The Progressive Conservatives held their first “Super Saturday” on Feb. 21, 2015, during which contested nominations were held in seven constituencies. The handful of contested PC nominations have been overshadowed by the nearly forty acclamations by incumbent PC MLAs across the province…. Continue Reading →
TweetBlasting the culture of entitlement that has engulfed the 43-year governing Progressive Conservative Party, Calgary-Varsity MLA Donna Kennedy-Glans announced today she was leaving the government caucus to sit as an Independent MLA. Ms. Kennedy-Glans is the second MLA to leave the PC caucus this month, but unlike the departure of Calgary-Foothills MLA Len Webber, she . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: That sinking feeling. More problems for the Redford Tories
Alberta Premier Cruella de Vil brings some of her rebellious MLAs to heel. Actual Alberta politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: High-profile caucus rebel Donna Kennedy-Glans; Stephen Mandel, former mayor of Edmonton and about the only person who could unseal the Alberta Tories’ doom at this late hour.
The departure yesterday . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: If Alison Redford won’t voluntarily step aside, Alberta’s Tories are likely finished
TweetA rumoured coup d’etat within Alberta’s Progressive Conservative caucus failed to materialize yesterday as government MLAs gathered at Government House to discuss Premier Alison Redford‘s future. Cancelling all public appearances and media events for the day, including the premier’s trip to Regina to participate in the New West Partnership meeting, PC MLAs cloistered themselves in . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Anti-Redford coup fails to materialize at PC MLA meeting
As I wrote about weeks ago, a number of municipal by-elections were held across Alberta this and last week to replace municipal officials who were elected in the April 23 provincial election.
On June 19, Vi Sanford and Sean Krausert were elected to Canmore Town Council in a by-election . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: by-elections replace new mla’s in canmore, fort mcmurray, strathcona, and westlock.
Municipal by-elections are heating up across Alberta.
As I first mentioned in a previous post, the election of municipal politicians as Members of the Legislative Assembly in the recent provincial election has triggered a handful of municipal by-elections across Alberta. Most of these municipalities have now set dates for by-elections to fill these . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: local by-elections heating up across alberta.
The results of the April 23 provincial general election in Alberta will cause a series of municipal by-elections as some successful candidates move from the previously held municipal roles into their new jobs as Members of the Legislative Assembly.
New Stony Plain Mayor William Choy
In the Town of Stony Plain, newly elected Stony . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: election of rookie mla’s kicks off municipal by-elections across alberta.
After a week away from the blogging world, I spent some time this weekend catching up with plenty of election nomination candidate updates. Alberta’s political parties are all in varying degrees of preparation for the upcoming election and for the next session of the Legislative Assembly. The Spring sitting of the Assembly begins this week . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: tories nearing a full-slate of candidates, opposition parties all over the map in election preparation.
I have updated the list of nominated Alberta election candidates to include the following three Progressive Conservative nominees:
Edmonton-Centre: Young lawyer Akash Khokhar defeated Nicole Martel to win the PC nomination. In the next election, Mr. Khokhar will face Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman, who has represented the constituency since 1997.
Edmonton-Gold Bar: Past Mayoral candidate . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta tories holding a packed nomination week.
For the past year I have been maintaining a list of declared and nominated candidates planning to stand in Alberta’s next provincial general election. To give readers a better idea about where in the province the five main political parties are actually nominating candidates, I have created an easy spreadsheet with a regional breakdown.
. . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – november 2011 (part 3)
Jim Sheasgreen, former Mayor of the City of Fort Saskatchewan, has announced his intention to seek the Progressive Conservative nomination in the Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville constituency. Mr. Sheasgreen served as Mayor from 2004 until 2010 and on City Council from 2001 until 2004. In 2010, Mr. Sheasgreen was defeated by current Mayor Gale Katchur. Also seeking […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: former fort saskatchewan mayor jim sheasgreen seeking pc nomination.
I have made the following updates to the list of declared and nominated candidates preparing to stand in the next provincial general election, now expected in 2012: Airdrie: Bryan Young is seeking the NDP nomination on October 13. Calgary-Acadia: Nick Lepora is seeking the NDP nomination on October 13. Calgary-Bow: Jason Nishiyama is seeking the […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination updates – october 2011.