Vincent St. Pierre
The political process in Alberta is broken. To have influence, to get government contracts, or to lobby government, the pathways are limited to a single path: join the Progressive Conservatives. That is the perversion that has befallen the province of Alberta.
Either you raise taxes or cut services to millions of Albertans. Or both. You can't make a balanced budget exist out of no where, although the Redford Conservatives have tried by calling their previous budget balanced by excluding capital funding. Skirting the fundamental problems with Alberta's governing party can only go so far and a part in government can only run around the issue for so long before reality hits.
01/25/2013 12:20 EST
As a rather Liberal chap I'm not interested in merging with the NDP. Todd Van Vliet, party president of the Alberta Liberals, isn't a fan either. There was one point, almost a year ago, that I was. And I was quite frustrated then. I'm still frustrated.. But I'm tired of hitting a brick wall
12/12/2012 11:27 EST
There's a split in Calgary in the conservatives. And it's about principles. Calgary Herald: "Pat Moore says she doesn't like the way the Conservative nomination was controlled from Ottawa, on short notice. And she doesn't think Crockatt Is a good candidate." And these progressive-conservatives are supporting Harvey Locke -- because of his progressive values, his ardent support of a vision that has being fiscally prudent, socially progressive, and environmentally soundness at home and abroad at the forefront. It's about these fundamental set of values that are drawing in a wide coalition of folks from the left or the right, many non-traditional voters for the Liberals to vote for the Liberals.
11/08/2012 12:12 EST
On the 22nd of September Liberals from across downtown Calgary will vote from 9:00 am and 5:00 pm at the Kahanoff Conference Centre, and vote for one of three (or a rumored four, with the final one being a possible star candidate) candidates vying for the chance to contest the upcoming byelection under the Liberal banner. Three candidates are raring up to challenge the Liberal nomination in Calgary Centre.
09/14/2012 05:46 EDT
Polling is a long haul game. Jitters of points inside margins of errors don't showcase who has different levels of support or who is the newest front runner in the media past time of political horse races.
09/05/2012 10:28 EDT
Is the name "Trudeau" poisonous in Alberta and other parts of the country? No. While campaigning during the provincial election a few months ago roughly 1/100 of people I knocked on the door of had an anti-Liberal perspective, and it was directly linked to the NEP and Trudeau. Outside of this fringe minority most didn't care -- or, like myself, were born more than a decade after the NEP -- and many are simply indifferent to the Liberal brand in Alberta.
08/22/2012 02:34 EDT
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