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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: Who will run to succeed Amarjeet Sohi in the Ward 12 by-election?

On Oct. 19, City Councillor Amarjeet Sohi was elected as a Member of Parliament in the federal riding of Edmonton-Mill Woods. With Mr. Sohi’s resignation from city council in order to take his seat in the House of Commons, and his… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: PCs and NDP seal up full slates, election call expected tomorrow

With Alberta’s provincial election expected to be called tomorrow, both the governing Progressive Conservatives and New Democratic Party are expected to have candidates in place in all 87 constituencies today. If the writ is dropped tomorrow, April 7, then the provincial election will… 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: Edmonton election heats up in early summer months

TweetAmarjeet Sohi opts out for mayor. Scott McKeen rumoured in Ward 6. Amarjeet Sohi announced this week that he will not jump into Edmonton’s open mayoral race. The two-term councillor, who had been pondering a run for mayor, will instead run for re-election in his south side Ward 12, where he was re-elected with 64% . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Edmonton election heats up in early summer months

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Will Downtown Arena funding be issue #1 in Edmonton’s municipal elections?

TweetScrambling to fill $55 million in missing funding for the proposed Katz Group downtown arena, City Councillors voted last week to postpone any final vote on financing the project. Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel won the support of enough Capital Region politicians last week to potentially secure an extra $25 million for the project (though, the . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Will Downtown Arena funding be issue #1 in Edmonton’s municipal elections?

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Funding Edmonton’s Downtown Arena, the strange comedy of errors continues.

TweetThe strange comedy of errors that has become Edmonton’s Downtown Arena project continued this week as City Council scrambled to fill a $100 million gap in a funding plan they approved months ago. Despite repeated claims by Mayor Stephen Mandel that provincial government money would fill the $100 million gap, anyone who has paid any . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Funding Edmonton’s Downtown Arena, the strange comedy of errors continues.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Michael Walters, Ray Martin jump into the municipal election.

TweetWith much attention focused last week on Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel‘s harsh criticisms of the recent provincial budget, it may have been easy to miss news that candidates planning to seek election in this October’s municipal election are beginning to creep out of the woodwork. Community organizer Michael Walters launched his campaign this weekend in . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Michael Walters, Ray Martin jump into the municipal election.