daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alison redford attends the bilderberg. thomas mulcair visits the oilsands.

Tweet Premier Alison Redford is attending the 2012 Bilderberg Group conference. There are no shortage of internet conspiracy theories about the mysterious Bilderberg Group conference, but now Alberta Premier Alison Redford will know the truth about the invite-only private annual meeting of the world’s top neo-liberal financial, business, and political

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: lee richardson resigns, calgary-centre by-election could be a conservative proxy war.

Tweet Recently resigned MP Lee Richardson, soon to be Principal Secretary to Premier Alison Redford. (Photo from 5of7 on Flickr) After a bitterly fought provincial election campaign drove a deep rift into Alberta’s conservative movement between the moderate institutional Progressive Conservatives and the ideologically-driven Wildrose Party, a federal by-election in Calgary may

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alison redford and her new cabinet could lead a new urban agenda.

Premier Alison Redford's new cabinet ministers (photos from premierofalberta Flickr feed). Premier Alison Redford appointed her post-election cabinet ministers today after forgoing an initial press release and announcing them on Twitter. These picks and the legislation they will bring forward over the next four years will shape the direction Premier Redford

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Cabinet Speculation

Hey, I’m awful at predictions, but why not speculate on cabinet postings. Premier Alison Redford has discussed the possibility of some repositioning of portfolios and the possibility of a downsize to cabinet. It is quite likely that we will see 20 ministers in the cabinet including the Premier. As far

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Wildrose Voters got Cold Feet

In the days after Alberta’s engaging general election for the 28th legislature, everyone is talking about the polls – specifically how wrong they were. And while they did not accurately predict the outcome of the election, it is hard to suggest that the methodology was wrong. The polls, regardless of method employed,

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta election results 2012: regional breakdown.

Total votes province-wide in Alberta's 2012 General Election. MLA's elected: PC 61, Wildrose 17, Liberal 5, NDP 4. Vote totals in West Central constituencies (Drayton Valley-Calmar, Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills, Red Deer-North, Red Deer-South, Rimbey-Rocky Mountian House, Sundre, Spruce Grove-St. Albert, Stony Plain, West Yellowhead, Whitecourt-Ste. Anne). MLA's elected: PC

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