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Blue Ribbon Panel Releases Final Recommendations

09.03.19

Overview On September 3, 2019, the Blue Ribbon Panel on Alberta's Finances released their final report on Alberta's financial situation along with 26 recommendations divided into nine sections. The complete version of the report can be found here. Many of the recommendations strive to reach similar outcomes or measures of comparable provinces such as British Columbia and Ontario. The Panel's recommendations are as...

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Alberta Post-election study: What Albertans want from their New Premier

04.25.19

CALGARY, AB – April 25/19 – Navigator Ltd. conducted a series of focus groups and in-depth interviews with voters from across the province revealing Albertans want Kenney to act quickly and aggressively against the federal government, other provincial jurisdictions and anyone else standing in the way of the pipeline being built. Ultimately they saw the vote as a referendum on two very different tactics to build the pipelines - Rachel...

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Post Election Research Booklet

04.23.19

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Results

04.22.19

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United Conservative Party Wins Majority in Alberta

04.17.19

Overview Yesterday, Albertans went to the polls demanding change and that is exactly what they got. The United Conservative Party and its leader Jason Kenney won 63 of 87 seats and will form a majority government for the next four years. The NDP will form the Official Opposition with 24 seats. No other parties won seats in the election. Navigator will be heading into the field today to conduct a series of focus groups across the province....

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Election Day

04.16.19

This is it. After 28 hard-fought days, Albertans head to the polls to determine who will lead the province for the next four years. Given that it is decision day, it is probably safe to say that this election has come down to a two-horse race. The incumbent NDP have worked hard to defend their position through a combination of typical NDP policy and relentless attacks on the fitness to lead of their primary opponents, the United Conservative...

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One Day Left

04.15.19

Today is the final day of the 2019 Alberta election Campaign. Tomorrow, Albertans will head to the polls to vote for their next government and their next premier. Advance polling finished on Saturday and if the voting numbers are anything to go by, turnout on election day will be huge. In total, over 696,000 Albertans turned out to vote in the advance polls this year, almost three times as many as in the previous election. While this number...

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Varcoe: Election scrap over carbon tax, emissions cap splits Alberta’s oilpatch

04.15.19

When Rachel Notley unveiled her signature climate change strategy in 2015, four oilpatch heavy-hitters stood directly behind her — and Alberta’s plans for taxing carbon and capping oilsands...

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As campaign winds down, Notley latches on to tightening race with UCP

04.15.19

With the provincial election battle winding down, NDP Leader Rachel Notley pointed to the bright side of the polls that show her party trailing the UCP by double...

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Vivian Krause: Rachel Notley, the Rockefellers and Alberta’s landlocked oil

04.15.19

Rockefeller-supported groups are helping defeat the UCP, the only party in the Alberta election committed to breaking the U.S. monopoly on Alberta’s overseas oil...

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Alberta Election Week in Review: April 12, 2019

04.12.19

Highlights This week was all about getting out the vote (GOTV), with both major campaigns transitioning into GOTV mode to drive their supporters to the advance polls. The first three weeks of an election are largely about identifying supporters and honing your message. The final week of a campaign is all about bringing it home. The first two days of advance voting saw record turnout, with 276,000 Albertans voting in advance polls. In 2015,...

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Advance Polling Breaks Records

04.11.19

Advance polling is currently open. If you will be away from the province on April 16, you may vote between April 9 and April 13 at any polling location in the province. Polling locations can be found on the Elections Alberta website.  Elections Alberta has released the advance voting numbers from the first day and it is certainly surprising. On Tuesday alone, more than 140,000 Albertans voted in advance polls across the province. This is...

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Advance voting continues while leaders talk energy

04.10.19

Advance polling is currently open. If you will be away from the province on April 16, you may vote between April 9 and April 13 at any polling location in the province. Polling locations can be found on the Elections Alberta website. The Senate’s travelling review process for Bills C-69 and C-48 was in Calgary yesterday for hearings. Bill C-69 would overhaul the current assessment process for large projects in Canada. This includes energy...

