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Alberta Politics

Alberta politics this week

A new provincial cabinet was sworn-in this morning, one a week after the cabinet shuffle was announced. The original announcement, made by press release at the unusual time of 4:45pm on Friday, December 6, was typical of a tactic used by government when it wants a story to be underreported. After facing a week of […]

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Alberta Politics

Karen Leibovici launches Mandel 2013 campaign

Councillor Karen Leibovici launched her campaign for mayor of Edmonton at a press conference this morning at the CKUA building in downtown Edmonton. The four-term city councillor kicked-off her campaign by delivering a speech that sounded as if it should have been delivered by outgoing Mayor Stephen Mandel, had he decided to seek re-election in […]

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Edmonton Election

Michael Walters, Ray Martin jump into the municipal election.

With much attention focused last week on Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel‘s harsh criticisms of the recent provincial budget, it may have been easy to miss news that candidates planning to seek election in this October’s municipal election are beginning to creep out of the woodwork. Community organizer Michael Walters launched his campaign this weekend in […]

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Alberta Politics

Wildrose raised big cash in 2012, Tories fell behind.

Unofficial political donation records published by Elections Alberta yesterday show that Premier Alison Redford‘s Progressive Conservative Association is not in the robust financial situation its leaders are accustomed to over the past four-decades in office. At least not in 2012, when the Tory Party was¬†eclipsed by its main rival in fundraising amounts. Danielle Smith‘s Wildrose […]

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Alberta Politics

edmonton’s advantage: we owe danielle smith nothing.

Three years after becoming leader of her party, Official Opposition Wildrose Party leader and southern Alberta MLA¬†Danielle Smith met with Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel for the first time yesterday. It is bizarre that Ms. Smith, who believed she was on the verge of becoming Premier of Alberta before April 23, had not met the Mayor […]

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Alberta Politics

edmonton tory candidate posing for photos at police service media conference.

Staff Sergeant Steven Young was the face of the Edmonton Police Service at a media conference held yesterday announcing the police service’s new advertising campaign. Mr. Young also happens to be the nominated Progressive Conservative Party candidate in Edmonton-Riverview, a position that should make many Edmontonians question the wisdom of the police service communications department […]