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The Twitter Conversation (March 18th – March 25th) | AlbertaTweets

The Twitter Conversation (March 18th – March 25th) | AlbertaTweets | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
@CBCCalgary Interesting: @AlbertaTweets infographic http://t.co/OKPLn1ep shows more ppl talking about #abparty than #abndp #abvote #abdream...
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Alberta premier embarks on election tour

Alberta premier embarks on election tour | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Alberta Premier Alison Redford stood by her party's record of prosperity as she took her message on a tour of southern Alberta Tuesday.


Touting an environment that would ensure Alberta will continue to be the shining star of Canada's economy, Redford reiterated her commitments a Canadian Energy Strategy would open Alberta up to new markets.

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Shot clock is ticking ...

Shot clock is ticking ... | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
When the champ is in trouble in the early rounds, you want to see if they're going to fight their way back.
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Wildrose Party would form majority Alberta government: Poll

Wildrose Party would form majority Alberta government: Poll | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Wildrose Party would become Alberta’s
next majority government if the election
was held today, suggests a Forum Research
poll conducted Monday.
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Metro - Edmonton : Blog : Krause Encounters : Undecideds could decide Alberta election

Metro - Edmonton : Blog : Krause Encounters : Undecideds could decide Alberta election | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
With all the political nattering back and forth, now having gone on for months, it’s no wonder Alberta is filled with a whack of undecided voters...
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Native-led oil pipeline protest draws hundreds to Vancouver Art Gallery

Native-led oil pipeline protest draws hundreds to Vancouver Art Gallery | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Protesters marching through downtown Vancouver Monday promised to fight big oil and big government and put a stop to proposed pipeline expansions in B.C.
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BATTLEGROUNDS: More ridings to watch | Calgary Herald

BATTLEGROUNDS: More ridings to watch | Calgary Herald | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
For the next four weeks, Jason Markusoff (hereinafter referred to as "I") will be the Herald's elections Battlegrounds blogger, with analysis and buzz on local campaigns around Alberta.
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Alberta's election campaign brings out discordant views of the province

Alberta's election campaign brings out discordant views of the province | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
PC leader Alison Redford looks to a worldly future for province; Wildrose upstart Danielle Smith champions traditional grassroots values (Alberta's election campaign brings out discordant views of the province: Amid its new realities, the provincial...
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Staples: Wildrose plan to axe transit funding a disaster for cities

Staples: Wildrose plan to axe transit funding a disaster for cities | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
There’s plenty to like about Danielle Smith and the Wildrose party. Smith is smart, tough, charismatic. She will stand up for Alberta’s oilsands and provincial interests. She is also strong when it comes to issues of personal freedom.
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Guest post kicks off election debate: Who has an urban agenda? | Edmonton Journal

Guest post kicks off election debate: Who has an urban agenda? | Edmonton Journal | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
What party has urban issues at its heart? This provincial election could a profound impact on Edmonton's future, more serious than many realize. Each party's urban agenda is sure to become clear over the next couple weeks.
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Braid: Alberta Tories desperate to discredit surging Wildrose leader Danielle Smith

Braid: Alberta Tories desperate to discredit surging Wildrose leader Danielle Smith | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
One big campaign job is clear for PC Leader Alison Redford, and it wasn't the one she expected only a few weeks ago.
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Wildrose Party’s Smith vows to bulk up Alberta’s rainy-day fund

Wildrose Party’s Smith vows to bulk up Alberta’s rainy-day fund | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith called the province’s Heritage Savings Trust Fund a ‘slush fund’, an accusation Alberta Premier Alison Redford rejected (Finally, Alta H-fund taken seriously Wildrose Party’s Smith vows to bulk up Alberta’s...
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Mr. Smith, do you really know what the Wildrose is up to? | Calgary Herald

Mr. Smith, do you really know what the Wildrose is up to? | Calgary Herald | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Doug Smith got a surprise last week when he received a robocall asking him which political party he supported. When he identified himself as a Wildrose supporter, the caller inquired: "Do you support their cutting back on spending?
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Alberta Views – Perspectives On A Province | Mind the Gap

