Election

Will 2015 be an lucky or unlucky #13 for Alberta’s PC Party? | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

On May 5, 2015, the Progressive Conservatives will face Alberta voters for the thirteenth time since they first formed government in 1971. Since that election 44 years ago, the PCs…

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NPA councillor Lisa Dominato supports Rebecca Bligh’s decision to quit her party

1 of 4 2 of 4 An NPA councillor has upped the ante in a political battle within her party. Lisa Dominato has declared over Twitter that she fully supports…

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The new (and old) faces of municipal elections in Alberta | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

Tomorrow is election day and in counties, municipal districts, villages, towns, and cities across the province, Albertans will cast their votes for mayors, reeves, councillors, aldermen, and school trustees. Naheed…

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Anti-Abortion activists stage an “invalid takeover” of Alberta’s Social Credit Party | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

It has been a long time since Alberta’s Social Credit Party played a central role in mainstream politics in our province. This could be why little attention was paid to the Socred’s annual…

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“The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it, I’d be ashamed of myself.”

Happy birthday, Noam Chomsky! 91, today! Here are some quotes from the linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. ”The responsibility of the writer as a moral…

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2016 will mark the end of Senate Elections in Alberta | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

The Senatorial Selection Act, the law that governs Alberta’s unique Senate nominee elections, expires on Dec. 31, 2016. The longstanding policy of the Alberta New Democratic Party which supports the abolition of the Canadian Senate likely means…

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Delegate election rules make it easy for Kenney to win, Unite Alberta Party name reserved by Elections Alberta | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

has been fined $5,000 by the Progressive Conservative Party for breaking leadership rules by holding a hospitality suite in the same building as a party Delegate Selection Meeting on Nov….

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Provincial Liberals’ cash advantage erased after 2018 election | CBC News

The New Brunswick Liberal party, headed by former leader Brian Gallant, ran a $1.2 million deficit in 2018 and emerged from the provincial election not just in opposition, but in…

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To our new Parliamentarians: Don’t be a**holes

Welcome to Ottawa! Let me begin by assuring you it gets warmer. I recommend finding a place to live that is within walking distance of Parliament—the public transport is a…

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Egan: ‘I should have the right to marry and live my life’ — Ontario guardian stops wedding of disabled woman | Ottawa Citizen

Sherry Brachfeld had her wedding all set for Dec. 29 — the venue, the dress, the ring, a man she loved. Then came a crashing intruder. Ontario’s Public Guardian and…

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PNM And UNC Both Claim Victory In Trinidad And Tobago’s Local Government Elections

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, December 5, 2019 (CMC) – The ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) and the main opposition United National Congress (UNC) each won seven of the…

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A closer look at 20 years of by-elections in Alberta | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

Traditionally safe for incumbent parties, the latest by-elections have been risky business for the Tories Jim Prentice was selected as leader of Alberta’s PC Party and the next Premier of Alberta…

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Insiders will pretend to be outsiders in the PC leadership race | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

Former Edmonton mayor announced yesterday that he will not run for the Progressive Conservative Party leadership. Mr. Mandel was seen as a great hope by many Edmonton Tories, who believed him…

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Four by-elections are a risky mid-term test for Alberta Tories | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

Former Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel and Jim Prentice on June 10, 2014. Albertans in four provincial constituencies will go to the polls on October 27, 2014. Half-way through the  PC…

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Alberta NDP use strange voting system to select new leader | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

NDP MLAs David Eggen and Rachel Notley at a recent rally calling for the construction of a new Misericordia Hospital in south west Edmonton. Both MLAs are running for the…

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Nomination battles in Edmonton-Wetaskiwin, Griesbach | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

The new Edmonton-Wetaskiwin riding includes portions of (1) Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont, (2) Edmonton-Leduc, and (3) Wetaskiwin. What happens when three federal ridings become one? South of Edmonton, large portions of the…

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Fair Elections Act would introduce Alberta-style partisan elections officials | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

A proposed amendment to Canada’s Elections Act would introduce handpicked partisan elections officials into the current non-partisan election process. The ‘Fair Elections Act,’ a sweeping act introduced by Conservative minister…

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Watchdog calls for RCMP to investigate firing of Alberta’s election commissioner | CBC News

A national democratic watchdog wants the RCMP to investigate the firing of Alberta’s election commissioner, who was in the midst of an ongoing probe into the province’s governing party.  Bill 22,…

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Tarekh Rana is an acclaimed Ajax businessman. Is he also a fugitive crime boss? | Globalnews.ca

WATCH: Ajax property entrepreneur Tarekh Rana haunted by Bangladesh fugitive crime boss doppelganger Tarekh Rana wasted no time making a name for himself after moving to Canada five years ago….

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Bolivia’s Interim President Signs Legislation To Allow New Elections

Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Áñez signed legislation earlier this week to enforce a two-term limit on the presidency and create a board to set a date for new elections. The…

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How many trees does it take to elect a Prime Minister?

An attempted analysis of Canada’s democratic waste stream If you voted in last month’s federal election, you might have a sense of the bureaucracy involved with democratic processes. If you…

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NDP should amend more than just timelines for Alberta’s next electoral map | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer Glen Resler spoke to the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices on September 24, 2015 about legislated timelines that require an Electoral Boundaries Commission be appointed to redraw the provincial…

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Wildrose defeated by “Justin Trudeau Liberal” in Calgary-Greenway by-election | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

won today’s by-election in Calgary-Greenway with 27 percent of the vote, holding the northeast Calgary electoral district for his Progressive Conservative Party. The by-election was triggered after the death of…

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Election Alert! PCs set March 15 nomination deadline! | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

Jim Prentice celebrates his victory in the PC Party leadership contest on September 6, 2014. The Progressive Conservatives gave hints today that they could be preparing for a Spring 2015…

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Letters, Nov. 29: Trudeau should be fired | Edmonton Sun

TWO RULES Bill Peters’ N-bombs are totally unacceptable and he should be fired absolutely. Our embarrassment of a prime minister wore blackface and jumped around like a monkey and he…

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Letters, Nov. 29: ‘How come Trudeau skates on racism?’ | Calgary Sun

TWO RULES Bill Peters’ N-bombs are totally unacceptable and he should be fired absolutely. Our embarrassment of a prime minister wore black face and jumped around like a monkey and…

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Keith Gerein: NDP’s day of blunders giving the official opposition a bad name | Edmonton Journal

Hey Alberta, get ready for the province’s newest political sensation, the Progressive Coalition Party. Or not. The would-be movement is one of four party names currently reserved with Elections Alberta….

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Fundraising numbers expose PC, Wildrose strengths and weaknesses | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

The total combined first and second quarter financial disclosures from Alberta’s political parties from 2013 and 2014. The latest quarterly fundraising disclosures from Alberta’s provincial political parties were released by Elections…

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Levelling the playing field in Alberta Elections | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

For many decades, Alberta’s old Progressive Conservative government benefited greatly from large corporate donors which would help keep the governing party’s campaign war-chest flush with cash. It was well-known in…

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Should the Alberta NDP accept corporate donations? | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

The Alberta NDP MLAs Brian Mason, David Eggen, Rachel Notley, and Deron Bilous in last year’s Edmonton Folk Music Festival program book. With vibrant progressive campaigns winning on the municipal-level…

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