election to fill Edmonton City Council’s Ward 12. With this many candidates on the ballot, it could be challenging for voters to choose who would best represent them on… Cont… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: How to break from the pack in a 32 candidate by-election race

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: On your mark, get set… go! By-elections to kick off 2016 in Alberta politics

Although we are still years away from the next round of municipal, provincial and federal elections in Alberta, a handful of provincial and municipal by-elections will be held in the first half of 2016. . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: On your mark, get set… go! By-elections to kick off 2016 in Alberta politics

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: 2015 was a great year for Progressive Politics in Alberta

It was an exciting year to be a progressive in Alberta. May 5, 2015 marked the first time since the 1930s that a conservative party did not win a provincial election in Alberta. The defeat of the Progressive Conservative government, which had… Cont… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: 2015 was a great year for Progressive Politics in Alberta

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Twenty-one candidates now running in Edmonton’s Ward 12 by-election

There are now 21 candidates who have registered their intentions to run in Edmonton City Council’s Ward 12 by-election, which is scheduled to be held on Feb. 22, 2016. I am told with certainty that there are at least two or three… Continue Re… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Twenty-one candidates now running in Edmonton’s Ward 12 by-election

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Seventeen candidates now running in Edmonton’s Ward 12 by-election

With two months left until the official nomination date, 17 candidates have registered their intentions to run in a by-eleciton to fill the Ward 12 vacancy on Edmonton City Council. Triggered by the resignation of Amarjeet Sohi, who was elected as th… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Seventeen candidates now running in Edmonton’s Ward 12 by-election

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Seven candidates announced running in Ward 12 by-election, now set for Feb. 22, 2016

Edmonton City Council confirmed today that the Ward 12 by-election to replace former councillor Amarjeet Sohi will be held on Feb. 22, 2016. Candidates must submit their nomination papers in the Heritage Room at City Hall on Monday, January 25, 2016 between 9:00 a.m…. Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Who will run to succeed Amarjeet Sohi in the Ward 12 by-election?

On Oct. 19, City Councillor Amarjeet Sohi was elected as a Member of Parliament in the federal riding of Edmonton-Mill Woods. With Mr. Sohi’s resignation from city council in order to take his seat in the House of Commons, and his… Continue Reading →

Alberta Politics: Brown shoes may not make it, but Justin Trudeau’s cabinet choices seem pretty sound

PHOTOS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, members of his cabinet and ordinary Canadians walk toward the swearing-in ceremony yesterday morning at Government House in Ottawa. (Vancouver Observer photo.) Below: Mr. Trudeau’s father, Pierre Trudeau, making the same walk with members of his new cabinet down the same driveway in 1968. Below them: Alberta cabinet members Kent . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Brown shoes may not make it, but Justin Trudeau’s cabinet choices seem pretty sound

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: This Week in Alberta Politics

Here are a few items to watch out for in Alberta politics this week: Which of the four Liberal Members of Parliament will be appointed to the federal cabinet on Nov. 4, 2015? Most speculation points toward newly elected Calgary-Centre MP Kent… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: What do the federal election results mean for Edmonton and Alberta?

With the excitement of the 2015 federal election one week behind us, now is a good time to take a look at how the results of the election could impact Edmonton and Alberta. The reality of a majority Liberal government in Ottawa… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Tax Increases no longer Political Kryptonite in Canadian Elections

It’s been a rough year for Conservatives in Canada as two major elections in six months have resulted in major blows for Conservative parties in Alberta and Ottawa. In May 2015, former federal cabinet minister and bank vice-president Jim Prentice, a political moderate… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Trudeau Liberals crack Conservative “Fortress Alberta” in nationwide sweep

The dust has yet to finally settle on tonight’s election night results but we know that the Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau will form a majority government with more than 180 seats in the next parliament. Conservative Party leader Stephen… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Mulcair and Trudeau show Alberta some love in the final days of Election 2015. Where’s Harper?

There is no longer any doubt that Alberta is an important battleground in this federal election campaign. While Conservatives will dominate in the provincial seat count, the Liberals and NDP believe they are in a position to win competitive races in Edmonton… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Mulcair and Trudeau bring “Change” and “Real Change” to Edmonton this week

In a competition to own the “change” message, the NDP are holding a “Rally for Change in Edmonton” on Sept 10 and the Liberals are holding a “Rally for Real Change in Edmonton” on September 9. It is clear that both parties have identified varying degrees “change” as a common theme in this election campaign . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Mulcair and Trudeau bring “Change” and “Real Change” to Edmonton this week

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Calgary Stampede an important marker of political change in Alberta

Billed as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede is a must-stop destination for political leaders of all stripes and all levels of government. The event also provides a good historical marker of how quickly the political winds of change can… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Sources say Karen Leibovici to run for federal Liberals in Edmonton-West

Numerous sources report that former Edmonton city councillor Karen Leibovici is preparing a jump into federal politics by seeking the federal Liberal Party nomination in the new Edmonton-West riding. Ms. Leibovici is a long-time local politician who was first elected as a Liberal MLA… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Big Money in Edmonton Municipal Election

Tweet$4.35, $19.75, and $5.45 are how much Don Iveson, Karen Leibovici and Kerry Diotte‘s campaigns spent for each vote received in Edmonton’s October 21, 2013 mayoral election. With the most efficient dollar-to-vote ratio is Mr. Iveson, who won the election with a landslide 132,162 votes (62% of the total votes cast). With a less efficient . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Big Money in Edmonton Municipal Election

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: LRT funding a big win for Edmonton, but it is enough to save Redford?

TweetJust five days after provincial finance minister Doug Horner was criticized for delivering a budget that was absent of additional funding to expand the south east section of the “Valley Line” of Edmonton’s LRT system, provincial politicians announced yesterday that it would commit $600 million towards the project. Surrounded by city councillors and local Progressive . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: LRT funding a big win for Edmonton, but it is enough to save Redford?

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Don Iveson’s win a vote for optimism and smart planning

TweetThere will be plenty of analysis about what last night’s election means for the city of Edmonton. With 132,162 votes – 62% of the vote – Don Iveson earned a commanding victory in the mayoral election over his two main opponents, Karen Leibovici and Kerry Diotte. This is a win for the positive campaign and . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Don Iveson’s win a vote for optimism and smart planning

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: A/V Club: Edmonton Election Videos

TweetWith Edmonton mayoral candidate Kerry Diotte stirring up controversy over a YouTube video which his campaign has now removed, I thought I would take a look at some of the other election videos floating online. Here are a sample of YouTube videos of varying quality produced by some City Council candidates which have probably not . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: A/V Club: Edmonton Election Videos

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Nomination Day: Edmonton civic election official starts today

TweetDedicated citizens across Alberta will gather this morning in town halls and community centres to submit their nomination forms to become official candidates in this year’s municipal elections. In the capital city, the excitement is taking place at Edmonton’s downtown City Hall. With three-term Mayor Stephen Mandel not seeking re-election, three Councillors and a handful . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Nomination Day: Edmonton civic election official starts today

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: #yegvote Google Hangout #3 with ActivatED

Tweet On last night’s #yegvote Google Hangout, the third in our series, Ryan Hastman, Mack Male, and I were joined by Aliza Dadani from the group ActivatED. According to their website, “ActivatED is committed to electing forward-thinking progressive councillors in the 2013 Edmonton Municipal Election.” Endorsing candidates can be a messy business and ActivatED is . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: #yegvote Google Hangout #3 with ActivatED