From Lethbridge to Rimbey and Peace River to Cochrane, here is your Saturday morning candidate nomination update: Airdrie: Mayor of Airdrie Peter Brown announced this week that he will seek the Progressive Conservative nomination. Mr. Brown was first elected Mayor in 2010. The… Continue Reading →
TweetLast week, the wheels were falling off the Wildrose bus. This week, the passengers have flung open the emergency exits and started leaping out into traffic. The Wildrose Official Opposition started the month of November with 17 MLAs and might be ending it with only fourteen. Today, Progressive Conservative leader Jim Prentice, flanked by Little . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: As 2 more Wildrose MLAs leave, can Danielle Smith’s leadership survive?
When Alberta’s Legislative Assembly reconvenes in the next few months, for the first time since 1982 the title of Official Opposition will given to a caucus of MLA’s representing a party other than the New Democrats or the Liberals. Following the April 23 general election, seventeen Wildrose Party MLA’s were elected, creating the largest Official . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: who are they? meet alberta’s wildrose official opposition.
Do you think Gary Mar left a draft cabinet list in the Premier’s Office when he was measuring the drapes? Because Premier Alison Redford found it. We were told to expect big changes, that many “household names” would be dropped from cabinet, but as they enter their new jobs, Premier Alison Redford‘s cabinet looks like […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alison redford appoints gary mar’s cabinet.
“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones With the coming of a new Premier, the great game of cabinet building is underway and the politicians are jockeying for their positions. As reported by the Edmonton Journal, the competition to woo […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: cabinet building and the game of politics in alberta.
Your blogger, figuring out who will be named to Alison Redford’s cabinet next week. Alberta bloggers may not be exactly as illustrated, and their self-referential jokes may not be all that funny.Moving on to the “second-day lead,” the Edmonton Jo… . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: The Redford Files: ‘Cabinet speculation continues’ – well, duh!
Here is a preliminary list and map of MLAs who are supporting candidates in the 2011 Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership contest. Please comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are additions or subtractions to be made to this list. Candidate: Doug Griffiths (1 MLA) Kyle Fawcett (Calgary-North Hill) Candidate: Doug […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: mla support in the alberta pc leadership contest (july 14, 2011)
Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Doug Horner held a media conference on the steps of the Legislative Assembly building in Edmonton today. The presser was billed as a launch of his “Enhancing Education” policy framework and his plan to “unite the PC Party,” but in reality it was used as an opportunity to remind the […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: doug horner reminds albertans that he is still running for premier.
See my Flickr page for more photos of today’s media conference with PC leadership candidate Doug Horner and his MLA supporters. Tweet This Post . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: pc leadership candidate doug horner announces mla endorsements.
This cleverly edited video does not cast a very flattering light on Sustainable Resource Development Minister Mel Knight and Transportation Minister Luke Ouellette as they crashed a presentation being hosted by landowners rights advocate Joe Anglin. The video does highlight the pressure that rural Tory MLAs are feeling from landowners rights advocates, many of whom […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: ministers mel knight and luke ouellette crash landowners rights meeting.