daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: recap of the alberta progressive conservative leadership forum in vermilion.

More than 350 Progressive Conservative supporters packed into the main hall at Vermilion’s Lakeland College Campus to hear and ask questions to the six candidates seeking the leadership of Alberta’s governing party. The format of the debate only allowed each candidate a short 30 seconds to respond to questions. Instead of encouraging direct answers, it […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: liberal leadership candidates woo edmonton supporters.

  More than 200 dedicated Liberal Party supporters piled into Edmonton’s Santa Maria Centre yesterday evening to hear candidates for their party’s leadership speak and answer questions. I attended and was surprised to discover a fairly lively evening for a traditional style all-candidates forum. All the candidates spoke well, but I believe that the real star […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: where the votes were in the 2006 alberta pc leadership vote, where the mla support is in 2011.

As Jim Dinning learned six years ago, having the support of MLAs in a leadership contest does not assure victory. The long-time front-runner in the 2006 Progressive Conservative leadership contest counted the support of over forty sitting MLAs, but on the final ballot vote, it was a low-key cabinet minister named Ed Stelmach with the […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: after months of campaigning, the pc leadership race officially begins.

All six candidates expected to enter the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership contest successfully filed their nomination papers, meeting yesterday’s deadline. With less than 70 days left before Alberta’s four-decade long governing party chooses its next leader, and Premier-designate, Doug Griffith, Doug Horner, Gary Mar, Ted Morton, Rick Orman, and Alison Redford will participate in a […]

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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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