Category: Elections

  • History of the Liberal Party

    History of the Liberal Party

    E.P. Whinters Until this year, Canadian history could be seen as a relatively constant battle between the Conservatives and Liberals – if one was not leading our government, it was the other. In my last writing, I looked at the history of the Conservative party and this time I will turn the spotlight on the […]

  • A Brief Conservative History

    A Brief Conservative History

      By E.P. Whinters Sometimes, in the quest to find your answer, it is good to look back on the roots and beginning of what we have now. If a party gives themselves a name, it is likely that their stand today is influenced by the traits they hold in common with their political ancestors. […]

  • Making Sense of Election 2015 – Introduction

    Making Sense of Election 2015 – Introduction

    By E.P. Whinters Unless you are an economics or political science geek and this is your chocolate, my guess is that most Albertans are exhausted from election rhetoric and attack ads. I know I am. And yet, we start again to face into an unprecedented lengthy campaign leading to the federal election on October 19th. […]

  • Notley must fix the voting system: Fair Vote Canada  

    Notley must fix the voting system: Fair Vote Canada  

    After an election in which 798,000 votes went nowhere, Rachel Notley has a golden opportunity to bring a more democratic voting system to Alberta. “Proportional representation is a long-time policy of the Alberta NDP,” said Yared Mehzenta, spokesperson for Fair Vote Canada’s Edmonton Chapter. “We call on the premier-elect to act on electoral reform.” “Given […]

  • AUMA Congratulates Premier-Elect Rachel Notley on Election Victory

    AUMA Congratulates Premier-Elect Rachel Notley on Election Victory

      Edmonton—May 6, 2015 Following last night’s election results, AUMA offers congratulations to NDP Leader Rachel Notley on her successful election as Premier-Elect of Alberta. “I look forward to meeting and discussing our joint priorities,” said Helen Rice, AUMA President. “A new political landscape in our province will create new opportunities to work together to […]

  • Election Light 2015 Changes Alberta Skyline

    Election Light 2015 Changes Alberta Skyline

    Edmonton— ATB Financial’s headquarters in downtown Edmonton will again tonight be lit in the voice of the province recorded in Tuesday’s historic provincial election. The New Democratic Party won approximately 61 per cent of the 87 seats in the legislature. Wildrose captured 24 per cent, the Progressive Conservatives 11 per cent, with the Liberals and the […]

  • Unofficial Results of Alberta’s 2015 Election from abvote.ca

    Unofficial Results of Alberta’s 2015 Election from abvote.ca

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  • Foothills Unofficial Election Results!

    Foothills Unofficial Election Results!

    Unofficial Elections results in the Foothills ridings shows: Livingstone-Macleod Riding – Wildrose Party Pat Stier re-elected! Highwood Riding – Wildrose Party Wayne Anderson elected! We’ll bring you full coverage tomorrow.  

  • No Voter Apathy Evident this Election!

    No Voter Apathy Evident this Election!

    Local polling stations are reporting a steady stream of voters all day long, with several busy surges. The Unoffical Report on Advance Polling stations from Elections Alberta showed a 31% increase in voter turn out compared to the 2012 Advanced Polls. One official at the C. Ian McLaren polling station in Black Diamond commented that […]

  • It’s time for new energy in Alberta

    It’s time for new energy in Alberta

    By Greg Clark, the Alberta Party It’s been a remarkable few weeks in Alberta politics. Across the province it’s clear that Albertans have “got it”. On the doorsteps, in coffee shops and in seniors homes, citizens have expressed deep concern about the future of our province and the need for change. Everyone understands that the […]

  • Wildrose Leader Brian Jean Releases Open Letter to all Albertans

    Wildrose Leader Brian Jean Releases Open Letter to all Albertans

      CALGARY, AB (May 4, 2015): Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released a letter to all Albertans asking for their support in the upcoming provincial election: “After 44 long years, the PC dynasty is coming to an end. “Albertans want change. They want to know they will have leadership that stands up for them and speaks […]

  • Wildrose Pledges $500 Activity Tax Credits For Children and Seniors Once Budget is Balanced

    Wildrose Pledges $500 Activity Tax Credits For Children and Seniors Once Budget is Balanced

      CALGARY, AB (May 1, 2015): Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said a Wildrose government would introduce a $500 Child Activity Tax Credit and $500 Seniors Activity Tax Credit once the budget is balanced. The tax credit would allow seniors and families with children under 18 years of age participating in cultural, arts, or sports programs to claim a tax credit for those fees […]

  • Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi meets Brian Jean

    Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi meets Brian Jean

      CALGARY, AB — Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose party poses for a photo with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi after the two met Thursday afternoon.

  • Alberta Liberals Announce Most Comprehensive Arts & Culture Platform of ANY Party

    Alberta Liberals Announce Most Comprehensive Arts & Culture Platform of ANY Party

    By Jeremy Dutton, Alberta Liberal Party Red Deer – David Swann introduced the most comprehensive arts and culture policy of any party. “Even in these uncertain economic times, support for the Alberta creative community must continue,” says Alberta Liberal leader David Swann. “For every dollar invested in the arts, an estimated $12 of economic activity […]

  • Reality Check: PCs Fail to Remember Their Own School Fee Numbers 

    Reality Check: PCs Fail to Remember Their Own School Fee Numbers 

      EDMONTON, AB – On Friday, in response to the Wildrose plan to end school fees and lower taxes for families, the PCs said ending mandatory school fees would cost $193 million per year, not $100 million like we said. We can’t tell if they’re being deceptive, or simply unaware of their own numbers. Even […]