Alberta Municipal Elections 2013

Provincial Parties Watch Edmonton Election

Edmonton's Municipal Election has come and gone, with now a new Mayor, six new councillors (although one of whom is Mike Nickel who is a past Councillor from 2004-2007), and six returning councillors. Although it is important to the provincial parties who has been elected, it is almost as important to note 'who' didn't get elected.

Chris Harper Deserves our Respect

During the time that I've followed municipal politics, I have not seen a more devoted individual than Chris Harper when it comes to his community. If there was one individual who deserves the extra 87 votes, it would be Chris.

Ballot Box Missing

A ballot box is missing in Calgary.A deputy returning officer for the Foothills hospital in Calgary noticed a ballot box was missing during transport to the central ballot location on Monday night.Ret...

Purple Whipped

Calgary's mayor Naheed Nenshi was a little less purple prince and a little more bruised scrapper as he headed into what was predictably an easy win at the ballots on Monday. When Calgarians gave Nensh...


It was a coronation in Calgary on Monday as wildly popular Mayor Naheed Nenshi handily won re-election.There was also a blowout in Edmonton, where former city councillor Don Iveson took over the top j...

A Coronation And A Blowout

It was a coronation in Calgary on Monday as wildly popular Mayor Naheed Nenshi handily won re-election. There was also a blowout in Edmonton, where former city councillor Don Iveson took over the top...
Sandra Hunter

'Mayor-juana' Calgary Mayoral Candidate Talks

So marijuana came to be demonized in the same way as cocaine and heroin. Now organized crime took over and production increased and over the years so did the concentration of the products. It was much easier to transport, deliver and conceal concentrated drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Over the years a great deal of energy has been invested in "product development". Marijuana produced today comes in unlimited varieties and strengths. This has been the result of prohibition. No one would have invested the time and energy to cultivate so many strains without a market.

Alla Ternikova for Edmonton Ward 5

My family ran away from the Soviet Union 23 years ago. We spent about a year-and-a-half trying to find a country that would accept us. We received permission to land in Canada. We started our life here with two little children (2 and 6 years old respectfully), 20 kg of personal possession per head (that was all that Soviet Government allowed us to take along) and $10, 000 debt to a charity that helped us to move away from Soviet Union and arrive in Canada. The first years were tough on us because we had no English, no friends and no family to rely on.

Jamie Post for Edmonton Ward 1

Council should ensure that city policies strike a fair balance between various interests and stakeholders. "Good government" should be good for everyone, not just those who have the time and resources to gain greater access to government. Council should strive to provide facilities, services, and policies, that the majority of Edmontonians want and can afford. At the same time, Council needs to keep in mind that a strong economy is what makes municipal facilities, infrastructure, and service possible, and it should do everything it can to create a good environment for prosperous businesses and a diverse economy in the city.

Delivering on Edmonton's Long Term Vision

In my first term, I argued strongly that the city needed a long term vision. Six years later, I am proud to say we have a 40-year vision for the City. We have ten-year plans in municipal development, transportation, environmental sustainability, economic diversity, and quality of life, and we have implemented a new city financing master plan. I am proud of the work that Council has accomplished in the last six years to create a long term vision for this City. However, much of the real work still needs to be done to make that vision a reality. This is why I chose to run for re-election. In particular, I believe we need to focus on

Jon Lord for Calgary Mayor

People ask "What you will do for me if elected Mayor?" I say, "We need to give you the $52 Million back." In my view, this issue is about a breach of trust. We must first REBUILD TRUST in city hall. Integrity matters to me, and it should matter to you. The province gave you money. Council kept it.

Bryan Sandilands for Edmonton Ward 1

Full disclosure: I like Andrew Knack. He's an intelligent young man who has a passion for civic politics. At 29-years of age, he enters his third race for Edmonton City Council; he has spent the last seven years trying for a seat. In the run-up to this election, Andrew was very transparent about his goal, accepting funds from a real estate developer in order to beat the incumbent. On August 16, 2013, however, Councillor Sloan announced her retirement from politics.

Sonia Bitar for Edmonton Ward 11

I am excited about this opportunity to serve my community. I came to Edmonton 37 years ago with my husband Souheil and my 3 children: Shafic, Marc and Robin. We fell in love with Edmonton and never left. My professional background, I served as the Citizenship Judge for Northern AB, Executive Director of Changing Together, a centre for immigrant women, and the Public affairs officer with Transport Canada.

Dennis Gane for Edmonton Ward 11

I have lived in Ward 11 for the majority of my life and I am aware of our issues. I have 4 children, 2 biological and 2 adopted (Metis and First Nations). I am committed to diversity, inclusion, and our environment. Speaking of the latter, I kept my campaign literature to a minimum and my signage to 500, plus 25 large signs.

Harvey Panesar For Edmonton Ward 11: My Vision For Edmonton

I believe in Ward 11 and that's why I'm raising my kids here My vision for Edmonton is to create a progressive environment that nurtures the growth of business, affordable living and social responsibility. In the next City Council I will raise the profile of Ward 11 and ensure it is a symbol of optimism and renewal. I believe in Ward 11 and that's why I'm raising my kids here.

Brent Schaffrick for Edmonton Ward 11

Thank you for considering me for the position of City Councillor for Ward 11. My name is Brent Schaffrick, and I want to make Ward 11 a better place to live! Specifically, I want faster snow removal in the winter, smoother roads, a reasonable speed limit on the Whitemud, and a stop to water Fluoridation. I also want to ride the LRT all the way from Millwoods to the west end, and make certain the downtown Arena does not cost more than promised.

Voter Apathy and How We Can Fix It

Our elected officials need to spend any chance they get talking to our children about the importance of voting and how lucky we are to have the right to vote. Taking even just a few minutes out of one's schedule to speak to a group of students and answer their questions can make a huge impact in the future.

Richard Feehan's Vision for Edmonton and Ward 10: Planning Decades Into the Future

During my lifetime, Edmonton has grown from a small prairie city into one of Canada's largest metropolitan areas. We have always celebrated the neighbourliness of the community and the incredible opportunities for individual success while at the same time creating a vibrant social life. We are a great city, but we are also on the brink of becoming an exceptional city. The potential to become a model city of the future is in our hands.

Ray Bessel for Edmonton Ward 10

While my front line political experience is not vast; my observation, acquired knowledge, business and life experience is enormous. I have varied and extensive experience on boards, executives and councils; which I find exhilarating! I can clearly articulate opinions, create valuable discussion, and through positive democratic procedures, work to achieve well informed decisions.

Bob Bowles, Calgary Ward 6: Why you Should Vote for me

Ward 6 has a unique list of Candidates. We have not one but two incumbents running for Council. The current one is Mr. Pootmans. His voting record and recent public statements make him an out and out Social Engineer who wants to bulldoze our city and have everyone walk everywhere. He will have better luck getting Americans to give up their guns. He is also advocating for $10.2 Billion in debt to finance his vision of a Social Utopia.

Carter Thomson for Mayor of Calgary

My name is Carter Thomson, and I have lived, worked and been a business owner in Calgary for over 30 years. Like you, I want to play an active role in building my community. I want a better place for my family and be able to operate a proper business.