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Alberta Party saw a spike in Google searches during and after leaders’ debate

04.10.19

UCP Leader Jason Kenney remains the most searched-for leader of any...

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Varcoe: At ‘Ground Zero of the pain,’ Albertans push to derail Bill C-69

04.10.19

Anyone who wandered through Calgary’s Eau Claire Plaza on Tuesday morning would have seen the raw, seething anger boiling in Alberta over the plight of the energy...

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Braid: No pipeline? Go north to Alaska, says Alberta Party

04.10.19

The most striking idea of the election campaign comes not from the NDP or UCP, but the Alberta...

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion takes spotlight at NDP and UCP campaign events

04.10.19

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion took centre stage in Alberta politics Monday, with NDP Leader Rachel Notley telling voters that the beleaguered project is closer than ever to being built while UCP Leader Jason Kenney promised to bolster provincial power to choke off exports to British...

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Kenney: UCP will fight to repair economic wreckage of NDP

04.10.19

In advance of the April 16 provincial election, Postmedia has asked the major party leaders to tell us why they should become premier of Alberta. In alphabetical order, we’ll start with Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative...

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Advance Polls are Open – Voting Begins

04.09.19

While election day is still six nights away, many Albertans will have the opportunity to vote in advance polls starting today. Between April 9, and April 13, Albertans who will be away from the province on election day may vote in the advance polling. For the first time ever, Albertans who chose to vote in the advance polls may do so at any polling place, not just in their home riding. This is meant to help encourage Albertans to vote by making...

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Welcome to the Home Stretch

04.08.19

Welcome to the last full week of the Alberta election campaign! The first three weeks have come and gone and all that matters now for candidates and leaders is bringing home the win. Last week’s biggest story was Thursday's leadership debate. Despite facing attacks from all sides, the leader coming out of the debate in the best position was Jason Kenney. Kenney managed to navigate the debate without stumbling into any traps and effectively...

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Alberta Election Week in Review: April 5, 2019

04.05.19

Highlights This week the Alberta election took a nasty turn, with both major parties calling for the resignation of candidates in the opposing party. Jason Kenney and Rachel Notley remained steadfast, and both leaders refused to ask for their local candidates’ resignation following recently unearthed controversial remarks. Much of the week was dominated by party surrogates managing expectations in the media for how their candidates would...

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The Debate Comes and Goes

04.05.19

Yesterday’s debate was entertaining but lacked the thrills and spills of some of Alberta’s more memorable elections debates. There was no slam dunk moment, and unlike in 2015, none of the candidates said anything that they would immediately regret. So, in truth, last night’s debate was pretty forgettable. This only helps one candidate, Jason Kenney. As expected, the UCP leader faced a number of tough questions, however, he stayed clear of...

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Debate Night is Here

04.04.19

Tonight’s leadership debate has the potential to be one of the most significant moments in the 2019 Alberta Election. Debate night can make or break your chances as a candidate and a slip of the tongue can write you into the history books for all of the wrong reasons. For a strong debater, this is an opportunity to paint other candidates into a corner on their policy, force them to say things they should not, and show Albertans who is the most...

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Jason Kenney’s UCP has 19-point lead over Rachel Notley’s NDP, poll suggests

04.04.19

UCP poised to win 'large majority,' according to Janet Brown Opinion...

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UCP promises $1-billion Crown corporation to back First Nations resource development

04.04.19

Enoch Cree Nation Chief Billy Morin has thrown his support behind a UCP election promise to create a $1-billion Aboriginal Opportunities Corporation should it win the April 16...

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Party leaders to face off in Thursday debate; here’s what’s at stake

04.04.19

When leaders of Alberta’s four major political parties take the stage for Thursday evening’s showdown, their performances could carry lasting effects for voters right up to election...

