Alberta Liberals

Alberta Liberals Vote To Keep David Swann As Interim Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Alberta

The leadership convention will be held in 2017.

Alberta Liberal Leader Opens Up About Depression Battle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta Liberal leader David Swann says he knows personally how difficult it can be to deal with depression.Swann, who is a medical doctor, ...

Swann Encourages An 'X' For Anyone But PCs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

"After 44 years, they need to be kicked out."

Alberta Parties Band Together And Nominate Same Candidate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I believe the joining of forces by the three parties is essential to provide Alberta voters a centrist alternative to the (Progressive) Conservatives."

David Swann Chosen As Interim Leader Of Alberta Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta Liberals have chosen MLA David Swann to be the party's interim leader over a caucus colleague who pitched co-operation with the...

Alberta Liberal Leader Quits

The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The last of the four party leaders who ran in Alberta's 2012 election is calling it quits.Raj Sherman of the Alberta Liberals announced Mon...

The New Official Opposition?

CBC | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

The Speaker of Alberta's Legislature is expected to rule today on whether the Wildrose Party will continue to form the Official Opposition. Wildrose...

There's Nothing Religious About Banning Gay-Straight Alliances

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Junaid Jahangir

Recently, Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman proposed Bill 202 that would allow students to start a Gay Straight Alliance club in their schools. However, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice wants to counter the "unfair and unbalanced approach" of Bill 202. For Canada's LGBTQ youth, whose suicide statistics are startlingly high, GSAs may make a difference between life and death. Indeed, the cardinal principle of many religions is to love our neighbours as we love ourselves. If we cannot show grace for our LGBTQ neighbours and families, are we really living up to that hallowed principle of our own faiths?

Wildrose, Your Roots Are Showing

Todd Herron | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Alberta
Todd Herron

Two short months ago, the Wildrose party was riding high. What could possibly go wrong? Jim Prentice, that's what.

Althia Raj

Trudeau's Liberals Bet Big On Alberta | Althia Raj | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he wants cabinet ministers from Alberta – and it may not be just wishful thinking. The Huffington ...

Trudeau Praises Alberta's 'Entrepreneurial Spirit'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid tribute to what he called Alberta's "entrepreneurial spirit" as he took the stage during a rally...

Trudeau Notices 'Good Sign' In Alberta

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says his party's message is getting through in the traditional Conservative stronghold of Alberta.He says more...

Obey Or Go To Jail, Municipal Leaders

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

The province's municipal affairs minister may have apologized his week for trying to ram new legislation down Alberta municipalities' throats but that...

Making Floods Cheaper On The Taxpayer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Alberta Liberals are calling on the Redford government to implement a provincial flood insurance program.MLA Kent Hehr says it's best to...

From Syria to Alberta: The UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child

Bill Haines | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta
Bill Haines

Children should have a UN right and even a Canadian Charter right, to an education directed by their parents, and not by intellectual elites like Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman or his cohort MLA Kent Hehr, who are on record for wanting to destroy Alberta's "funding following the student", parent-directed education system.

B.C. Liberal Party Expenses Out Of Whack

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Sometimes when you want to know how prudent a political party will be with the taxpayer's dime, it doesn't hurt to consider how prudent they are when it comes to spending their own dime at party headquarters. Compared to their counterparts in other provinces, the B.C. Liberal party spends like there's no tomorrow. And it's spending that increasingly points to something ominous: election campaigns that never end.

Why The Grits Lost Calgary Centre, According To Redford

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

TORONTO - Anti-Alberta comments by Liberal leadership frontrunner Justin Trudeau and MP David McGuinty likely had an impact on a tight byelection race...

Visions Of Justin Trudeau, Uniting The Left And Sugarplum Fairies

Gerald McEachern | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada Alberta
Gerald McEachern

There's an aura growing around Trudeau, or perhaps there has always been one, that gives liberals (I use the small "l" intentionally) hope for the future. Especially in the face of Stephen Harper's quietly draconian governing style rising up again in the form of a new omnibus bill as the fall session starts. "Can Trudeau reignite the flame of the centre-left?" Canadians wonder. Trudeau's aura brings with it a halo effect to liberal/Liberal politics that's been missing since, well, I don't know when. Yesterday, for example, I got an accidental phone call from a disaffected NDP supporter in Montreal (which is odd, since I'm based in the provincial Liberal office in Edmonton). She was upset that the NDP in Quebec were drifting toward what she termed "soft nationalism" and she didn't want to remain with a party that supported separation, no matter how softly. Toward the end of the conversation she asked whether I knew if Trudeau had officially declared his nomination. "Ah, there it is," I thought.

More Red and Orange In Alberta's Future?

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Alberta

Alberta is the base of the Conservative Party of Canada, and the province is as blue as they come. A recent poll suggests that the upcoming by-electio...

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...

The Other Guys In The Alberta Election Race

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - With Alberta's two right wing heavyweights battling it out to win government, the two left-centre parties have retreated to their tradition...

Alberta Parties Hope To Lure Undecided Voters

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Alberta's political leaders are entering the second week of the election campaign aiming to attract a huge block of undecided voters.There h...

Alberta Leader Promises Free Tuition For All

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman whipped up the party faithful Monday in a revival-type meeting — delivering a pre-election platform t...

Alberta Liberals Clash With Bob Rae Over Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - The Alberta Liberals say they disagree with federal Liberal Leader Bob Rae over the merits of the Northern Gateway pipeline project.Provinc...

Next Alberta Election One To Watch

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics

With Alison Redford at the helm, the Progressive Conservatives are back in their comfort zone, holding a huge lead over their rivals in Alberta. As...