ALBERTA VOTES 2008

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Reporters' Notebook

Leaving no stone unturned

February 20, 2008 | 11:17 AM
Scott DippelScott Dippel

Part one

The Liberals are pulling out all the stops in Calgary.

The team for Liberal candidate in Calgary-Egmont, Cathie Williams, has tried to blanket the riding with the party's red and black signs. But did they have to line the boulevard with signs along Union and Burnsland cemeteries?

I know they're trying to reach the people driving through on Spiller Road but forgive me if it looks like they're exhorting the departed to go Grit.

East Calgary is a part of town where the dead have been known to exist on the voters' list. Some of those folks have even post-humously cast a ballot in prior elections.

I know that former premier Ralph Klein once jokingly said that he wants to be buried in east Calgary when he dies because that way he can keep voting.

Part two

A PC candidate in a Calgary riding was door-knocking this week when he happened upon the stoop of a person I know.

The candidate asked if the PCs could count on this voter's support. The voter mentioned that his spouse is not too happy with Ed Stelmach or his party.

The PC candidate responded: "Oh. But you know Ed won't be around in another in 18 months."

And then he persisted: "Would you like a sign? Or come to my fundraising dinner?" No sale.

No, this did not happen in Calgary-Currie.

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Comments: (1)

DJ Kelly (Calgary) wrote:

How exactly does this PC candidate anticipate getting rid of Ed Stelmach? Unless he thinks they are going to lose the election. That's the only way I can think that a party in power would kick out their leader. Otherwise it would be political suicide if they won and kicked out their leader.

Posted February 21, 2008 01:50 PM

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