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daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Don Iveson among 26 candidates officially gearing up for Edmonton’s 2017 municipal elections

Mayor Don Iveson and 25 other Edmontonians have officially submitted their papers expressing interest in running for the positions of Mayor or City Councillor in Edmonton’s next municipal elections. The election is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 16, 2017. Mr…. Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Ten candidates have already filed to run in Edmonton’s 2017 elections

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

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Throwback Thursday: Trudeaumania hits Calgary in 1968

It was June 1968. The original Trudeaumania was in full swing and Calgary geologist and businessman Nick Taylor made his first expedition into federal politics as the Liberal candidate in the Calgary-Centre riding. The well-known oilman would come close to winning the riding in an… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Big Money in Edmonton Municipal Election

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

In This Corner: City transit ads stealing a page from Stephen Harper playbook

The Stephen Harper government has spent hundreds of millions of public dollars on a propaganda campaign aimed at bolstering the Stephen Harper brand. Apparently, someone from the city of Edmonton has been paying attention, because we are now seeing a peculiar propaganda campaign using city tax dollars. Exactly what they’re promoting is another question.

If . . . → Read More: In This Corner: City transit ads stealing a page from Stephen Harper playbook

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Don Iveson’s win a vote for optimism and smart planning

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

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: 7 City Council races to watch in Edmonton

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

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: A/V Club: Edmonton Election Videos

TweetWith Edmonton mayoral candidate Kerry Diotte stirring up controversy over a YouTube video which his campaign has now removed, I thought I would take a look at some of the other election videos floating online. Here are a sample of YouTube videos of varying quality produced by some City Council candidates which have probably not . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: A/V Club: Edmonton Election Videos

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Don Iveson brings new energy to Edmonton’s mayoral election.

TweetCouncillor Don Iveson announced his candidacy for mayor this week, rounding out the list of the most likely candidates expected to run for Mayor of Edmonton this year. Councillor Iveson has represented south Edmonton on city council for two terms and is well-known as an advocate of sustainability and smart growth. First elected to city . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Don Iveson brings new energy to Edmonton’s mayoral election.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Karen Leibovici launches Mandel 2013 campaign

TweetCouncillor Karen Leibovici launched her campaign for mayor of Edmonton at a press conference this morning at the CKUA building in downtown Edmonton. The four-term city councillor kicked-off her campaign by delivering a speech that sounded as if it should have been delivered by outgoing Mayor Stephen Mandel, had he decided to seek re-election in . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Karen Leibovici launches Mandel 2013 campaign

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Mayor Mandel on the warpath, keeps re-election plans secret.

Tweet  Stephen Mandel is not ready to announce whether he will run for a fourth-term as Edmonton’s Mayor. Speaking to a crowd of more than 2000 people at his annual state-of-the-city address to the Chamber of Commerce, Mandel avoided the topic of his political future, instead taking aim at Premier Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservatives by . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Mayor Mandel on the warpath, keeps re-election plans secret.