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Notley says Kenney has ‘failed’ to stop bigotry in UCP, predicts conservative voters will abandon party

04.04.19

Conservative voters are turning away from the UCP, fed up with the intolerance within that party, NDP Leader Rachel Notley said...

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No injunction for investigation into Jeff Callaway UCP leadership campaign

04.04.19

The investigation into former UCP leadership candidate Jeff Callaway’s campaign financing can continue, a judge ruled...

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UCP Leader Jason Kenney stands by candidate Mark Smith after homophobic remarks surface

04.04.19

UCP Leader Jason Kenney is standing by candidate Mark Smith, who faced intense backlash after homophobic comments surfaced...

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NDP Platform

04.03.19

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UCP Platform

04.03.19

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Leaders Debate Looms Large

04.03.19

The next significant milestone in the Alberta election is the leaders debate on April 4. This will be an opportunity for each of the parties to appeal directly to Albertans while asking critical questions about the policies of the other parties. While most eyes will be on Rachel Notley and Jason Kenney, the debate also provides a podium for the smaller parties such as the Alberta Liberals and the Alberta Party to share their platforms with...

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Former UCP leadership candidate’s CFO could be jailed for alleged ‘corrupt practice’

04.03.19

Lenore Eaton accused of signing corporate cheques to pay 2 campaign...

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Global Petroleum Show

04.03.19

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Third-party advertisers spend $1M to influence election

04.03.19

Private business, unions try to shape message under new election-advertising...

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Two UCP candidates criticized for homophobic views, another takes heat for ‘yellow vest’ support

04.03.19

The United Conservative Party is defending itself after the emergence of controversial views from three candidates — including a sitting...

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Miles apart: Here’s how the NDP and UCP platforms compare, issue by issue

04.03.19

The platforms of Alberta’s two major political parties are poles apart, with the NDP branding itself as the choice for continued investment in public services while the UCP hammers down on its promise of new...

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Battleground Alberta offers two campaigns for the price of one

04.03.19

Where leaders spend their time will be...

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Home is where the votes are

04.02.19

Welcome to day 14 of the election campaign, the official halfway point of this year’s Alberta election. It is becoming increasingly clear that both parties understand the value of Calgarian voters. This election will be won or lost in Alberta’s largest city. In 2015, the NDP won 15 seats in the city. Of those 15 only Joe Ceci, the current Minister of Finance, beat the combined total votes of both the Progressive Conservatives and the Wild...

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Parties continue fighting for swing votes as election campaign hits halfway point

04.02.19

There remains a stark contrast between Alberta’s two leading political parties at the halfway mark of the 28-day election campaign, as the United Conservative Party and NDP stake their claim on issues and try to increase support before the April 16 vote, political watchers...

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Alberta election could dramatically reshape province’s approach to climate change

04.02.19

Alberta’s election threatens to deal a severe blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s already wounded national plan to fight climate change, posing a major test of his signature environmental policy ahead of a federal election campaign this...

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‘Kamikaze’ UCP leadership probe witnesses to skip interviews until judge rules on injunction

04.02.19

No decision until Wednesday on request for immediate shutdown of elections...

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Notley says Kenney’s plan to cancel oil-by-rail deal would cost Alberta $2.2B

04.02.19

NDP signed deal to lease 4,400 railcars, which would move an additional 120,000...

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Braid: Notley gets passionate about Calgary, vows undying support

04.02.19

Braid: Notley gets passionate about Calgary, vows undying...

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Welcome to week three of the 2019 election campaign!

04.01.19

Parties primarily focused on the social aspects of their platforms last week, releasing positions on healthcare, education, and care for seniors. This weekend, both the NDP and the UCP finally released their full elections platforms. The NDP platform continues the commitments outlined by the party over the past two weeks. The platform includes the plan for province-wide childcare, a ban on conversion therapy, a commitment to build 70 more...

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Alberta’s election comes down to Calgary — again

04.01.19

Calgary has backed the party that forms government in every election since...

