Alberta's political leaders are off to a slow start on the first day of the 2012 election.
With hours of the election being called yesterday, Premier Alison Redford kicked-off the Progressive Conservative campaign at the campaign office of Edmonton-Glenora MLA Heather Klimchuk.
First-term MLA Ms. Klimchuk is facing one of the most . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta election day 1: campaign kick-offs and legalizing prostitution.
With a provincial election expected to be called early next week, three of Alberta’s main political parties – the Progressive Conservatives, New Democrats, and Wildrose Party – have nominated full-slates of 87 candidates. The official opposition Liberal Party, with 60 candidates nominated, is rushing to fill their remaining 17 candidacies. Expected to nominate more than . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta election candidates update – march 2012.
Ray Prins prepares to walk the plank, possibly with a little prodding by his premier. Unexpectedly departing Alberta Conservative politicians may be pretty much as illustrated. Below: Mr. Prins as he appears to his friends and family.
Now hear this! Now hear this! All hands to Damage Control! All hands to Damage Control!
Did . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Goodbye sweet Prins – did he jump or was he pushed?
Alberta MLA's are scrambling to control the monster that has become the "Pay for No Work Committee."
Scrambling to balance damage control with party unity on the eve of an election call, MLA’s in Premier Alison Redford‘s Tory caucus are returning pay earned over the past six months from the Standing . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: tories scramble into damage control mode over no-work committee pay.
Alberta's culture of negative attack ads began with this nasty Social Credit Party newspaper ad during the 1971 election.
Alberta’s political twitterati were atwitter yesterday after a Progressive Conservative radio advertisement was leaked to the Calgary Herald. The ad defend the new law passed by Premier Alison Redford‘s government that will lower a . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: tory attack ad tame by all standards.