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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: The new (and old) faces of municipal elections in Alberta

TweetTomorrow is election day and in counties, municipal districts, villages, towns, and cities across the province, Albertans will cast their votes for mayors, reeves, councillors, aldermen, and school trustees. In Calgary, uber-popular mayor Naheed Nenshi is expected to crush his opponents, including former Progressive Conservative MLA Jon Lord and a cast of challengers from the . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: The new (and old) faces of municipal elections in Alberta

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Alberta politics last week

TweetAfter spending some much needed time relaxing in beautiful British Columbia, I returned to Alberta this week and noticed some of the political stories that occurred during my absence. Here are some of the top political stories from last week that caught my attention: Political games in High River Buckling under the pressure of constant . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Alberta politics last week

Alberta Diary: Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in New Orleans; Hurricane Joan hits Calgary

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

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: conservatives choose joan crockatt. liberals still hoping for a star?

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?

Alberta Diary: Departed MP’s endorsement, big donations by candidate’s firm, complicate complicated Conservative nomination race

Candidates for the Conservative Party’s nomination in the Calgary Centre constituency prepare for next Saturday’s vote. Below: Candidates Greg McLean, Joan Crockatt and Jon Lord.

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to … get elected.

The contest to find a federal Conservative candidate to replace Calgary Centre MP . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Departed MP’s endorsement, big donations by candidate’s firm, complicate complicated Conservative nomination race

Alberta Diary: Distilled democracy: Tory 2% to vote on Aug. 25 in Calgary Centre nomination race

Candidate Rick Billington serenades well-heeled Conservative residents of the Calgary Centre federal riding during Stampede week back in July. Actual Alberta politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Departed MP Lee Richardson and busy candidates Joan Crockatt and Jon Lord. I’d throw in a photo of the real Mr. Billington too, just . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Distilled democracy: Tory 2% to vote on Aug. 25 in Calgary Centre nomination race

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: calgary-centre by-election nominations take a strange turn.

TweetThe Calgary-Centre Conservative Party nomination contest took a turn for the strange over the past few weeks. Originally shaping up to be a three-candidate contest, Alderman John Mar and former Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation chairman Andy Crooks dropped out of the race earlier this summer, leaving political commentator Joan Crockatt as the lone survivor of the . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: calgary-centre by-election nominations take a strange turn.

Alberta Diary: Problems with their papers? No word yet on Conservative candidates for Calgary Centre

Members of the Calgary Centre Conservative Constituency Association puzzle over nomination papers presented by would-be candidates. Alberta political insiders may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: CPC Candidates Joan Crockatt, Joe Soares, Jon Lord and Richard Billington.

Wherever are the Conservative Party of Canada’s Calgary Centre candidates?

Or, more to the point, whoever . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Problems with their papers? No word yet on Conservative candidates for Calgary Centre

Alberta Diary: Mystery story: is there an opposition candidate who can win the Calgary Centre by-election?

Your blogger with David Swann: Remember, when the author of this blog appears in a picture with a politician, it does not necessarily imply an endorsement. (That’s enough photos with politicians for one week, thanks – ed.) Below: Likely Conservative winner Joan Crockatt, Edmonton Strathcona NDP MP Linda Duncan and successful political strategist . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Mystery story: is there an opposition candidate who can win the Calgary Centre by-election?

Alberta Diary: Glen Taylor quits as leader – Alberta Party ponders the Big Goodbye

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

Alberta Diary: Calgary Centre Conservative nomination fight takes a turn, but Joan Crockatt’s still the frontrunner

Your blogger with Joan Crockatt: Remember, when the author of this blog appears in a picture with a politician, it does not imply endorsement – he just can’t help himself! Below: Nomination candidate Jon Lord and contest dropout John Mar.

The battle for the Conservative nomination in the Calgary Centre by-election, which was . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Calgary Centre Conservative nomination fight takes a turn, but Joan Crockatt’s still the frontrunner

Trashy's World: Growing up as a teen in the 1970′s…

… I knew the first few chords of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water”. Every teenage boy did. It was the law. Jon Lord was one of the best a his craft. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6x8GGXrCFQ (8) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Alberta Diary: Rumble on the right: Conservative candidates stampede into Calgary Centre

Astonished Calgarians watch as the Calgary Centre Conservative candidates ride into Cowtown. Acutal candidates may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Joan Crockatt, Rod Love, John Mar.

By the time the dust settles, at least a dozen candidates are likely to contest the Conservative Party nomination for the federal riding of Calgary Centre.

Now . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Rumble on the right: Conservative candidates stampede into Calgary Centre

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Rumble on the right: Conservative candidates stampede into Calgary Centre

Astonished Calgarians watch as the Calgary Centre Conservative candidates ride into Cowtown. Acutal candidates may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Joan Crockatt, Rod Love, John Mar.

By the time the dust settles, at least a dozen candidates are likely to contest the Conservative Party nomination for the federal riding of Calgary Centre.

Now . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Rumble on the right: Conservative candidates stampede into Calgary Centre