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Alberta NDP leader joins leaders’ debate

04.01.19

Alberta’s New Democratic Party leader Rachel Notley has agreed to join the provincial leaders' debate on April...

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Jason Kenney declines comment on reported UCP kamikaze campaign injunction

04.01.19

United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney refused to comment this weekend on a reported court injunction seeking to shut down an investigation — into the funding of the so-called “kamikaze” leadership campaign — until after the Alberta...

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NDP and UCP battle over budgets as full platforms are released

04.01.19

The NDP and UCP unveiled clashing platforms over the weekend, triggering a battle on how each party would handle the provincial...

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Alberta NDP election platform promises balanced budget by 2023 Social Sharing

04.01.19

The Alberta NDP is promising to balance the budget by 2023 while rolling out billions of dollars in new funding for healthcare, education and childcare if they win the upcoming...

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UCP unveils full election platform

04.01.19

A new tax on large industrial emitters, killing the climate leadership plan and an Open for Business Act all form part of the UCP’s 117-page campaign platform released Saturday...

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Alberta Election Week in Review: March 29, 2019

03.29.19

What’s Old is New Again This week, the UCP and NDP both dusted off tried and true policy commitments designed to excite their respective bases. Jason Kenney announced that a UCP government would reinstate a seven-year-old Progressive Conservative bill that would eliminate measures enacted by the NDP in 2015 that his opponents say help support LGBTQ students and Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs). Kenney argued that the bill would continue to...

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Battleground Calgary

03.29.19

Yesterday, we discussed the importance of the rural vote to both the UCP and more specifically the NDP. Today, the topic is all about the urban vote, specifically, in Calgary. The City of Calgary alone contains more than a quarter of Alberta’s 87 electoral districts. While Calgary was still affected by the 2015 orange wave, ten seats went to other parties including the Progressive Conservatives, the Alberta Party, and the Alberta Liberals....

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Alberta election: What promises has the Liberal Party made?

03.29.19

Albertans are heading to the polls for a spring election on Tuesday, April...

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Corbella: Greg Clark shines a light on NDP’s biggest scandal

03.29.19

With the exception of Edmonton’s 21 seats in the 2015 Alberta provincial election, many of the NDP candidates won their seats because of vote splitting on the right between the Progressive Conservatives and the Wildrose — something that has largely been eliminated by the creation of the United Conservative...

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NDP promises 70 new and modernized schools, 1,000 new teachers and staff

03.29.19

The NDP would spend $1.3 billion constructing and modernizing 70 more schools during the next five years if returned to government, the premier...

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UCP confirms it is in contact with RCMP over leadership voter fraud allegations

03.29.19

Party says it reached out to Mounties to offer assistance in the 'kamikaze' campaign...

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Kenney and Notley spar over ‘opioid crisis’ as UCP announces health-care platform

03.29.19

While NDP Leader Rachel Notley proclaimed Thursday that safe drug-use sites “have saved hundreds of lives,” her UCP counterpart Jason Kenney said that as premier, he’d launch a study to determine if current sites are situated properly to meet their goal of harm reduction without causing crime and social disorder in surrounding...

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“Rural Votes Matter” and Kamikaze is Back

03.28.19

Both the UCP and the NDP left the major city centres yesterday to talk rural policy. While this election will likely be fought in Edmonton and Calgary, it is important to recognize that a significant number of seats (almost 50 per cent) are found outside of Alberta’s two largest cities. This year, a significant number of these rural ridings appear to be trending towards the UCP which will worry the NDP given that currently neither major city...

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Nelson: Calgary’s a graveyard not a battleground for NDP

03.28.19

It’s the economy, stupid. Outside of wartime, it always was, is and likely will be when it comes to...

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Alberta NDP calls on Kenney to pen sworn statement on voter fraud and ‘kamikaze’ campaign allegations

03.28.19

Party goes on the attack in response to an election commissioner's letter and CBC News...

