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Alberta poised to turn NDP orange as Tory grip on power withers | Apr 20 2015 | Penney Kome | Jim Prentice must be wondering what happened to the Progressive Conservative party's iron grip on Alberta politics. Well, perhaps Rachel Notley happened.
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Website calling for corporate tax increases deemed unfit by Alberta election laws | Apr 10 2015 | Ella Bedard | The Alberta Federation of Labour's Better Way Alberta campaign will have to shut down its website until after the provincial campaign is over.
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Alberta austerity: Will Jim Prentice change the tax advantage? | Mar 25 2015 | James Wilt | Alberta's facing what will likely be a frighteningly austere budget on March 26. But it doesn't have to be this way! Tweaks in personal and corporate income tax could save marginalized Albertans.
A Modest Proposal for progressive cooperation in Alberta | Mar 1 2015 | Susan Wright | Sacrificing party loyalty? A small price to pay for humanity, surely.
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A number is never just a number: Voter turnout -- how low can we go? | Jun 13 2014 | Hennessy's Index | At 52.1 per cent, the percentage of voters who cast a ballot in the 2014 Ontario election is up from the province's 2011 historic low of 48 per cent. How does it fit into voter turnout across Canada?
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B.C. teachers' math lesson: workers + labour rights = stability | Mar 14 2014 | H.G. Watson | Negotiations between B.C. and its teachers' union is one more example of how governments create instability by dismantling labour rights.
And the winner is … no one: Everybody missed Monday's biggest story | Nov 28 2012 | David Climenhaga | The real story went largely unexamined -- to wit, the wretched voter turnout. It's pretty obvious that a clear majority of electors truly didn't give a hang about who governs them, or how.
EXCLUSIVE! Calgary Centre and Stephen Harper's Canada bashing fallout! Did I say exclusive? | Nov 24 2012 | David J. Climenhaga | We Albertans would do well to send more than just a phalanx of parochial and inward-looking neoconservatives to Ottawa.
Look at the conservatives grow! Breaking down the Wildrose Alliance political doctrine, part 1 | Jun 7 2012 | Thomas Saczkowski | Soon enough we will hear a great deal more about the Wildrose Alliance. This article details how the Alliance represents growing conservatism in Canada.
High Level Bridge. Photo: Mfitton/Flickr
Lethbridge could produce surprising results in Alberta's election | Apr 16 2012 | Jenn Prosser | The Calgary and Edmonton battlegrounds are widely reported on but in Lethbridge, a very interesting thing is happening. For the first time in two decades there is an unsteadiness shaking the campaign.
Alberta Premier Presumptive Gary Mar
Where will Gary run? A good question to ask on the Alberta campaign trail... | Sep 24 2011 | David J. Climenhaga | Now that his leadership of the Alberta Conservative Party is all but assured, where will Gary Mar run for the Alberta Legislature?
Wildrose Party Energy Critic Paul Hinman
U.S. opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline: It's not what you think it is | Sep 20 2011 | David J. Climenhaga | If the Keystone XL Pipeline flops, Alberta's Wildrosers will need to remember it's not the fault of easy-to-vilify environmentalists, or Conservative Gary Mar for that matter.
Introducing rabble's Activist Toolkit | Sep 16 2011 | Paula Millar | Our wiki-style Toolkit aims to be a space for activist collaboration. Home to a wealth of resources, the content is organized according to 'tooltype' -- each unique in its contribution.
A third new Liberal leader pending, but the same old problems | May 17 2011 | Duncan Cameron | The Liberal Party's demise has been long coming. Without a base in any region, or a strong party membership, or even an easy to identify party philosophy, who will solve their problems?
Quebec MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau
Two words to put the Ruth Ellen Brosseau brouhaha in perspective: 'Rob Anders' | May 17 2011 | David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the one-note song the media has been singing. With many strong leaders in the NDP's Quebec caucus, it's a safe bet that over the next four years, it will prove to be very effective.

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Bye bye Rob Anders | Bacchus said... Goodbye MP Rob Anders, Hello Senator Rob Anders? in
Electoral Maps 5 | Wilf Day said... The new Quebec provincial map for the coming election has one important difference from the federal...
Alberta politics, election thread | Lou Arab said... A couple of links to get the thread started. First, from the Edmonton Journal... Quote: Though...
Conservatives admit they are losing in Edmonton-Strathcona | gyor said... I think people under estimate how wide spread this thing in Edmonton is. I think it goes beyond...
NDP battleground seats | ghoris said... Good start. Here's my $0.02 about the NDP's chances in B.C. Vulnerable NDP seats: Burnaby-Douglas...
How far will the Wildrose Alliance rise? | Yibpl said... The WRAlliance has the potential to make long term gains.  By winning an urban riding and...

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