Allowing cities to use ranked-choice ballots in the next election is the centrepiece of the province’s proposed changes to the municipal election rules announced Thursday. 838 more words
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Like a lot of political junkies, I love a good election campaign. But lately, as I have found myself toggling back and forth between the dramas of the provincial election in Alberta, the Parti Québécois leadership campaign and the long run up to the 2015 federal election campaign, I have been left with the feeling that the process of Canadian democracy has taken on all the significance of a one-day-only blowout sale. 538 more words
EDMONTON — A look at some of the twists and turns during the Alberta election campaign:
April 7: Premier Jim Prentice announces in Edmonton that he has visited the lieutenant-governor to ask for a provincial election on May 5. 1,125 more words
This election was supposed to be a sleepwalk — a campaign some feared would be an unnecessary and expensive election about nothing.
Political analysts and pollsters fretted it would set a record for low voter turnout as the Progressive Conservatives waltzed to a huge majority over an opposition obliterated by mass defections and thrown into disarray by the recent resignations of all three party leaders. 1,860 more words