daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: mla support in the alberta pc leadership contest (july 14, 2011)

Here is a preliminary list and map of MLAs who are supporting candidates in the 2011 Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership contest. Please comment below or send me an email at david.cournoyer@gmail.com if there are additions or subtractions to be made to this list.   Candidate: Doug Griffiths (1 MLA) Kyle Fawcett (Calgary-North Hill) Candidate: Doug […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: two years later, alberta’s third-party advertising laws are still not proclaimed.

It passed third reading in the Legislative Assembly in 2009, but Bill 205: Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure (Third Party Advertising) Amendment Act has yet to be proclaimed into law. Introduced as a Private Member’s Bill by Airdrie-Chestermere PC (and now Wildrose) MLA Rob Anderson in 2009, Bill 205 was a reaction to the “No […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: gary mar’s unfortunate timing. public-private partnership evicts 29 veterans and seniors.

Only days after it was revealed that 29 veterans and seniors are being evicted from the Pubic-Private Partnership (P3) Seniors Residence at Colonel Belcher in Calgary, PC leadership candidate Gary Mar reaffirmed his support for more P3s in health care. The private company Chartwell Real Estate owns the Colonel Belcher and is responsible for the decision to […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: ministers mel knight and luke ouellette crash landowners rights meeting.

This cleverly edited video does not cast a very flattering light on Sustainable Resource Development Minister Mel Knight and Transportation Minister Luke Ouellette as they crashed a presentation being hosted by landowners rights advocate Joe Anglin. The video does highlight the pressure that rural Tory MLAs are feeling from landowners rights advocates, many of whom […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: how much money do alberta’s political parties have in the bank? comparing financial disclosures from 2009 and 2010.

Submitted to Elections Alberta earlier this year, the 2010 financial disclosures from the constituency associations of Alberta’s political parties have been released (the central party financial disclosures were released in April). I have taken some time over the past few days to collect the 2010 data and compare them with financial disclosures from 2009. There […]

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