daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: new environics poll shows gary mar in the lead, alison redford in close second.

The Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald have published the results of a joint-Environics poll gauging support for Progressive Conservative leadership candidates among 800 card-carrying party members: Province-wide Gary Mar: 31% Alison Redford: 20% Doug Horner: 12% Ted Morton: 10% Rick Orman: 5% Doug Griffiths: 4% Undecided/Won’t vote: 17% Edmonton Gary Mar: 43% Doug Horner: 14% […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: what’s next for raj sherman and the alberta liberals?

What kind of leader will Raj Sherman be? This is a tough question to answer. As Edmonton Journal columnist Graham Thomson somewhat dramatically described yesterday: Sherman – energetic, intelligent, charismatic – could prove to be a political white knight riding to the Liberals’ rescue. Or Sherman – inexperienced, mercurial, impetuous – could yet prove to […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: raj sherman sweeps alberta liberal leadership poll.

When asked who will win the Alberta Liberal Party leadership vote on September 10, readers of this blog overwhelmingly chose former Tory MLA Raj Sherman. Four-term Edmonton-Gold Bar Liberal MLA Hugh MacDonald placed a distant second and Edmonton-Centre MLA Laurie Blakeman and conservative Calgarian Bill Harvey placed a close third and fourth in this online […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: ted morton aka frederick lee and the shredder.

After a week of dodging questions from intrepid CBC reporter Charles Rusnell about a covert email alias and shredded ministerial documents, former Finance Minister Ted Morton‘s campaign for Alberta’s Progressive Conservative leadership has taken its first big hit with just more than a week before the first ballot vote. After making ‘government transparency’ a key […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: what effect can danny williams have on alberta’s pc leadership contest?

Former Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams traveled to Fort McMurray this week to support Alberta PC leadership candidate Gary Mar and to give the candidate a boost in support from Newfoundland’s diaspora in the northern Alberta community. The retired Newfoundland Premier’s support may be one of the former Calgary MLAs most significant endorsement in […]

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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: […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: by airing his party’s dirty laundry, is hugh macdonald hurting the liberal party?

Is Alberta Liberal leadership candidate Hugh MacDanald‘s continuing criticism of the legitimacy of the new “registered supporters” voting system hurting the chances of his party’s next leader? “This list, as it exists, is a mess,” said MacDonald, a longtime Edmonton MLA. “This is not democracy.” (Edmonton Journal, August 31, 2011) Over the course of the Liberal […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta liberals register more than 27,000 eligible voters. no surprise that their leadeship contest is a largely urban affair.

The Alberta Liberal Party announced yesterday that over 27,567 Albertans are eligible to vote in their party’s September 10 leadership contest. The eligible group of supporters include 3,690 paid members and 23,877 “registered supporters” who could participate by registering their name and contact information without a fee. Following complaints from leadership candidate and Edmonton-Gold Bar […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – august 2011 (part 2).

Former Green Party leader chosen as Wildrose candidate in Rocky Mountain House-Sundre I have updated the list of declared and nominated candidates standing for the next provincial election. Here are some of the updates: Rocky Mountain House-Sundre: According to Wildrose provincial director Krista Waters, landowners rights advocate and former leader of the Alberta Green Party […]

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