daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: You’ll be surprised who is on Elections Alberta’s list of banned candidates

A ruling by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice William Tilleman has lifted a ban imposed on past election candidate Jamie Lall, allowing him to run in the next provincial election if he chooses. Lall was added to a list of individuals who are ineligible to run for provincial office in Alberta because, as a candidate or chief financial officer, ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: When is the next Alberta election?

Tweet With the governing Progressive Conservatives selecting their new leader in September 2014, there is growing suspicion that Albertans could be going to polls sooner than expected. While Alberta’s next strange “three-month fixed election period” is not until 2016, a loosely written law may allow the next premier to trigger an early election. According to Section 38.01(2) of ...

Valerie Burns: On Michael Sona

Officials from Elections Canada have laid an information in a Guelph court alleging one charge against Michael Sona, a former Conservative Party of Canada staffer and campaign executive.   You guys know I don’t blog often.  I greet most political issues with a sens of ennui, and most ‘debates’ frustrate me as tired screaming matches ...

Impolitical: To overspend or not to overspend, that is a Conservative question

Kudos to the reporter who pursued Penashue here. What a rare treat to see a politician, in Canada, quizzed like this. It really should happen more often and ideally, to the Prime Minister. A gal can dream, hey? Really, the questions could have gotten even more aggressive with Penashue. If you are curious as to ...

Impolitical: 7 Robocon lawsuits filed

The latest from McMaher: The Council of Canadians has launched legal challenges of May federal election results in seven ridings, on behalf of electors living in those ridings. The ridings are: Don Valley East (Lib Ratansi defeated by Con, 890 votes), Winnipeg South Centre (Lib Neville defeated by Con, 722 votes), Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar (Con Block won ...