In recognition of International Women’s Day, today’s candidate update focuses specifically on the total number of women nominated to run for Alberta’s political parties in the upcoming provincial election. Women make up the majority of our population, but they rarely come even… Continue Reading →
TweetTo the surprise of many political watchers, Councillor Linda Sloan announced in a press release this morning that she will not seek re-election to Edmonton City Council in Ward 1. She had previously announced on June 28, 2013 that she would seek re-election. A former president of the now-defunct Staff Nurses Association of Alberta, Councillor . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Councillor Linda Sloan not seeking re-election
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
Liberal leader Raj Sherman at Edmonton’s 2012 Pride Festival.
Edmonton-Meadowlark MLA Raj Sherman will keep his job as leader of Alberta’s Liberal Party after a vote at the party’s annual general meeting in Calgary. Of the estimate 300 Liberal Party members who attended last weekend’s AGM, 94% voted to confirm their support of . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta liberals choose to keep raj sherman as leader.
Women make up the majority of Alberta’s population, but they rarely come even close to being the majority in electoral politics.
Alberta’s 2012 election could be notable for many reasons, two of those reasons being that it will be the first where both the incumbent Premier, Alison Redford, and the leader of the party polling . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta election 2012: counting women candidates.