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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

tory leadership rules...

Alberta PC Party President Doug Graham released the rules of their fall leadership race this afternoon in Red Deer. According to the Press Release...

Those interested in being a candidate must meet the following requirements:
• A candidate shall be an eligible voter as defined in the Constitution and shall be a member in good standing of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, A candidate for nomination shall file nomination papers signed by at least five hundred (500) members of the PCAA,
• A candidate shall provide a non-refundable payment of $15,000 to defray the costs of conducting the leadership selection process,
• Candidates must pledge to support the successful candidate and to abide by the Constitution of the PCAA and the Rules, Guidelines and Procedures established by the Leadership Election Committee,
• Nomination papers must be submitted at or prior to 5:00 p.m. October 16, 2006.

Election day has been set for November 25, 2006. If a second ballot is necessary a second election will be held on December 2, 2006. Polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on both days.
I'm betting that not all of the 9 candidates for the Tory leadership will fullfill these requirements.

They have also updated their website with somewhat vague leadership information.


Idealistic Pragmatist said...

Hey, do you happen to have any idea what the campaign finance rules are of this leadership race? Are they the same as for the federal Liberal leadership, or are they different?

Anonymous said...

I don't think there are any campaign finance rules. AT ALL.

That's probably the reason why big oil is lining up behing Toronto Jim Dinning.

Anonymous said...

I'd bet hat DeLong and MacPherson won't be able to make the criteria needed to run.

I'm beginning to think more and more that the race is an Dinning-Oberg-Morton race. Stelmach looks like he's burned out, and Hancock isn't making much of a network outside Liberal Edmonton.

Anonymous said...

All the Tory candidates should be required to release their contributors and contributions on public lists. Hell, that info should be made easily available in regular elections. None of this having to go to some obsure building in Edmonton to pay to have the records photocopied. Transparency means more than plaittitudes.

Anonymous said...

In the end it doesn't really matter. All the candidates are the same, in the end Albertans are still going to have a tired tory government. Many of the candidates (Dinning, Hancock, Oberg) are directly responsible for the admitted lack of planning that happened under Klein's reign. Voting for these guys is voting for the same kind of tired government Albertans have seen for the past 13 years.

The only way Albertans are really going to see change is through a new political party taking power and cleaning out the 35 years of Progressive Conservative cronizism and patronage that has infected every corner of Alberta's civil service and society.

I am proud to say that I am not going to buy into the Tory rhetoric that "I won't have a say if I don't pay $5 and buy a membership."

I say, throw the bums out!

Gauntlet said...

Isn't December 2 the day the federal liberal convention will be choosing a leader? Odd. I'm sure that's just a coincidence, though.