Following former prime minister Stephen Harper’s resignation last week, a by-election must be called in the Calgary-Heritage riding by February 25, 2017. Two candidates have already entered the Conservative nomination race to succeed Mr. Harper in Calgary-Heritage. Local Conservative Party activist Bob… Continue Reading → . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Two Tories step up to run in Calgary-Heritage by-election after Harper resigns
TweetWith less than two days left in Alberta’s mini-election, voters will head to the polls on the morning of October 27, 2014 to cast their ballots in by-elections being held in Calgary-Elbow, Calgary-Foothills, Calgary-West and Edmonton-Whitemud. As these mid-term elections approach, what is at stake for Alberta’s political parties? Progressive Conservatives In a normal general . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: What’s at stake in the four Oct. 27 by-elections?
TweetPolitical Calgary is abuzz with rumours that popular MLA Kent Hehr will seek the Liberal nomination in the federal riding of Calgary-Centre. Reliable sources say that Mr. Hehr has gone so far as to request nomination forms to become an official nomination candidate for the federal Liberals. Mr. Hehr would be a star candidate for . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Source: MLA Kent Hehr to run for Trudeau Liberals in Calgary-Centre
I attended a panel on political best practices this afternoon at the Liberal Party of Canada 2014 biennial in Montreal, and one of the speakers was Chima Nkemdirim, chief of staff to Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Describing himself to cheers as a Calgary Liberal, which isn’t always an easy thing to be (I speak . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: Five keys to political success from Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s chief of staff, Chima Nkemdirim
Nenshi made history in 2010. His Chief of Staff might do the same in 2015.
We’ve all heard the jokes.
When Calgary was hit with flooding in 2005, the Calgary Herald ran a delicious cartoon showing a giant ark being loaded up at the Stampede grounds, and Noah lamenting that, despite his . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Will any Calgary Grits be going to Ottawa in 2015?
TweetCan the online campaign 1 Calgary Centre succeed in its goal to unite (or crowd-surf) progressive voters behind one candidate in the impending Calgary-Centre by-election? It is not impossible, but it is improbable. The existence of a Naheed Nenshi, Linda Duncan, or Chima Nkemdirim style of candidate who progressive voters could unite behind could make . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Can a ‘progressive’ win in Calgary-Centre? It is not impossible, but it might not be very likely.
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
A prophet laments the unwillingness of the people to heed warnings from on high. Alberta political bloggers may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Nominated federal Tory candidate “Hurricane Joan” Crockatt.
At the risk of going all Old Testament on readers, when Hurricane Isaac slammed into New Orleans last night, it could be . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in New Orleans; Hurricane Joan hits Calgary
TweetPolitical commentator Joan Crockatt was chosen as the Conservative Party candidate in the yet to be called by-election in the federal riding of Calgary-Centre. Ms. Crockatt bested five other candidates, including the heavily endorsed lawyer Greg McLean and former MLA Jon Lord. According to a report from the Calgary Herald, more than 900 party members . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: conservatives choose joan crockatt. liberals still hoping for a star?
Your blogger in happier times with departing Alberta Party Leader Glenn Taylor. Below: Party luminaries Michael Walters and Sue Huff.
Get ready for the Big Re-Think. Or the Long Goodbye. Or something…
Alberta Party Leader Glenn Taylor has resigned, the world learned yesterday. He’ll step from the provincial political stage on Sept. 22, . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Glen Taylor quits as leader – Alberta Party ponders the Big Goodbye
Your blogger with Dave Taylor, back in 2010. Below: Glenn Taylor, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Chima Nkemdirim.
While it’s true former Alberta Party MLA Dave Taylor never crossed a bridge he couldn’t burn, the political experiment he was part of is likely finished all on its own without his incendiary assistance.
Alberta Party . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: After the Big Zero, the Alberta Party awaits the Big Goodbye