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Sturgeon River-Parkland: The Forgotten By-Election: Photo: Liberal candidate Brian Gold and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a campaign event in Spruce Grove on October 20, 2017. (Source: Twitter) Overshadowed by this past Monday’s municipal elections, the federal by-election in Sturgeon River-Parkland scheduled for October 23, 2017 could be descr...
Alberta NDP tops fundraising for 3rd quarter in a row, UCP expected to catch up in 4th quarter: Elections Alberta released the financial disclosures showing the results of political party fundraising in the third quarter of 2017. Here are my quick thoughts on the latest fundraising numbers: The NDP continue to demonstrate an impressive ability to raise money in Alberta. The NDP has raised t...
Alberta’s Boundary Commission recommends new Electoral Map for 2019: The final report of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission has been released. Here are the maps of Alberta, Edmonton and Calgary that the commission is recommending be drawn for the next provincial general election. I will have more analysis of these maps on the blog later tonight.
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Edmonton police shooting under investigation; 37-year-old man in hospital in serious condition: A 37-year-old man was in serious condition in hospital Friday after being shot by police in during a west-end standoff following a break-and-enter. The shooting was under investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT). Edmonton police had responded to a break-and-enter near 1...
Justin Trudeau weighs in on Sturgeon River-Parkland byelection: The prime minister landed Friday night in Spruce Grove to throw his weight into a quiet Edmonton-area byelection. Justin Trudeau visited the campaign office of Brian Gold, Liberal candidate for Sturgeon River-Parkland, the seat recently vacated by longtime Conservative MP Rona Ambrose.  Voters in...
University of Alberta deferred maintenance bill nearing $1 billion: With a deferred maintenance bill nearing $1 billion, the University of Alberta is channelling the immortal words of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy novels — “don’t panic.”  James Allen, associate vice-president of operations and maintenance, told a board of governors meeting Friday that even ...
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Right-wing propaganda instantly pivots to explain away progressive successes Monday in Alberta municipal elections: PHOTOS: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who overcame a full-blown attack by all the usual suspects on the right in Monday’s Alberta-wide municipal elections, addressing the biennial convention  of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions in Calgary in June. Below: Bill Smith, Mr. Nenshi’s main conse...
Electoral Boundaries Commission calls for addition of three urban ridings, reduction of three rural constituencies: PHOTOS: A typical scene in voter heavy rural Alberta. Well, they’ve probably updated the sign on the truck trailer by now, or, if not, they will soon. (Photo: J. McPherson, Wikimedia Commons.) Below: Daveberta.ca blogger Dave Cournoyer. Stand by for an often-mentioned agricultural product to hit ...
‘This is All a Lie’ by Edmonton’s Thomas Trofimuk remains atop Audreys Bestseller List this week: Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Oct. 15, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. This is All a Lie – Thomas Trofimuk* 2. Maybe This Time: A Colorad...
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Why I’m Supporting Don Iveson: In tomorrow’s civic election, Don Iveson is my pick for Mayor. First, a disclosure and a couple of comments: Don and his wife Sarah are friends, and I am a part of Don’s campaign team. It’s worth reiterating that this is purely a personal opinion, not an endorsement on behalf of any organization...
Arenas and Civic Myopia: This afternoon, Edmonton City Council will consider the Master Agreement for the proposed downtown arena. It will almost certainly pass, with some contingency to cover the missing $100 million if provincial funds don’t materialize. The purpose of this post isn’t to rehash the debate. The argumen...

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