daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta’s ndp prepares for high tide. will an orange wave come?

  A recent poll released by Citizen Society Research Lab at Lethbridge College shows Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservatives with a huge lead over the three main opposition parties. The same poll showed the New Democratic Party and Wildrose Party tied at 16%, which reinforces the results of a controversial Evironics survey released over the summer […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: premier alison redford’s challenge to change her party and alberta’s government.

Alberta politics became a little more exiting in the early hours of Sunday, October 2, 2011 when the sharp-minded former Justice Minister and human rights lawyer Alison Redford defied critics, but not readers of this blog, by defeating front-runner Gary Mar in the PC leadership contest. Ms. Redford will become Alberta’s first woman Premier when […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: alberta candidate nomination update – september 2011 (part 3)

I have updated the list of nominated and declared candidates standing for parties in the next provincial general election: Calgary-McCall: Liberal MLA Darshan Kang was nominated as his party’s candidate. Mr. Kang was first elected as MLA in 2008. Calgary-Mountain View: Christopher McMillan announced over Twitter that he is seeking the NDP nomination in the […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: blue man group plans to unite the right in alberta.

  Aiming to ‘unite the right’ in Alberta by mending fences in Alberta’s conservative political camps, a new “Alberta Blue Committee” has been formed by long-time conservative strategist Ken Boessenkool. From the Edmonton Journal: He has promised its members will reveal themselves next week and that Albertans will see them as “politically active, smart, young […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: liberal party tries to raid alberta party staff by promising job and nomination.

Outgoing Liberal Party executive director Corey Hogan and Liberal Caucus strategist Jonathan Huckabee offered Alberta Party provincial organizer Michael Walters a job as their party’s executive director, sources close to both parties have told this blogger. The offer was made over the phone earlier this week. Sources say that Mr. Walters, the nominated Alberta Party […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: what’s next for raj sherman and the alberta liberals?

What kind of leader will Raj Sherman be? This is a tough question to answer. As Edmonton Journal columnist Graham Thomson somewhat dramatically described yesterday: Sherman – energetic, intelligent, charismatic – could prove to be a political white knight riding to the Liberals’ rescue. Or Sherman – inexperienced, mercurial, impetuous – could yet prove to […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: raj sherman sweeps alberta liberal leadership poll.

When asked who will win the Alberta Liberal Party leadership vote on September 10, readers of this blog overwhelmingly chose former Tory MLA Raj Sherman. Four-term Edmonton-Gold Bar Liberal MLA Hugh MacDonald placed a distant second and Edmonton-Centre MLA Laurie Blakeman and conservative Calgarian Bill Harvey placed a close third and fourth in this online […]

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: by airing his party’s dirty laundry, is hugh macdonald hurting the liberal party?

Is Alberta Liberal leadership candidate Hugh MacDanald‘s continuing criticism of the legitimacy of the new “registered supporters” voting system hurting the chances of his party’s next leader? “This list, as it exists, is a mess,” said MacDonald, a longtime Edmonton MLA. “This is not democracy.” (Edmonton Journal, August 31, 2011) Over the course of the Liberal […]

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