daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Edmonton Election races I will be watching on Election Night

With less than 36-hours left until the polls open on Alberta’s municipal Election Day, candidates and their campaign teams will be pressing hard to make sure their efforts over the past month pay off. Here are a few Edmonton City Council races I will be watching on Election night: Ward 4: There are twelve candidates running ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Thanks! daveberta.ca voted Edmonton’s Best Local Affairs Blog

Thank you to the readers of Vue Weekly, Edmonton’s alternative-weekly magazine, for voting daveberta.ca as the city’s Best Local Affairs Blog as part of the magazine’s annual Best of Edmonton list for 2017. Mack Male’s excellent mastermaq.ca blog – a solid standard of Edmonton’s online media establishment – and Jeff Samsonow new project, edmontonquotient.com – ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Edmonton Election Update: 137 days to go.

Photo: Kris Andreychuk launches his campaign for city council in Ward 7. We are now 137 days away from the October 2017 municipal elections in Edmonton. Here are some of the latest updates to the list of candidates running in Edmonton’s municipal election for City Council, the Edmonton Public School Board and the Edmonton Catholic School District. Edmonton ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Edmonton City Council Elections Updates

There are 179 days left until Edmontonians cast their votes to choose their next city council. With the spring approaching and prime campaigning weather just around the corner, candidates are beginning to launch their campaigns. Here are some of the latest updates from my list of candidates running in Edmonton’s 2017 municipal elections: Ward 1: First-term ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Don Iveson among 26 candidates officially gearing up for Edmonton’s 2017 municipal elections

Mayor Don Iveson and 25 other Edmontonians have officially submitted their papers expressing interest in running for the positions of Mayor or City Councillor in Edmonton’s next municipal elections. The election is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 16, 2017. Mr…. Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Ten candidates have already filed to run in Edmonton’s 2017 elections

There are 455 days until Edmontonians go to the polls to vote in the next municipal election and some candidates are already starting to organize their campaigns. I dropped by the Office of the City Clerk yesterday and discovered that ten candidates have… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Honouring a great Edmontonian with Michael Phair Park

It was a sunny day and there was a great turnout to honour a great Edmontonian at the dedication ceremony for the new Michael Phair Park on 104 Street north of Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton. A strong advocate of urban… Continue Reading →

Alberta Diary: Aging long-shot ‘blockhead’ candidate knocks off huge Journal political team to capture Yeggie political category award

Yeggie winning blogger David Climenhaga with a familiar-looking Albertan. What was her name again? Below: The same guy with some other political types who look faintly familiar. When the podcast site for the Edmonton Journal’s entire 11-member political affairs team was nominated for one of this year’s Yeggies, the annual awards created last year “to ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Big Money in Edmonton Municipal Election

Tweet$4.35, $19.75, and $5.45 are how much Don Iveson, Karen Leibovici and Kerry Diotte‘s campaigns spent for each vote received in Edmonton’s October 21, 2013  mayoral election.  With the most efficient dollar-to-vote ratio is Mr. Iveson, who won the election with a landslide 132,162 votes (62% of the total votes cast). With a less efficient dollar-to-vote ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Don Iveson’s win a vote for optimism and smart planning

TweetThere will be plenty of analysis about what last night’s election means for the city of Edmonton. With 132,162 votes – 62% of the vote – Don Iveson earned a commanding victory in the mayoral election over his two main opponents, Karen Leibovici and Kerry Diotte. This is a win for the positive campaign and a ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: 7 City Council races to watch in Edmonton

TweetWith most attention focused on Edmonton’s mayoral election, it is important to remember there are a number of contest for City Council that could produce interesting results on election day. There are seven Wards that I will be keeping a close watch on when voting ends on October 21. Ward 1 After three-terms, councillor Linda ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Edmonton election Substance and Style #2

TweetHaving focused on Edmonton’s mayoral contest in last week’s edition, I decided that this week’s ‘Substance and Style’ review should focus on the City Council and School Board campaigns across the city. Aboriginal issues Ward 6 candidate Kyle Brown wants to bring Aboriginal issues to the civic discussion. This is important, because by 2017 Edmonton ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Scott McKeen, Bev Esslinger enter open city council races

TweetWith three of Edmonton’s City Councillors in the mayoral election and two councillors retiring, there are now five open Ward’s in this year’s municipal election. With five out of twelve city councillors not running for re-election, the open races are attracting a handful of eager candidates. As first reported on this blog, former Edmonton Journal ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Edmonton election heats up in early summer months

TweetAmarjeet Sohi opts out for mayor. Scott McKeen rumoured in Ward 6. Amarjeet Sohi announced this week that he will not jump into Edmonton’s open mayoral race. The two-term councillor, who had been pondering a run for mayor, will instead run for re-election in his south side Ward 12, where he was re-elected with 64% of ...