Alberta Election

McIver Suggests Treatment, Not Jail, For Mentally Ill Offenders

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver wants direct action on helping the mentally ill, including having those who commit crimes sent...

Media Bites: Five Things the Media Got Wrong in 2012

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Well, I mocked and I teased but in the end, I couldn't resist. Year-end retrospectives might be trite, but dagnabbit, they're also a lot of fun. So here's my picks for the "Top Five Media Bites Moments of 2012", also known as the "Top Five Times the Canadian Press Was Inadvertently More Interesting Than the Stories They Were Trying to Cover."

WATCH: Is The Hard Right Planning A Coup D'Etat Within The Wildrose?

Kathleen Smith | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

It has not gone unnoticed that Rob Anderson, the Wildrose MLA for Airdrie and representative of the hard right so-con side of the party - Anderson being the man who insisted on running Alan "Lake of Fire" Hunsperger - has been stepping out into the spotlight more as of late. Then, just this past week, a video link hit local social media.

Calgary Centre Tories Pick Their Candidate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The federal Conservatives have a candidate in the vacant riding of Calgary Centre, former newspaper editor Joan Crockatt.She beat out five o...

What Really Cost Wildrose The Election?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Former Alberta premier Ed Stelmach says Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith's refusal to admit climate change exists cost her party a shot at vi...

10 Terrible Pundit Predictions

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Gerry Nicholls

Although the punditry failure in Alberta made headlines, it's not the first time "experts" have been completely and utterly wrong. For instance, I did a little historical research and discovered several examples of failed pundit predictions: "No Cabinet Minister will ever pay more than $14 for a glass of orange juice."

Why the Pundits Got the Alberta Election so Spectacularly Wrong

J.J. McCullough | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Almost all of Canada's brightest journalistic lights wrongly predicted that the incumbent Tories would get turfed out in favour of the upstart Wildrose Party. The press' obsession with viewing all Albertan political happenings through the narrative prism of dynasties -- either current or in-waiting -- has helped turn the actually fairly precedented rise of Wildrose into something much more gothically dramatic, presumably because gothically dramatic stories are way more fun to write about.

How The Polls Looked Before The Alberta Vote

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A sample of what Alberta election polls showed in the runup to Monday's vote:April 23 (Actual Results): Progressive Conservatives 43.9, Wil...

Redford Win is a Win for Obama Too

Christopher Sands | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada
Christopher Sands

Alberta's election result was a reprieve for the Obama administration. The reasonable Redford government will temper somewhat Harper's enthusiasm for petroleum realpolitik. Had the Wildrose Party won the election, Washington would have been in for a wild ride.

What Went Wrong For The Wildrose?

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Danielle Smith says Albertans decided the Wildrose wasn't ready to lead the province just yet, thinking twice after the party suff...

Disappointing Voter Turnout In Alberta

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - More Albertans decided Monday's provincial election was too important to miss, reversing a trend that saw a record low turnout in the last ...

Liveblogging Alberta Election Results: UPDATED

Steve Lafleur | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Watch this space tonight as Steve liveblogs commentary as the results come in. Looks like the networks are calling it: PC majority.

Redford Defies Polls, Keeps Tory Dynasty Intact

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives defied the pollsters Monday, winning a 12th consecutive majority government that will see them enter ...

The Ad That Will Make You Vote Wildrose

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Gerry Nicholls

A self-described "filmmaker" and "activist" has come out with a "subversive strategic voting video" urging Albertans to vote for any party that has the best chance of beating the Wildrose party. The actors in the spot are ever-so-hip, ever-so-diverse and ever-so-obnoxious. I suspect anyone who was on the fence before seeing this video will decide to vote Wildrose.

SEE: Rogue Page Protests 'Harper's Gang' As Wildrose Leader Votes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada Politics

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Wildrose party Leader Danielle Smith was met by a silent protester as she left a community centre after voting in High River, sout...

Where She Came From, How She Got Here

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - When Danielle Smith won the Wildrose party leadership in the fall of 2009, she took to the stage at an Edmonton hotel and gave 400 cheering...

Coming Up Roses After 40 Years Of Tory Rule?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives defied the pollsters Monday, winning a 12th consecutive majority government that will see them enter ...

The Real Choice Facing Alberta Voters

Steve Lafleur | Posted 06.22.2012 | Canada
Steve Lafleur

Today, Albertans essentially have a choice between two directions. The choice isn't big government versus small government, as some commentators have argued. Neither of the front running parties has any plans to reduce the size or scope of government. The choice is between centralization and subsidiarity.

Lean Left, Voting PC?

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's left-leaning voters don't often get much attention given the right-wing's traditional dominance of provincial politics, but there...

History Will Be Made In Alberta Tomorrow

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Premier Alison Redford ended her election campaign urging voters to think about how a Wildrose government would look in the eyes of Canada a...

Sunday Roundup: Life Is in the Earth

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Happy Earth Day! I hope to spend today, ideally, puttering about my garden. Yes, we can all aspire to do something more high-minded, but even just beautifying your own patch of soil contributes to the pleasure of everyone around you (including even something as simple as a window box).

Relaxing, too, will help me recover from what was truly an amazing week here at HuffPost -- and what promises to be another in the coming week. In home news, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney joined our editorial team on Wednesday for dinner -- and a no-holds-barred question session, including questions from our readers. You'll be impressed by his frankness.

Redford Dismisses North-South Split With Wildrose

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford rallied the troops for one last push Saturday morning while dismissing suggestions her province is heading f...

Wildrose Leader Defends Candidates In Gay And Racial Gaffes

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith has offered her staunchest defence yet of two candidates whose race-based comments and anti-gay writings have...

Danielle Smith Booed, Mocked On Climate Change

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith was roundly booed and mocked at an Alberta election debate Thursday for questioning climate change, with Pre...

5 Reasons Wildrose May Win In Alberta

CBC | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Alberta

When Alberta voters go to the polls on Monday, they could bring an end to a 41-year Progressive Conservative dynasty and turn to a largely untested gr...