Alberta Municipal Elections 2013

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Mayor Hopeful For Cook-Off Over Debate

Calgary mayoral candidate Jon Lord says he will not be at a major debate next week but will instead be working on his grilling techniques at a cook-off in Kansas. Lord says he won a barbecue competiti...
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Races Underway In Capital Region

EDMONTON - A number of interesting mayoral races are shaping up in the Capital Region, with Morinville among the most hotly contested. Four candidates are vying for the seat that belonged to Paul Krau...
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He Wants Nenshi's Job

If nobody else of much prominence is going to run for mayor, Jon Lord said he will. Lord, the video store owner, former alderman and one-term MLA, plans to become a mayoral candidate to help prevent N...
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Not Capping Election Fundraising Leaves Us All Worse Off

If local campaign spending is obscene, it only follows that candidates need to fall back on contributors with obscenely large wallets to pay the bills. And fall back they did. In the 2011 elections, the single largest donation was $960,000 courtesy of local land developer Rob Macdonald to Vancouver's NPA. To put that sum into context, it's more than double what Naheed Nenshi spent on his way to winning the mayor's chair of Calgary in 2010. Calgary has nearly a quarter of a million more voters than Vancouver.

Does Policy-Wonk Nenshi Need A Climate Briefing?

Now that Nenshi has witnessed an over $5-billion flood rip through his province and hometown, does he still believe Alberta should exploit the oilsands full tilt despite irreversible impacts, or the feds should continue to hand over $1.4 billion each year in subsidies, or Alberta should continue burning more coal than the rest of the country combined?
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Longshots Line Up To Take Nenshi's Job

Word on the street is that you've got to be crazy to run for mayor against Naheed Nenshi this fall. Yeah, Carter Thomson has heard that as he's brought his nomination papers around for friends and fel...
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Nenshi Vs. The Manning Centre

Mayor Naheed Nenshi has signalled he'll take an aggressive approach against the Manning Centre think-tank and its political supporters this election, with a recent public barrage on social media by th...
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'Time To Open Up The Door'

EDMONTON - The mayor who stickhandled drawn-out negotiations to bring a new hockey arena to the Alberta capital says he won't seek a fourth term in this fall's municipal elections."I'm tired," Edmonto...
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Is His Work Here Done?

It's mission accomplished for Mayor Stephen Mandel, Edmonton's strategist and rainmaker, critic and champion. Having led a historic transformation of Edmonton, Mandel will hold a news conference on Tu...