Alberta Election

NDP Wins Recount In Tie Riding

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Make that 54 NDP ridings in Alberta.The party has added another seat to its already comfortable majority after an Elections Alberta official...

Progressive Parties Can Win Elections When They Stay True to Their Values

Hassan Arif | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Progressives, in Western Europe and North America, need to build a winning 21st century coalition. Ed Miliband and the British Labour platform seemed to strike the right tones in this regard, a platform that was true to the progressive base while expanding the tent and recognizing the economic and social changes of the 21st century.

Rachel Notley Says She Knew A Week Before Voting That She'd Be Premier

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Rachel Notley knew a week before voting day that she was going to shatter the Progressive Conservative dynasty and become Alberta's 17th pr...

Former PC MLA Has Some Advice For Alberta's NDP Rookies

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The man who was the youngest member of Peter Lougheed's first cabinet when the Progressive Conservatives came to power in Alberta has some ...

This 1 Cartoon Perfectly Sums Up The Alberta Election

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Alberta

Bruce MacKinnon does it again.

Rachel Notley, Alberta NDP Caucus Hold First Meeting

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's premier-designate Rachel Notley and the rest of her caucus met up Saturday for the first time since their historic election win."...

MSNBC Thinks It's Called The Wildhorse Party, Which Is Awesome

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

Ed Schultz may be on to something.

Admits Floor Crossing Was 'Very, Very Naive'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

She says she told Prentice the budget wouldn't fly.

Notley Takes First Formal Steps To Becoming Premier

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Incoming premier Rachel Notley has taken the first step toward taking over power in Alberta by formally meeting with the lieutenant-governo...

Alberta's Now A 'Socialist Bog,' Says O'Leary

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

Claims he's just "dealing in reality."

Alberta Will Pay Millions To Outgoing MLAs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

Gene Zwozdesky was defeated, but his payout will be HUGE.

Rookie MLA Takes Heat Over Personal Facebook Pics

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

“Really, I was just joking around."

Recount In Southern Alberta Riding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Election officials will be recounting votes in a southern Alberta rural riding.Wildrose candidate Dave Schneider beat incumbent Pr...

From Students To Yoga Teacher, Alberta's NDP Is A Diverse Bunch

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

Almost half are women and three are believed to be the first openly gay members of the Alberta legislature.

What Happened in Alberta? Look No Further Than Frustrated Citizens

Glen Pearson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Everyone has an opinion on what happened in Alberta, and, as usual, commentators delight in centering in on party politics to determine what really happened. But the real story is to be found in the collective frustrations of citizens themselves and how the once happy claimants to a prosperous province nevertheless pivoted in a fashion that still smacks of the unbelievable.

David Peterson Nostalgic Looking At Alberta Election

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The shifting tides of Alberta politics have left many pundits surveying a changed landscape, but they've also led one former Ontario premier...

Could This Happen In Other Parts Of Canada?

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The Alberta election victory by Rachel Notley had New Democrats across the country talking Wednesday, but the only other NDP premier cautio...

OMG the NDP Won! Now What??

Shekhar Parmar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Alberta
Shekhar Parmar

In case you are wondering, I did not vote for the NDP this election. But what I saw on social media afterwards scared me and I wanted to address the arguments and tell you why we should remain optimistic about the future of our province.

Alberta's Voter Turnout Wasn't Totally Abysmal This Time Around

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's voter turnout for yesterday's provincial election was the highest the province has seen in 22 years. According to Elections Alberta, mor...

Five Things We Can Learn From the Alberta Election

Jennifer Hollett | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Hollett

The big surprise with the NDP's breakthrough is Alberta is seen as the country's most conservative province. Home of the oil sands, Stephen Harper, and the Wildrose party, there's plenty of evidence to back this up. But, Calgary and Edmonton both have progressive mayors, Alberta is the youngest province demographically, and Albertans are feeling the economic (not to mention environmental) downside to an oil dependent economy. Rachel Notley reminded everyone that Alberta is defined by... Alberta.

The NDP Won In Alberta And Folks Are Mulling Packing Their Bags

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

Twitter rears its hyperbolical head, again.

Prentice Turning His Back On Voters: Strategist

CBC | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Wow PC crushed and #Prentice wins as MLA and quits. Leaves Albertans on hook for by-election."

No, That Wasn't A Dream. Alberta Elected A NDP Government Last Night

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

Pinch yourself. And here are three other surreal highlights.

Alberta Energy Sector Braces For Change With NDP Win

CBC | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Business

Alberta's energy sector is bracing for change today, as the Progressive Conservatives' more than 40 year reign comes to an end. In their pl...

'This Is Historic. Like, Seriously, Alberta'

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

It's the end of an era for the Progressive Conservatives.