daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Party like it’s 2016! Alberta NDP hold their convention in Calgary

In the past, the media and political watchers would pay little attention to a provincial convention held by Alberta’s New Democratic Party. Back in 2009 during a stint as a freelance writer, I covered the NDP convention for the now-defunct alt-weekly known as… Continue Reading →

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 Calgary Centre? ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Go figure! Elections Alberta demands group with no ads on website register for ads on website

A group of typical Albertan soccer moms thinks about whom to vote for. Their rifles are, of course, unregistered. But what about the opinions on their web page? Alberta Chief Electoral Office O. (for Olaf) Brian Fjeldheim. We may not have to register our rifles in Alberta, but folks out here are wondering if we ...