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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: rookie photos of alberta mla’s retiring in 2012.

With an election expected to be held in the next few months and a new Premier setting a new tone, many long-time and not-so-long-time Members of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly have decided that now is time to retire or look for greener pastures.

The nineteen MLAs not seeking re-election are former Premier Ed Stelmach, Ken Kowalski, . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: rookie photos of alberta mla’s retiring in 2012.

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Premier Alison Redford enforces generational change in Alberta government

Alberta Speaker Ken Kowalski and other former PC ministers line up to wait for their transition allowances. Tory politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Kowalski, former Premier Ed Stelmach, Iris Evans, Lloyd Snelgrove.

Civilization as we know it in Alberta has ended.

Ken Kowalski, 66, is stepping down. The Speaker of the . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Premier Alison Redford enforces generational change in Alberta government

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Where’s the helicopter when you need it? Tory political liability drives into sunset … unbreathalized

An Edmonton police officer pulls over a local Conservative MP. Alberta police and politicians may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Peter Goldring.

If it’s true it doesn’t matter what you say about a politician as long as you spell his name right, Peter Goldring’s timing was impeccable.

That said, it just doesn’t seem like . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Where’s the helicopter when you need it? Tory political liability drives into sunset … unbreathalized

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: in alberta politics, what was once old is new again.

Premier Alison Redford is expected to introduce new fixed-election date legislation in the postponed fall sitting of the Assembly, expected to sit in late November. In 2009, I wrote: “In April 2008, St. Albert PC MLA Ken Allred introduced a Private Member’s Bill, Bill 203: Election Statutes (Fixed Election Dates), in the Legislative Assembly of […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: in alberta politics, what was once old is new again.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – october 2011 (part 3).

I have updated the list of candidates who have been nominated or declared their intentions to stand as candidates in Alberta’s next provincial election expected in 2012. Please email comment below or email me at david.cournoyer@gmail.com if there are additions to the list. Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock: CUPE activist Trudy Grebenstein is seeking the NDP nomination scheduled for […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – october 2011 (part 3).

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – september 2011.

I have updated the list of declared and nominated candidates standing in the next provincial election. Airdrie: The Airdrie City View is reporting that former Airdrie Mayor Linda Bruce is volunteering for Gary Mar‘s PC leadership campaign, adding to the speculation that she may seek the PC nomination to challenge Wildrose MLA Rob Anderson. Banff-Cochrane: […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – september 2011.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: after months of campaigning, the pc leadership race officially begins.

All six candidates expected to enter the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership contest successfully filed their nomination papers, meeting yesterday’s deadline. With less than 70 days left before Alberta’s four-decade long governing party chooses its next leader, and Premier-designate, Doug Griffith, Doug Horner, Gary Mar, Ted Morton, Rick Orman, and Alison Redford will participate in a […] . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: after months of campaigning, the pc leadership race officially begins.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination updates – july 2011.

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.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta politics notes 6/17/2011

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