daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta faces incomplete voters list. british columbia’s elections officer proposes meaningful changes.

This blogger never misses a vote. Edmonton-Riverview MLA Kevin Taft is continuing his court battle over the administration of Alberta’s 2008 provincial election by launching a charter challenge. As reported by the Edmonton Journal‘s Sheila Pratt, Dr. Taft’s lawyer Grant Dunlop has argued the government has a legal obligation to “create effective machinery”

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: one less lifeboat on the ship: lethbridge liberal mla bridget pastoor to join pc caucus today.

MLA Bridget Pastoor According to a tweet from Calgary Herald columnist Don Braid, Liberal MLA Bridget Pastoor will cross the floor and join the Progressive Conservative caucus today. Ms. Pastoor is currently serving her second term as the MLA for Lethbridge-East, a constituency represented by Liberal MLAs since 1993. She

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: josipa petrunic – the liberal party’s next great hope in edmonton-gold bar?

If there was a Liberal Party heartland in Alberta, it would be located in the boundaries of Edmonton-Gold Bar. The east central Edmonton constituency is the longest Liberal held constituency in the province, having elected Liberal MLAs since the 1986 election. Represented by popular Alderman Bettie Hewes from 1986 until 1997, Gold Bar’s current MLA […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – november 2011.

The Progressive Conservatives have opened their nomination process, leading a number of candidates to declared their interest in opposition held constituencies. This first wave out of the floodgates have allowed me to update the list of declared and nominated candidates for the next provincial election: Calgary-Buffalo: Dawna Haslam announced on her Facebook profile that she […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: ‘budget dialogue’ survey really an online monologue.

In the pantheon of poorly written and meaningless online surveys, the Government of Alberta’s new ‘Budget Dialogue’ online survey now rests upon a high pedestal (other recent polls belong in their own pantheon). If you were not so lucky to have been invited to join Premier Alison Redford, Finance Minister Ron Liepert, or Treasury Board President […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: wildrose behind mysterious ‘push poll’ attacking alison redford.

Politics in Alberta got a little meaner this week when word of a new ‘push poll’ attacking Premier Alison Redford began to circulate among political circles. In typical push poll fashion, the automated telephone survey asks participants to answer a series of loaded negative questions about Premier Redford, and then respond to whether they would […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: redford’s ‘change from within’ is a nice slogan, but when you take a closer look…

Despite the narrative of “change from within” that was made popular after the October 1 leadership vote, the wave of change has not spilled far into the Progressive Conservative ranks since Alison Redford was elected into her new role one month ago. – The Globe & Mail is reporting that the controversial Kelley Charlebois is […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: former fort saskatchewan mayor jim sheasgreen seeking pc nomination.

Jim Sheasgreen, former Mayor of the City of Fort Saskatchewan, has announced his intention to seek the Progressive Conservative nomination in the Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville constituency. Mr. Sheasgreen served as Mayor from 2004 until 2010 and on City Council from 2001 until 2004. In 2010, Mr. Sheasgreen was defeated by current Mayor Gale Katchur. Also seeking […]

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