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Alberta Liberals promise to enact pay equity legislation

03.28.19

Alberta Liberals say enacting pay equity legislation is a key element in the party's plan to make life better for Alberta...

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From bitumen pucks to refineries, Mandel outlines Alberta Party’s innovation strategy

03.28.19

Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel says he’ll put the province on track to be a leader in innovation and diversification if his party forms government following next month’s...

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Alberta Election Day 9: Notley pledges to build second highway out of Fort McMurray, Kenney gets ‘tough’ on rural crime

03.28.19

It’s Day 9 of the 2019 Alberta election campaign trail. Here’s what the province’s political parties are doing...

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Health & education are back and Toronto – we are here to help

03.27.19

Week two is quickly becoming social issues week on the campaign. Monday was childcare and education and Tuesday was all about healthcare. The NDP released their plan to reduce surgical wait times and increase emergency care through additional investment in Alberta’s health system. Healthcare used to be a hot-button issue in Alberta. During the 2015 election, polling showed that it was one of the top issues in the province and the NDP’s...

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New voting format to delay official results in Alberta provincial election

03.27.19

Alberta's provincial election is set to take place April 16 and new advance polling measures mean the early results may not be...

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As Alberta election nears, political insider faces fines, alleges voter fraud in UCP leadership campaign

03.27.19

Controversy erupts in midst of election campaign with Jason Kenney’s UCP leading in recent...

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Toronto City Council ‘on notice’ over proposed oil lawsuit: Kenney

03.27.19

United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney is putting Toronto City Council on...

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Braid: UCP health care policy invites return to PC-era chaos

03.27.19

Health care isn’t a giant issue in this election campaign — not yet anyway. But it may once again hit the heights when the dire risks of UCP health promises sink...

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Parents’ votes up for grabs

03.26.19

Yesterday, the NDP unveiled what is likely to be their marquee promise for this election. Province-wide $25 childcare is a significant expansion of a current commitment to those families with young children. The NDP are critically aware that this is the sort of policy that galvanizes their base and mobilizes voters. The NDP were extremely effective at mobilizing their base in the 2015 election and that turned out to make a difference. Union...

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Leong: In Alberta election, pipeline promises will be hard to keep

03.26.19

It wouldn’t be an election campaign without a promise here and there that might be more pie-in-the-sky than grounded in...

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School boards call on parties for funding commitment ahead of provincial election

03.26.19

Trustees from school boards across Alberta have united in an effort to have all political parties commit cash to the classroom for the years to...

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UCP would roll back school protections for LGBTQ students, add new provincial exams

03.26.19

A United Conservative Party government would proclaim a seven-year-old piece of education legislation, turfing some legal protections for Alberta LGBTQ students and school staff introduced by the NDP...

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Alberta Liberal leader defends lone Calgary stronghold, as UCP candidate steps down for white supremacist comments

03.26.19

With limited campaign funds, waning public support, and an untested leader, the Alberta Liberals face overwhelming odds heading into the provincial...

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Week 2 – Chasing the Narrative

03.25.19

Welcome to week two of the Alberta Election! After an exciting first week, candidates will be gearing up for the second full week of campaigning. Each party will have used the first week to develop and test their messaging for the remaining weeks. One of the major stories evolving over the weekend is another candidate resignation from the United Conservative Party. This is the second female candidate to have resigned over past social media...

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UCP leader says ‘real tension’ lies behind Albertans’ support for secession

03.25.19

Jason Kenney is reported here as sharing that “50 per cent of Albertans surveyed said they support succession from Canada.” These comments are followed by an assessment of the public reaction to Bill C-69 and its effects on...

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‘Sky-high costs’: Notley hints major announcement on child care at Edmonton rally

03.25.19

NDP Leader Rachel Notley teased a major announcement that she will make on Monday regarding child care, citing that “too many young families face sky-high costs for child...

