Category: 2011 Alberta PC Leadership Race

  • What Saturday’s Win by Red Tory Redford Means in Alberta

    Alison Redford was Saturday’s surprise winner of the Alberta PC leadership race. As stunned as frontrunner Gary Mar was, the most surprised may have been Alberta’s opposition parties, who had no doubt begun positioning themselves against Mar. So how does this shocker change Alberta’s already rocky political landscape? Progressive Conservatives Redford’s first task will be […]

  • Gary Mar is the Man

    After Saturday’s first round of voting, it seems all but certain that Gary Mar will be the next Premier of Alberta: Gary Mar: 24195 (41%)Alison Redford: 11129 (19%)Doug Horner: 8635 (15%)Ted Morton: 6962 (12%)Rick Orman: 6005 (10%)Doug Griffiths: 2435 (4%) Yes, Ed Stelmach turned 15% on the first ballot into a win in 2006, but […]

  • This Week in Alberta – the PCs pick a leader

    Given that general elections only matter in Alberta every 30 or 40 years, the PC leadership race is really the one chance Albertans get to have their say in who becomes Premier. Not surprisingly, over 140,000 Albertans voted in 2006, and we could see close to that number casting their ballot tomorrow. Assuming no candidate […]

  • Today in Totally Useless Polling

    The Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald have released polling information on the Alberta PC and Alberta Liberal leadership races, giving us valuable information about who is winning…among people who will not vote in the contest. First, the numbers: PCs Mar 12%Morton 8%Redford 6%Orman 4.7%Horner 4.7%Griffiths 1.5% Liberals Sherman 9%Blakeman 6.5%MacDonald 5.4%Harvey 2.6%Payne 2.1% While this […]

  • This Week in Alberta – Looking for a Leader

    All eyes are on the PC and Liberal leadership races this summer in Alberta. Well, all eyes are on the PC leadership race, and a few eyes are glancing over at the Liberal one every now and then. Still, the five Liberal candidates held a lively debate in Edmonton on Wednesday – you can read […]

  • Sixth Annual Politicians in Cowboy Hats

    For a brief history of Stampede fashion, you can read the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 round-ups. Although Rick Hansen served as Stampede Parade Grand Marshal, all eyes were on Will and Kate this year. I do find it somewhat perplexing how many of the same people who lambasted Ignatieff for his time outside […]

  • This Week in Alberta: A Quick Glance at the PC Leadership Race

    With Stelmach’s announcement that he will stay on as Premier until this fall, there’s plenty of time for his would-be-successors to put together campaign teams and sign up Albertans. Still, the field is starting to take shape – here’s a quick overview of the likely candidates: The PCs have two declared candidates – Ted “The […]

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