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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

alberta red, green, and blue.

Green endorses Glenmore Liberal: Former Alberta Greens Vice-President & candidate Susan Stratton has endorsed Liberal candidate Avalon Roberts in the by-election in Calgary-Glenmore, which is being held on September 14.

“I’m not a Liberal; I'm a Green, but our first job as opposition voters is to stand together to defeat the Conservatives. Only Avalon Roberts can do that. She's a quality candidate who won nearly eight times more votes than either the Greens or New Democrats in last year's general election.”
The Greens aren't running a candidate in this by-election and are in the process of being de-registered by Elections Alberta. On another Calgary-Glenmore related note, Jeremy at PolitiCalgary has leveled some strong criticisms of PC candidate Diane Colley-Urquhart, suggesting that she 'needs to move away from the same political game.'

Wildrose Leadership Forums: The Wildrose Alliance will be holding leadership forums in Grande Prairie (September 8), Edmonton (September 10), Calgary (September 16), Lethbridge (September 17), and Red Deer (September 23). Candidates for the leadership of the right-wing party include Danielle Smith, Mark Dyrholm, and Jeff Willerton. I am planning to check out the September 10 forum in Edmonton.

Goodale in Edmonton: Wascana Liberal MP Ralph Goodale is in Alberta today and will be speaking at a Town Hall meeting in Edmonton-Centre, no doubt to help shore up support for candidate Mary MacDonald. The Town Hall will be held from 8:00pm to 9:00pm at the Westmount Community League.


Kyle said...

Thanks, Dave. I will be at the Goodale townhall tonight.

Hank said...

Emily Hunter's blog is simply awesome! I love how she completely dismisses David Keith because he dares said something that contradicts the point of her documentary.
I wish Truthiness on the left was as funny as coming from the right, but really it's just kinda annoying because they really should know better.

Anonymous said...

Goodale is one of the most mean spirited members of parliament.

Anonymous said...

Check out the Grande Prairie Herald Tribune for coverage of last night's WRAP leadership debate. OVER THIRTY PEOPLE showed up. What if they held a leadership debate and nobody came? I know it's Grande Prairie, but this is supposed to be one of the places where people are major-league pissed at Ed (oilpatch slowdown, no action on hospital, etc.). The PCs get better turnout at their monthly constituency meetings.