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NDP alleges Calgary-Mountain View UCP candidate linked to conversion therapy program

03.25.19

The NDP has focused an attack on Jeremy Wong, the UCP candidate for Calgary-Mountain View. The basis of their criticism is Wong’s alleged involvement in a conversion therapy program called Living Waters, now known as Journey Canada. Wong has since stated he is not affiliated with the group, but clarified that he had attended their events before, which were targeted toward spiritual healing and were “safe and accepting”...

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Alberta Election: UCP holds commanding lead as campaign begins

03.25.19

This study shows an Angus Reid Institute poll that revealed 56% of respondents would vote for the UCP to the 31% in favour of the NDP, if the election were held tomorrow. This advantage did not exist in Edmonton specifically, where the NDP received 45% of vote intention to 44% for the UCP, for those polled. Several other takeaways are...

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Economy named most important issue to Alberta voters, Vote Compass survey says

03.25.19

After more than 30,000 people responded to a survey from Vote Compass, it was revealed that the most important issue in the Alberta Election was the economy. This determination was reflected by respondents of all age groups, but the study found that the economy was more important to those in Calgary, where the environment was more important to Edmonton residents. This is in contrast to 2015’s study which showed accountability to be the most...

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Calgary UCP candidate quits, blames threat of ‘smear’ campaign

03.25.19

The United Conservative Party candidate for Calgary-South East has resigned after receiving “threats” from someone who planned to “smear” her by publicizing controversial social media...

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The Week in Review: March 22, 2019

03.22.19

Campaign Highlights: Week 1 The first week of the election was a tale of two very different campaigns, with both major parties unveiling their overarching campaign narratives. Jason Kenney and the UCP spent the first week trying to frame the election as a referendum on four years of failed NDP fiscal policy and an opportunity for the province to hit a reset on a struggling economy. Rachel Notley and the NDP focused their first week of the...

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All About Personality

03.22.19

For most of Alberta, Friday comes with a sigh of relief; the end of the work week, a chance to relax. That is unless you are running to be the next Premier of Alberta. While the rest of the province is relaxing, the candidates will remain on the campaign trail, working tirelessly to define and frame their narrative. Calgary is already shaping up to be the major battleground of the 2019 election. Pre-election polling showed that Calgary was...

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Opinion: PC dynasty lives on in 2019 election choices

03.22.19

I am going to ask you a question that I think may be a decent proxy to figure out who you are likely to vote for in the Alberta election on April 16. Who do you think was the best premier of Alberta — Peter Lougheed, Ralph Klein or...

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Does the kamikaze campaign controversy concern Calgary voters? We asked some of them

03.22.19

As Alberta’s election campaign officially launched this week, controversy continues to trail the United Conservative Party about an alleged “kamikaze” leadership...

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Rachel Notley’s NDP starts Alberta campaign with big hill to climb

03.22.19

As the Alberta provincial election campaign kicks off, Rachel Notley's New Democrats are in a tough spot. They trail the United Conservatives by a significant margin and the polls suggest the NDP would be booted from office if the election were held...

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Varcoe: NDP doubling down on energy subsidies a risky investment bet

03.22.19

I could spend time arguing about the risks of the NDP’s campaign promise to double down on its energy diversification strategy by offering more subsidies to...

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Braid: Attacks on Kenney’s social record coming from left and right

03.22.19

Thursday’s full-bore attack on Jason Kenney’s record of anti-gay marriage activism didn’t just come from the...

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Notley-Trudeau ‘sabotage’ of Alberta economy to be answered with constitutional challenge: Kenney

03.22.19

Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are allies in “sabotaging” Alberta and their efforts will be met with constitutional and legal challenges, UCP leader Jason Kenney said...

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Photos, Polls, and Predictions

03.21.19

No campaign is complete without the photos, polls, and predictions to keep the media, and hopefully the public engaged with the campaign. They say a photo is worth a thousand words, and nowhere is this more true than on a campaign. A poorly planned or just plain bad photograph is enough to sink even the best political campaign. Every political leader has a fleet of staff whose only job is to ensure that every photo opportunity serves a...

