With the spectre of a spring provincial general election hanging over us, the Progressive Conservative, Wildrose and New Democratic parties are in a hurry to nominate candidates in Alberta’s 87 constituencies. On Jan. 19, 2015, the PC Party announced that… Continue Reading →
TweetIt has been a long time since things have looked good for the Alberta Liberals. The provincial party has been teetering on the verge of the political abyss for years but lately the future looks especially bleak. Recent announcements that popular Calgary Liberal MLAs Kent Hehr and Darshan Kang are moving to greener pastures in . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Goodbye? The future looks bleak for the Alberta Liberals
Tweet Elections Alberta has released the financial disclosure forms submitted by candidates who ran in the April 2012 provincial election and some of the disclosure forms reveal some interesting information about how much money was fundraised and spent during the campaign. The money spent by candidates and political parties in Alberta elections are nowhere near . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: big money spent in alberta’s 2012 election.
In the final days of Alberta’s 2012 General Election, party leaders will be focusing their time and energy in the places that will matter on election day.
Premier Alison Redford with Calgary candidates Jason Luan, Teresa Woo-Paw, Sandra Jansen, and Len Webber (photo from Alison4Premier Facebook Page)
Progressive Conservative leader Alison Redford will spend . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: it’s crunch time!
Important note: The following blog is intended only for people who usually vote Liberal, but who are thinking of switching their vote to either the PCs (to stop the Wildrose) or to the Wildrose (to defeat the PCs). Unwavering PC supporters, bedrock Wildrose supporters and compulsive NDP backers, please leave the virtual room. This blog . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Now is the time for all good Liberals to come to the aid of their party.
In the lead up to the Alberta’s 2012 election, I have identified fifteen constituencies across the province that could produce interesting contests and results when the election is called.
15 races to watch in Alberta's 2012 election.
1) Highwood The Wildrose Party has staked their future in the success of leader Danielle Smith and . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: 15 races to watch in alberta’s 2012 election.
The list of candidates nominated across the province continues to grow as we get closer to an expected Spring 2012 election.
Nominated Alberta election candidates by region. December 8, 2011
The sudden burst of retirement announcements by Stelmach-era cabinet ministers has prompted a flurry of nomination activity in constituencies that could be considered Tory strongholds . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta election candidate update – december 2011.
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)
Accountant and recent Mayoral candidate David Dorward is expected to announce this morning that he will seek the Progressive Conservative nomination in Edmonton-Gold Bar, according to a reliable source.
As the PC candidate in the 2008 election, Mr. Dorward placed a strong second to MLA Hugh MacDonald in this long-held Liberal . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: david dorward to seek progressive conservative nomination in edmonton-gold bar.
With a fixed election “period” expected to be set for sometime between March 1 and May 31, 2012, Alberta’s political parties are still in the process of nominating candidates in the 87 new constituencies that will be contested in the next provincial election.
Total Nominated Candidates AP: Alberta Party 8/87 LIB: Liberal 20/87 NDP: New . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – november 2011 (part 2).
If there was a Liberal Party heartland in Alberta, it would be located in the boundaries of Edmonton-Gold Bar. The east central Edmonton constituency is the longest Liberal held constituency in the province, having elected Liberal MLAs since the 1986 election. Represented by popular Alderman Bettie Hewes from 1986 until 1997, Gold Bar’s current MLA […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: josipa petrunic – the liberal party’s next great hope in edmonton-gold bar?
Outgoing Liberal Party executive director Corey Hogan and Liberal Caucus strategist Jonathan Huckabee offered Alberta Party provincial organizer Michael Walters a job as their party’s executive director, sources close to both parties have told this blogger. The offer was made over the phone earlier this week. Sources say that Mr. Walters, the nominated Alberta Party […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: liberal party tries to raid alberta party staff by promising job and nomination.
What kind of leader will Raj Sherman be? This is a tough question to answer. As Edmonton Journal columnist Graham Thomson somewhat dramatically described yesterday: Sherman – energetic, intelligent, charismatic – could prove to be a political white knight riding to the Liberals’ rescue. Or Sherman – inexperienced, mercurial, impetuous – could yet prove to […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: what’s next for raj sherman and the alberta liberals?