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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: By-election update: Conservatives choose Barlow for Macleod, Liberal MPs invade Alberta

TweetJohn Barlow was chosen as the Conservative Party candidate last night in the Macleod riding. With a by-election expected to be called soon, Mr. Barlow defeated three other candidates – Melissa Mathieson, Phil Rowland and Scott Wagner – to win the nomination. During the campaign, Mr. Barlow faced severe opposition from Canada’s gun lobby for . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: By-election update: Conservatives choose Barlow for Macleod, Liberal MPs invade Alberta

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Ron Liepert versus Rob Anders: the next PC-Wildrose proxy war?

TweetWill former provincial cabinet minister Ron Liepert make the jump into federal politics? With the launch of the TimeToDoBetter.ca website today, rumours began to spread that the former two-term Calgary-West Progressive Conservative MLA turned consultant could challenge ultra-conservative Rob Anders for the Conservative Party nomination in the new Calgary Signal Hill riding. Mr. Liepert’s candidacy . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Ron Liepert versus Rob Anders: the next PC-Wildrose proxy war?

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: big money spent in alberta’s 2012 election.

Tweet  Elections Alberta has released the financial disclosure forms submitted by candidates who ran in the April 2012 provincial election and some of the disclosure forms reveal some interesting information about how much money was fundraised and spent during the campaign. The money spent by candidates and political parties in Alberta elections are nowhere near . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: big money spent in alberta’s 2012 election.

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: What kind of message will Alison Redford send Stephen Harper in the next federal election?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Calgary West MP Rob Anders plot the destruction of Alberta Premier Alison Redford and her Progressive Conservative Party. Warning: neo-Con Alberta politicians may not have been scheming when this photo was taken. Then again… Below: a very creepy CP picture of Rob and Steve all dressed up with nowhere . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: What kind of message will Alison Redford send Stephen Harper in the next federal election?

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: thorny candidates could be the wildrose party’s biggest liability.

Danielle Smith (photo from Wildrose Facebook page)

As the face of the campaign, Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith is her party’s biggest asset. She is media savvy, personable and, despite her limited governance experience (one year as a trustee on the dysfunctional Calgary Board of Education), she talks about becoming Premier with more . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: thorny candidates could be the wildrose party’s biggest liability.

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The Harper-Wildrose alliance: the elephant in Alberta’s conservative room

Stephen Harper and Danielle Smith discuss their infernal electoral machine as the elephant in the room looks on. Loony-right-wing Alberta politicians may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Wildrose-Harpercon crossovers Tom Flanagan, Vitor Marciano and Ryan Hastman.

There’s an elephant in the room whenever Albertans of a conservative political bent get together in the . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: The Harper-Wildrose alliance: the elephant in Alberta’s conservative room

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: tories scramble into damage control mode over no-work committee pay.

Alberta MLA's are scrambling to control the monster that has become the "Pay for No Work Committee."

Scrambling to balance damage control with party unity on the eve of an election call, MLA’s in Premier Alison Redford‘s Tory caucus are returning pay earned over the past six months from the Standing . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: tories scramble into damage control mode over no-work committee pay.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta election candidates update: march 2012.

I have updated the list of candidates standing in Alberta’s 2012 election. Here are some of the recent additions to the list:

Ken Hughes

Calgary-West: Ken Hughes defeated formerly nominated candidate Shiraz Shariff in the second Progressive Conservative nomination contest in this constituency. Former MLA Mr. Shariff was disqualified as after winning the first . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta election candidates update: march 2012.