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How former PC MLAs fared in the 2017 municipal elections
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Photo: Former Alberta PC MLAs Jacquie Fenske, Don Scott, Linda Johnson and Art Johnston Former PC MLAs elected in Fort McMurray They served together in the Legislature from 2012 until 2015, and last week former Fort McMurray-Conklin MLA Don Scott was elected Mayor and former Fort McMurray-Wood Bu...
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Sturgeon River-Parkland: The Forgotten By-Election
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Photo: Liberal candidate Brian Gold and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a campaign event in Spruce Grove on October 20, 2017. (Source: Twitter) Overshadowed by this past Monday’s municipal elections, the federal by-election in Sturgeon River-Parkland scheduled for October 23, 2017 could be...
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Alberta NDP tops fundraising for 3rd quarter in a row, UCP expected to catch up in 4th quarter
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Elections Alberta released the financial disclosures showing the results of political party fundraising in the third quarter of 2017. Here are my quick thoughts on the latest fundraising numbers: The NDP continue to demonstrate an impressive ability to raise money in Alberta. The NDP has raised t...
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Alberta’s Boundary Commission recommends new Electoral Map for 2019
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The final report of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission has been released. Here are the maps of Alberta, Edmonton and Calgary that the commission is recommending be drawn for the next provincial general election. I will have more analysis of these maps on the blog later tonight.
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Why every vote matters.
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Here is a good example of why every vote matters, and can make a difference, on election day. It might be the closest election result in the province. In Smoky Lake County’s Division 2, a tie between two candidates was almost a tie between three candidates. According to the unofficial resul...
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Former Tory Sandra Jansen appointed to Notley NDP cabinet
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Photo: Sandra Jansen (left) and Premier Rachel Notley (right) at the press conference announcing the PC MLA had crossed the floor to join the NDP in November 2016. (Photo from Premier Rachel Notley’s Facebook Page) It was widely expected to happen in 2017, and today NDP MLA Sandra Jansen wa...
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The morning after… Post-Election radio panel on the Ryan Jespersen Show
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It was a late night watching the results come in last night, but I was up early this morning to join Ryan Jespersen‘s post-election panel discussion about yesterday’s municipal election results. If you missed it this morning on 630 CHED, here is the panel discussion with myself, Jespe...
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Edmonton Election Results – A big Iveson landslide and few City Council surprises
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Photo: Don Iveson celebrates his re-election victory with his family (photo: Twitter) As expected, Don Iveson was re-elected Mayor of Edmonton in a huge landslide with 141,182 votes – 72 percent of the total votes cast in that race – increasing his total vote count from the 2013 elect...
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Oil’s Deep State by Kevin Taft continues to top Audreys Books’ Edmonton Bestsellers List
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended October 10, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers Oil’s Deep State: How the Petroleum Industry Undermines ...
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Nenshi in a tight race while Iveson coasts to victory
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Photo: Diana McQueen, Don Iveson, Jim Prentice and Naheed Nenshi sign the Framework Agreement that paved the way for the development of city charters on Oct. 7, 2014 (Photo source: Government of Alberta on Flickr) With six days left until municipal election day in Alberta, the mayors in the provi...
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