TweetFormer cabinet minister Ray Danyluk dropped out of race for the presidency of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party this week, prompting a few political insiders to ask the question “why was he running in the first place?” The recently defeated three-term Tory MLA from Lac La Biche-St. Paul joined the race to replace outgoing president Bill . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Inside Baseball: Alberta’s conservative parties hold executive elections.
I have updated the list of declared and nominated candidates hoping to stand in the next provincial election: Lethbridge-West: Shannon Phillips is seeking the NDP nomination in this constituency. Ms. Phillips is a researcher and policy analyst for the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) and previously worked at the Alberta Legislative Assembly as the very […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination updates – august 2011.
Toasting the success of their open membership program, the Alberta Liberals have announced that over the course of the past few months, their party has signed up 15,500 “supporters” to participate in their upcoming leadership contest. These supporters do not have to purchase memberships (of which the Liberals claim to have 3,500 paid members) and […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta liberals boast boost in supporters.
Airdrie – Former City of Airdrie Mayor Linda Bruce told the Airdrie Echo that she has been approached to run for the Progressive Conservative nomination. Ms. Bruce served two-terms as Mayor before being unseated by Peter Brown in October 2010. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Creative Airdrie. The constituency is currently represented […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination updates – july 2011.
As hundreds of party members meet at their annual general meeting in Calgary this weekend, political observers may have noticed a quiet marketing shift that has seen the Wildrose Alliance drop the word “Alliance” from their logo on their website and url in their press releases (using wildrose.ca instead). It also puts behind them a […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: wildrose drops the alliance.
Marz and Lindsay retiring Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills PC MLA Richard Marz announced that he will retire when the next provincial election is held. Mr. Marz was first elected in 1997, defeating Liberal MLA turned Social Credit candidate Don MacDonald with a 19% margin of victory. Stony Plain PC MLA Fred Lindsay also announced that he will […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta politics notes 6/17/2011
The summer months are here and while the Progressive Conservatives and Liberals are preoccupied with choosing new leaders, the Wildrose Alliance are focusing on nominating a swath of candidates across the province. Here are some updates to the list of candidate nominations happening across Alberta: Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater: Travis Olson was nominated as the Wildrose candidate on […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: updated: alberta candidate nomination updates – june 2011.