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Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race Gets Even More Desperate

As you know the Cons are having a desperate time trying to attract good candidates to join their leadership contest.The only worse line-up than the one they have right now would be this one…And I'm afraid the latest leadership candidate to join t… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race Gets Even More Desperate

Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney makes it official with fresh-faced extras and unattributed tribute to the Nixon Era

PHOTOS: A screen grab from yesterday’s video feed of Jason Kenney announcing his candidacy for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party in Calgary. Immediately behind him is Caitlyn Madliner, who has prominently figured in anti-PC… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney makes it official with fresh-faced extras and unattributed tribute to the Nixon Era

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Calgary-Greenway Update: Alberta Party sits it out, Larry Heather and Said Abdulbaki run as Independents.

The Alberta Party has decided to not run a candidate in the March 22, 2016 by-election in the Calgary-Greenway constituency. It was a strange choice by the small political party, which brands itself as a centrist alternative. Its leader, Greg Clark, … . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Calgary-Greenway Update: Alberta Party sits it out, Larry Heather and Said Abdulbaki run as Independents.

Accidental Deliberations: On testing principles

It’s obviously tempting for opposition parties to turn the recent spate of stories about difference of opinion within the Cons into a simple matter of “they’re not united”. But it’s well worth emphasizing the substance of the issues – and particularly questioning whether the MPs who are challenging their partymates on specific issues are willing . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On testing principles

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: How Alberta’s federal politicians voted on Motion 312.

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.

Calgary Grit: Riding Talk

The electoral commission could have saved us a lot of time by painting this map blue

The new riding maps are out! The new riding maps are out! It’s Christmas in July for political geeks!

As you may be aware, new riding boundaries will be in place for the 2015 election, and the . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Riding Talk