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Monday, March 05, 2007

in the land of.

Things are moving fast in the land of daveberta and I will have more time for some more quality substancial commentary after the end of this week.

A couple of things...

1. Alberta's Speech from the Throne is on Wednesday. I'll be there and will be providing my post-game thoughts following the first Speech from the Throne of the first Ed Stelmach PC government.

2. Ken Chapman and Larry Johnsrude have provided some good commentary on the recent semi-release of PC leadership campaign contributor lists from Ed Stelmach and Dave Hancock. I am in the process of writing a more detailed post about this, so look for it in the near future.

3. Just as the Federal Conservatives have finished nominating their Alberta candidates, the Federal Liberals are now beginning. The Edmonton Centre nomination date has been set for March 24. One of the candidates for nomination happens to be Nicole Martel.

4. Art Spiegelman will be speaking at the University of Alberta on Wednesday night as part of the University of Alberta Students' Union's Revolutionary Speakers Series.

5. Finally, on two completely non-political related points, I saw finally saw Borat this weekend and I have tickets to see The Police at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on June 2nd!


Emilio said...

I don't think Libs will have a good election with Dion as their leader. He already showing how terrible of a leader he is and how much he flip flops and is weak on terrorism and crime. Good luck getting a Liberal elected in Alberta.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Emil. I think that the non-leadership of Dion will send progressive voters outside of Ontario scrambling for alternatives.

In Ontario itself, a list of "star" Liberal candidates such as Ignatief, Kennedy, Hall-Findlay, Stronach and Rae will keep and possibly gain Lib seats.

Out west here, I expect the NDP will largely fill the Liberal void. Linda Duncan will probably get elected in Edmonton, likewise for Nettie Wiebe in Saskatoon. I'd expect a few more NDP gains in BC as well.

I suspect the Green vote will rise substantially but still not result in a single MP. Such is the sadness of our first past the post system.

Should make for interesting times.