CalgaryGrit: Alberta Votes

The writ has been dropped, and Albertans will go to the polls on April 23. The past few years have been wildly turbulent, with shocking municipal votes, the rise of the Wildrose, parties desanctioned and founded, leadership races in nearly every party (2 for the Liberals), and floor crosings aplenty. Despite this, the PCs are ...

CalgaryGrit: Alberta Votes Day 2: Polls and Prostitutes

We were treated to a pair of Alberta election polls last night – both showing the PCs and Wildrose in a statistical tie. Given previous 2012 polls have shown Redford between 5 and 37 points ahead, this comes as a bit of a shock – though it’s not necessarily bad news for the PC campaign ...

CalgaryGrit: The First Look at Redford’s Playbook

That sound you hear is the unofficial starting gun on Alberta’s 2012 election, as the PCs launch their first round of negative ads, under the familiar “Danielle Smith: Not Worth the Risk” tagline. The immediate reaction by most has been similar to Don Braid’s: In my prehistoric memory, the Tories haven’t done anything like this ...