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Press Gallery interview: Scandals, taxes to dominate Alberta election

03.21.19

Albertans will head to the polls April 16 after Rachel Notley called an election...

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Varcoe: Alberta unlikely to balance budget by 2023, says Conference Board

03.21.19

Political parties love to promise they will balance the budget books, if...

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10 ridings to watch as Alberta plunges into election season

03.21.19

After months of speculation about when the call would come, Alberta’s 30th general election officially kicked off Tuesday. In front of a crowd of supporters in Calgary, NDP Leader Rachel Notley announced Albertans will go to the polls April...

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Alberta election candidates announce opposing oil patch plans on day two of campaigning

03.21.19

Alberta’s struggling energy sector took centre stage on the second day of the province’s election campaign as the New Democrats and United Conservatives announced opposing plans to end a prolonged...

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UCP retains huge lead over NDP in crucial Calgary battleground: poll

03.21.19

The popularity gap between the leading United Conservative Party and the New Democratic Party has shrunk, but the margin in the crucial Calgary battleground remains huge at 21 points, a recent poll has...

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Alberta Party promises $1-billion child-care voucher program

03.21.19

The Alberta Party would create a billion-dollar voucher system to offset child-care costs for those who can least afford them, party leader Stephen Mandel...

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The race is on! – Decision Day – April 16

03.20.19

March 20 – Election Insight After yesterday’s announcement, the race to form Alberta’s government is officially on! Wednesday, March 20, is the first full day of campaigning and despite no official party platforms being launched, Albertans have already gotten a taste of what to expect over the next 27 days. Rachel Notley came out fighting at yesterday’s campaign kickoff announcement. It is clear that the Premier intends to make the...

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Colby Cosh: If nothing else, Notley’s election call was great timing for Alberta’s NDP

03.20.19

Notley's final pitch to the voters followed a week of embarrassments for Jason Kenney's rival UCP, which has long been coasting to apparent victory in the...

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Rachel Notley and Jason Kenney go head to head as Alberta election called for April 16

03.20.19

NDP touts 'love and hope and optimism' as UCP talks up jobs, economy,...

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Jason Kenney says co-operation with UCP leadership rival not unusual or improper

03.20.19

Jason Kenney says there was nothing improper or even unusual about staff on his successful 2017 campaign to lead Alberta’s United Conservative Party helping out a rival, and he denies there was any plot to have Jeff Callaway run as a stalking-horse candidate on his...

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Braid: Campaign will be an epic fight that shapes Alberta for decades

03.20.19

As Albertans consider the choices in the April 16 election, there’s a question that goes far beyond the...

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Bell: Notley’s strategy — trash Jason Kenney

03.20.19

The NDP think they’ve really got the winning ticket. Go after Jason Kenney, the United Conservative leader. Go after him good. Whittle him down to size. Make him a bad...

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Notley’s government puts priority on health care in Alberta throne speech

03.19.19

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's government has launched its spring session with a throne speech lauding its accomplishments and a bill to further protect public...

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Alberta Election 2019: Here’s what the parties have promised so far

03.19.19

Now that the writ has dropped, Alberta enters official campaign mode until you head to the polls on April...

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Jason Kenney denies financial wrongdoing as new details emerge on ‘kamikaze affair’

03.19.19

United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney says the actions of his 2017 leadership campaign team, currently at the centre of an evolving political scandal, were completely...

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Navigator Launches Alberta Election Guide

03.19.19

The Alberta election has been called for April 16th. Over the next 28 days, the political parties will be campaigning throughout the province; working every day to earn the trust of Albertans and form the next government. This will be one of the most interesting elections in Alberta’s history, and Navigator will be there every step of the way. Navigator and our digital and creative agency, true, have created The Alberta Election Guide...

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