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Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Brendan Haley explains why the Cons’ let-them-build-pipelines economic approach is doomed to fail from the standpoint of prosperity as well as that of sustainability: There is a certain spirit of defensiveness and vulnerability behind the Conservatives’ economic choices. Ideologically incapable of admitting that the private sector can run into . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Winter is coming and so is the a by-election in Calgary-Centre.

TweetConservative candidate Joan Crockatt and Green candidate Chris Turner are no longer alone in Calgary-Centre, as the field of candidates is filling out. Time is also running out for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to set the date for the by-election. Late last month, the Liberals nominated lawyer and conservationist Harvey Locke. Soon after his nomination . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Winter is coming and so is the a by-election in Calgary-Centre.

Alberta Diary: ‘Crowdsourcing our confidence’? Don’t bet on 1CalgaryCentre, whoever’s behind it, having much impact

A crowd: They have wine and balloons, and they’re all dressed in white. Does this make them progressives? Have they been crowdsourced? Alberta Diary is not certain and you shouldn’t be either. Below: Calgary pollster Brian Singh, Calgary Centre Conservative candidate Joan Crockatt.

“Crowdsourcing our confidence” will get a progressive candidate elected in . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: ‘Crowdsourcing our confidence’? Don’t bet on 1CalgaryCentre, whoever’s behind it, having much impact

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Shift happens, but not this fast – trying to understand Alberta’s wonky polls

Shift happens: An Alberta pollster runs down the road looking for a crowd of Albertans to survey. Nothing in sight, however. Below: Premier Alison Redford and Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith.

Whatever went wrong with those notorious pre-election Alberta public opinion polls, it’s not, as many pollsters now appear to be trying to persuade us, . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Shift happens, but not this fast – trying to understand Alberta’s wonky polls