Here is probably what will be the last pre-election rundown…
– As part of their campaign launch last week, the Alberta Liberals released a video highlighting Leader Kevin Taft.
– Jeremy Klaszus from Calgary’s FFWD magazine has an interesting article on Ed Stelmach’s media scrum following his recent announcement on arts funding in Alberta.
– The list of 2008 Alberta Election candidates has been updated. If I’m missing any candidates or website links, feel free to post them in the comment section and I’ll add the links.
– Speaking of change, the recent results of a recent daveberta.ca poll asking readers
“After 37 years of Tory governments, is it time for a change?“
Yes – 61%
No – 34%
Undecided – 3%
– At 7% in the polls, ND Leader Brian Mason is arguing that he is leading the most relevant party in Alberta as he continues to focus his verbal attacks on the Alberta Liberals rather then the 37-year-old Tory government. With a 1% and 3% showing in the Drumheller-Stettler and Calgary-Elbow by-elections this summer, Mason may be waiting a while is he’s looking to catch a ride on a big orange wave across the province.
– Edmonton-Glenora: Arlene Chapman has replaced Brian Fleck as the ND candidate in this constituency after Fleck dropped out of the race. Chapman will face Alberta Liberal MLA Bruce Miller and Tory candidate Heather Klimchuk in a constituency that generated one of the hottest races in 2004. But by showing up this late in the race, it could be difficult for Chapman to make her mark in this race.
– Edmonton-Strathcona: Tory candidate Hughena Gagne has reportedly dropped out of the race, leaving the Stelmach Tories candidate-less on the eve of an election call. Strathcona is being contested by Alberta Liberal Tim Vant, ND Rachel Notley, and Green Adrian Cole.