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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: letter by former mla a glimpse at desperate times in the liberal party.

“At year’s end there is a saying, “Out with the old and in with the new”

“Unfortunately, this does not apply to your St. Albert Provincial Liberal Constituency Association. The reality of our situation is that “The old is not out and the new is the same old.”

A letter sent to current and past . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: letter by former mla a glimpse at desperate times in the liberal party.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta tories holding a packed nomination week.

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.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: rookie photos of alberta mla’s retiring in 2012.

With an election expected to be held in the next few months and a new Premier setting a new tone, many long-time and not-so-long-time Members of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly have decided that now is time to retire or look for greener pastures.

The nineteen MLAs not seeking re-election are former Premier Ed Stelmach, Ken Kowalski, . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: rookie photos of alberta mla’s retiring in 2012.

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Premier Alison Redford enforces generational change in Alberta government

Alberta Speaker Ken Kowalski and other former PC ministers line up to wait for their transition allowances. Tory politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Kowalski, former Premier Ed Stelmach, Iris Evans, Lloyd Snelgrove.

Civilization as we know it in Alberta has ended.

Ken Kowalski, 66, is stepping down. The Speaker of the . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Premier Alison Redford enforces generational change in Alberta government

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta election candidate update – december 2011.

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.

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Expect fixed election dates? Get ready to fall on your butt, Charlie Brown!

Premier Alison Redford gets her Tory football ready. But the guy in the stripy short can’t be a real Albertan – the cloud bubble gives him away. Alberta politicians may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: the real Ms. Redford and fixed election d… . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Expect fixed election dates? Get ready to fall on your butt, Charlie Brown!

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: in alberta politics, what was once old is new again.

Premier Alison Redford is expected to introduce new fixed-election date legislation in the postponed fall sitting of the Assembly, expected to sit in late November. In 2009, I wrote: “In April 2008, St. Albert PC MLA Ken Allred introduced a Private Member’s Bill, Bill 203: Election Statutes (Fixed Election Dates), in the Legislative Assembly of […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: in alberta politics, what was once old is new again.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – october 2011 (part 3).

I have updated the list of candidates who have been nominated or declared their intentions to stand as candidates in Alberta’s next provincial election expected in 2012. Please email comment below or email me at david.cournoyer@gmail.com if there are additions to the list. Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock: CUPE activist Trudy Grebenstein is seeking the NDP nomination scheduled for […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – october 2011 (part 3).

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: second-ballot math: alberta tory caucus splits between redford, mar, horner.

The three candidates eliminated on the first-ballot vote to choose the next leader of Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives have all announced their support for front-runner Gary Mar. Carrying 40% of the vote on the first-ballot, it is understandable why the three would endorse the front-runner in terms of both personal political calculation and party unity. Scattering […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: second-ballot math: alberta tory caucus splits between redford, mar, horner.

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Remember where you heard it first! Former St. Albert city councillor James Burrows gets Wildrose nomination

Former St. Albert city councillor James Burrows on municipal election night 2010. The TV monitors in the background did not display particularly good news for Mr. Burrows. Now he has the Wildrose Alliance nomination for the St. Albert riding. Below: St… . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Remember where you heard it first! Former St. Albert city councillor James Burrows gets Wildrose nomination

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: cindy ady endorses gary mar, ken allred goes with ted morton.

Two more endorsements have been added to the map of MLA support in the 2011 Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership contest. Three-term Calgary-Shaw MLA and Tourism Minister Cindy Ady has endorsed leadership candidate Gary Mar. Minister Ady is Mr. Mar’s third Calgary MLA endorsements, following support from Calgary-Foothills MLA Len Webber, Calgary-Nose Hill MLA Neil Brown, […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: cindy ady endorses gary mar, ken allred goes with ted morton.