As a committee of Members of Parliament study, discuss and debate potential changes to Canada’s federal electoral system, three Alberta MPs are scheduled to hold town hall meetings in their ridings to discuss electoral reform with their constitu… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Election Reform Town Halls in Alberta
Nearly one-third of federal Conservative candidates running in Alberta ridings have been endorsed by the controversial Campaign Life Coalition for their opposition to women’s reproductive rights, according to a report from Press Progress.
TweetInteresting nomination races are emerging across Alberta as parties prepare to choose candidates to run in the next federal election, slated for October 2015. Below are some of the most recent updates from ridings across the province, where candidates are seeking nominations to run in two by-elections and the general election. By-elections Macleod Conservative Party . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Interesting federal nomination races emerging across Alberta
Wearing a mask at an ‘unlawful’ assembly (example, spontaneous demonstration) now carries a maximum 10-year-prison term, thanks to Bill C-309, a private member’s bill sponsored by Conservative MP Blake Richards which became law today.
No word yet on any bills making it unlawful for police to conceal their identities by removing badges while attending . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Harper Government Finds Another Way To Stifle Dissent
TweetA new survey conducted by Forum Research shows a three-way race in the Calgary-Centre by-election between Conservative Joan Crockatt, Liberal Harvey Locke, and Green Chris Turner. As reported by the Globe & Mail, the November survey of 376 ran… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: IT’S A RACE! New poll shows emerging three-way race in Calgary-Centre by-election.
TweetThis week, Members of Parliament in Ottawa voted on Motion 312, which if passed could have re-opened a divisive debate about a woman’s right to make decisions concerning her own body. Thankfully, Motion 312 was defeated 203-91 votes, but it remains disappointing that in this modern age one-third of federal MPs stood in favour of . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: How Alberta’s federal politicians voted on Motion 312.
Because we were rather busy yesterday preparing a small celebration marking my sister-in-law’s retirement at an enviably young age, I am just getting caught up on my Saturday newspaper reading. One of the issues that caught my attention is the private member’s bill making its way through Parliament as an amendment to the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: When Does An Assembly Become Unlawful?