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A BCer in Toronto: My choices for Liberal national executive: Anna Gainey and Leanne Bourassa

I’m on the train for Montreal, and I decided that I’d make my voting decisions for the Liberal biennial before crossing the border. So, before I dive too deeply into the open bar, here are my picks: Anna Gainey for national president and Leanne Bourassa for national membership secretary. It’s unfortunate only two positions are . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: My choices for Liberal national executive: Anna Gainey and Leanne Bourassa

A BCer in Toronto: LPC national board candidate interview: Arif Khan for national membership secretary

From February 20-23, federal Liberals will gather in Montreal, and one of their tasks will be to elect a new national executive. In the coming days, I’ll be publishing interviews with some of the candidates seeking election to the party’s national board. With Matthew Certosimo deciding to not seek election as Liberal Party of Canada . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: LPC national board candidate interview: Arif Khan for national membership secretary

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Beer man Jim Gibbon runs for Edmonton City Council

TweetJim Gibbon, the founder and president of Amber’s Brewing Company, announced this week that he will run for City Council in west Edmonton’s Ward 5. Speaking over the phone this week, the owner of the popular local craft beer company explained his reasons for wanting to run in the October 21 elections. Last year, Amber’s . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Beer man Jim Gibbon runs for Edmonton City Council

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Karen Leibovici launches Mandel 2013 campaign

TweetCouncillor Karen Leibovici launched her campaign for mayor of Edmonton at a press conference this morning at the CKUA building in downtown Edmonton. The four-term city councillor kicked-off her campaign by delivering a speech that sounded as if it should have been delivered by outgoing Mayor Stephen Mandel, had he decided to seek re-election in . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Karen Leibovici launches Mandel 2013 campaign

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Michael Walters, Ray Martin jump into the municipal election.

TweetWith much attention focused last week on Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel‘s harsh criticisms of the recent provincial budget, it may have been easy to miss news that candidates planning to seek election in this October’s municipal election are beginning to creep out of the woodwork. Community organizer Michael Walters launched his campaign this weekend in . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Michael Walters, Ray Martin jump into the municipal election.

In This Corner: Now is the time for all good Liberals to come to the aid of their party.

Important note: The following blog is intended only for people who usually vote Liberal, but who are thinking of switching their vote to either the PCs (to stop the Wildrose) or to the Wildrose (to defeat the PCs). Unwavering PC supporters, bedrock Wildrose supporters and compulsive NDP backers, please leave the virtual room. This blog . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Now is the time for all good Liberals to come to the aid of their party.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: edmonton tory candidate posing for photos at police service media conference.

PC candidate Steven Young on the Edmonton Journal website.

Staff Sergeant Steven Young was the face of the Edmonton Police Service at a media conference held yesterday announcing the police service’s new advertising campaign.

Mr. Young also happens to be the nominated Progressive Conservative Party candidate in Edmonton-Riverview, a position that should make . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: edmonton tory candidate posing for photos at police service media conference.