In China, the mayor of a major city is a far more powerful and more revered official than some lowly provincial apparatchik. No one was much interested in the vagaries of provincial government; the mayor was the dignitary they'd come to meet.
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Braid: Tories' free-fall evokes memories of '71 change

Braid: Tories' free-fall evokes memories of '71 change | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alison Redford's PCs still have plenty of chances to win big in this election, according to a Leger (Tories' free-fall evokes memories of '71 change - http://t.co/14UnBDUu #wrp #abvote...)...
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Alberta Election 2012: Calgary, A Tory Stronghold, Targetted By Danielle Smith And Wildrose Party

Alberta Election 2012: Calgary, A Tory Stronghold, Targetted By Danielle Smith And Wildrose Party | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
CALGARY - The two front-runners in Alberta's election campaign have already taken pains to make it clear that the province's oil capital is no more or less important than any other region.Danielle Smith and her Wildrose party and Premier Alison...
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Alberta election 2012: Poll suggests Tories, Wildrose nearly neck and neck

Alberta election 2012: Poll suggests Tories, Wildrose nearly neck and neck | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A new poll shows a virtual dead heat between Alison Redford's PCs and Danielle Smith's Wildrose, with the governing Tories holding onto a formidable lead in Edmonton but locked in an intense battle in Calgary and throughout the rest of the province.
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Wildrose’s thorn: Before Danielle Smith can change Alberta’s legislature, she has to win her seat | News | National Post

Wildrose’s thorn: Before Danielle Smith can change Alberta’s legislature, she has to win her seat | News | National Post | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
There’s one candidate who can seriously derail the upstart Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith as she attempts to overthrow Alberta’s long-ruling Progressive Conservatives.
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Liberal Raj Sherman says nurses being bullied within health system | Calgary Herald

Liberal Leader Raj Sherman kicked off his party’s campaign in Calgary on Tuesday with charges that the intimidation of health care workers extends far beyond doctors.
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Morinville News » News Archive » Editorial: Government should have finished its work before dropping the writ

Morinville News » News Archive » Editorial: Government should have finished its work before dropping the writ | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
If you smelled something unpleasant in Morinville Monday, it wasn’t necessarily Champion’s famous blend. Chances are it was a little sidewalk steamer Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk and his government left in the middle of Main Street. To be clear – we are referring here to a figurative little steamer and not a literal one, although one is as nasty as the next.

 

With the writ dropped without some closure on the Morinville school issue, Lukaszuk and the PCs have left us all to guess and speculate until such time as we mere municipal residents are deemed worthy of some sort of response.

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Senate nominee race struggles to get voter attention

Senate nominee race struggles to get voter attention | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
For the next 28 days, Albertans will have front-row seats to what is widely expected to be one of the most lively provincial election campaigns in decades.
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Editorial: At long last, it’s no longer politics as usual in Alberta

Editorial: At long last, it’s no longer politics as usual in Alberta | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Since the Progressive Conservatives came to power in 1971, Alberta politics has operated under an opposition deficit for most of the 41 years of the Tory dynasty.
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Student Vote - News

Student Vote - News | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Unlike ads created by the private sector, political ads do not have to follow the standards governing advertising in Canada. Political parties can undermine and accuse their opponents of whatever they’d like, as there is a fear that preventing this would limit the right to freedom of speech.

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Alberta Liberals, NDP promise more long-term care beds - Calgary - CBC News

Alberta Liberals, NDP promise more long-term care beds - Calgary - CBC News | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Alberta Liberals and NDP called for more long-term care beds Tuesday.
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Redford Vs Smith Showdown

Redford Vs Smith Showdown | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
REDFORD VS SMITH SHOWDOWN (RT @ajproc: BATTLE: @Premier_Redford Vs @ElectDanielle Twitter Infographic http://t.co/Ky5XJkm1 #ableg #abvote...)...
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