There are 455 days until Edmontonians go to the polls to vote in the next municipal election and some candidates are already starting to organize their campaigns. I dropped by the Office of the City Clerk yesterday and discovered that ten candidates… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Ten candidates have already filed to run in Edmonton’s 2017 elections
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 →
Tweet$4.35, $19.75, and $5.45 are how much Don Iveson, Karen Leibovici and Kerry Diotte‘s campaigns spent for each vote received in Edmonton’s October 21, 2013 mayoral election. With the most efficient dollar-to-vote ratio is Mr. Iveson, who won the election with a landslide 132,162 votes (62% of the total votes cast). With a less efficient . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Big Money in Edmonton Municipal Election
TweetThere will be plenty of analysis about what last night’s election means for the city of Edmonton. With 132,162 votes – 62% of the vote – Don Iveson earned a commanding victory in the mayoral election over his two main opponents, Karen Leibovici and Kerry Diotte. This is a win for the positive campaign and . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Don Iveson’s win a vote for optimism and smart planning
TweetWith most attention focused on Edmonton’s mayoral election, it is important to remember there are a number of contest for City Council that could produce interesting results on election day. There are seven Wards that I will be keeping a close watch on when voting ends on October 21. Ward 1 After three-terms, councillor Linda . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: 7 City Council races to watch in Edmonton
TweetHaving focused on Edmonton’s mayoral contest in last week’s edition, I decided that this week’s ‘Substance and Style’ review should focus on the City Council and School Board campaigns across the city. Aboriginal issues Ward 6 candidate Kyle Brown wants to bring Aboriginal issues to the civic discussion. This is important, because by 2017 Edmonton . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Edmonton election Substance and Style #2
TweetWith Edmonton’s election campaign in full-swing, it is easy for this political watcher to miss a moment or campaign announcement over the course of a week. At the beginning or end of each week, I plan to compile ‘Substance and Style’, a summary of some the week’s events that I may have missed. Please share . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Edmonton Election Substance and Style #1
TweetAmarjeet Sohi opts out for mayor. Scott McKeen rumoured in Ward 6. Amarjeet Sohi announced this week that he will not jump into Edmonton’s open mayoral race. The two-term councillor, who had been pondering a run for mayor, will instead run for re-election in his south side Ward 12, where he was re-elected with 64% . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Edmonton election heats up in early summer months
TweetScrambling to fill $55 million in missing funding for the proposed Katz Group downtown arena, City Councillors voted last week to postpone any final vote on financing the project. Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel won the support of enough Capital Region politicians last week to potentially secure an extra $25 million for the project (though, the . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Will Downtown Arena funding be issue #1 in Edmonton’s municipal elections?
TweetWith much attention focused last week on Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel‘s harsh criticisms of the recent provincial budget, it may have been easy to miss news that candidates planning to seek election in this October’s municipal election are beginning to creep out of the woodwork. Community organizer Michael Walters launched his campaign this weekend in . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Michael Walters, Ray Martin jump into the municipal election.
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.
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
Over the course of the election campaign, I have identified candidates from all the political parties who would be good MLA’s in the next Legislature. Out of the group of more than 400 Albertans seeking office in the 2012 general election, I have chosen six candidates who I personally believe would make excellent additions to . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta election endorsements.
Danielle Smith with Wildrose MLA's Paul Hinman, Heather Forsyth, and Rob Anderson in 2010.
Despite questioning climate science and refusing to remove one candidate who railed against a policy to protect sexual minorities in public schools and another who claimed his skin colour as a political advantage, Danielle Smith‘s Wildrose Party appears set . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: a wildrose government will need a real opposition.
PC leader Premier Alison Redford, Wildrose leader Danielle Smith, NDP leader Brian Mason, and Liberal leader Raj Sherman.
The televised Leaders’ debate for Alberta’s 2012 election will be aired on April 12 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Global Television.
The debate will include Progressive Conservative leader Premier Alison Redford, Liberal Party leader Raj . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: who should be invited to the televised leaders’ debate?
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.