Alberta Election

Lawyer Seeking Court Order To Prevent Prentice From Calling Election

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - An Edmonton lawyer is seeking a court order to prevent Alberta Premier Jim Prentice from calling an early provincial election.Tom Engel wan...

A Modest Proposal for Cooperation Among Progressives in Alberta

Susan Wright | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Alberta
Susan Wright

Instead of insisting that progressive parties make our lives easier by removing themselves or other parties from the ballot let's decide this for ourselves.

Taxes And Trust: Wildrose Leadership Hopefuls Name Key Election Issues

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's Wildrose leadership candidates signalled Saturday that taxes and trust will be the key wedge issues when they do battle with Prem...

Prentice's Budget Outlook Sounds Kind Of Scary

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

While not confirming he will call a spring election, Prentice says any leader who wants to implement the changes needs a mandate.

Spring Vote Unfair? Nah..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is showing very little sympathy for opponents who say it's unfair for him to call a snap election.Prentice say...

Election Speculation Grows

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's Progressive Conservatives are ramping up their candidate selection process, fuelling speculation that a spring election is on the...

Jim Prentice Talks Election Timing

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta's financial situation is as bad as it has been in decades and the timing of the next provincial election will be determined by what ...

As Oil Prices Languish, What Will Prentice Do Next?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - After one of the most tumultuous and bizarre years in the history of the Alberta legislature, there is talk that 2015 will see an encore wi...

WATCH: Prentice Attacks Attack Ads

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says it's bad form for the Opposition Wildrose party to run attack ads against him during his byelection campa...

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...