Alberta Diary: Campaign Diary Volume 12: Anonymity, advertising, Astro-Turf … & advice in St. Albert

Where’s Toto when St. Albert needs him? And what does he think about St. Albert’s leash bylaw? Here’s Toto, back in the day, exposing the Great Oz behind the green curtain.  St. Albertans are curious about the anonymous groups trying to influence our city’s municipal election. At least one group is doing it by spending ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Joy of Political Giving, By-Elections edition #nlpoli

Official election finance returns for two by-elections in 2010 and 2011 show an interesting pattern of political contributions. The most interesting tidbit is that the Tories had to pull out all the financial stops to ensure Vaughan Granter won Humber West. The party transferred more than $17,000 to his campaign. The single largest expense for ...

The Wheatsheaf: NDP: Best Ads on the Block

Week 2 of #elxn41 is well under way, and the election ads have been rather predictable.  The Harper Conservatives have gone negative with their Iggy is an illegal alien ads.  The Liberals have rolled out their pouty “I am Michael and I am too a Canadian” commercials.  The Greens have attempted to catch attention with ...