ALBERTA VOTES 2008

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February 1, 2008 | 04:32 PM

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John (Calgary) wrote:

Agreed this is a sad group of candidates, especially because of the close race last election and no incumbent.

PC and Liberal are obviously the strongest. Libs were the only ones to come by my door (twice) in the last 3 weeks and have got to be the favorite for an anti-Stelmach vote.

Hopefully there is good turn out, but should be an exciting race either way.

Anyone go to the forum last week?

Posted March 3, 2008 03:56 PM

James (Calgary) wrote:

This riding is really sad in terms of candidates. I would vote for Green if they had a credible candidate. They don't in this riding. After that, I would go with Wild Rose Alliance. They didn't even bother having someone run in this riding. The NDP candidate does not seem too credible, as his web presence is negligible. We do have a Social Credit candidate that will probably get some protest votes, but not mine.

So, the only real choices are the Conservative and Liberal candidates. Given how close it was last time and the incumbent is not running, I am surprised that the other parties aren't giving much attention to this riding.

At this point, I am leaning towards voting Liberal, just because I want to vote against Stelmach and they seem to be the only choice.

I am as close as I have ever been to spoil a ballot or just not vote.

Posted February 28, 2008 08:15 PM

Joshua McDonald (Calgary) wrote:

I am not actually in this riding but I was looking at the numbers in the last election and the conservative candidate only won over the Liberal candidate by 530 votes. The other party's were not even any where near. If Calgary Buffalo wants change then I think that the only real chance is to vote liberal. Good luck guys hope you are able to make a change in your riding!

Posted February 28, 2008 04:23 AM

Arden (Calgary) wrote:

In response to Trevor comment on the right of recall. The Alberta Greens support the Right of Recall, infact in is a part of their platform for this election.

Posted February 27, 2008 11:56 PM

Dorothy (calgary) wrote:

I too am angry with the tories and hope to see change, so I'm glad to hear that others have the same idea. They are selling our future short and need to be stopped. But, I worry that the vote will get split and we'll end up with another tory by default.

Let's start a conversation about the best alternative. I admit that I for one am in need of a crash course. Does anyone know how their policies compare on the oil sands: royalties and environmental impact?

Posted February 17, 2008 09:38 PM

Trevor (calgary_) wrote:

OK, so the environment is a big issue for me this time around, but I for one am sick of politicians going back on their promises, so where is the establishment of Right of Recall? They have it in U.S. and it gets used when an elected official goes back on his word. The people have the right to demand he/she be recalled and an election held to replace him/her. I would love to see the parties talk about this, if they are willing to set up a program like this then they are probably more willing to do the things they say they will.

Posted February 14, 2008 11:57 AM

Olivia Bernard (Calgary_Buffalo) wrote:

For years I have been totally embarassed by Alberta politics - Ralph Klein - what a prize! Throwing millions upon millions away in Ralph Bucks, tossing change at the homeless - missing legislative meetings because of hangovers, going gambling instead of attending environmental summits, using my tax dollars for his media stints because he couldn't stand the thought of equal time for opponents with the public broadcaster - his attitude was of a spoiled little emperor. Alberta Conservatives pander to the rich and corporations, and I am flabbergasted every time they are voted into power. Our riches are despite them, not because of them - a monkey at the helm could have produced the same or more wealth. My rent jacked up 75% last year and yet the government would not consider rent controls for fear of upsetting developers. I pay the same health care fees as the millionaire across town. I wish electoral boundaries had been redrawn before this election to correct the current skewed situation which favors rural ridings despite population shifts over the years. Let's remind them who politicians should really answer to when we turf them out!

Posted February 14, 2008 10:33 AM

Joan Mitsui (Central_Library_616_Macleod_Tr_SE_John_Dutton_Theatre_2nd_Floor_15) wrote:

There will be a:
Calgary Buffalo Provincial Election Candidates Forum on Wednesday, February 27th at 7 pm at Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE, John Dutton Theatre, 2nd floor +15. Featuring: Sean Chu (PC Alberta), Kent Hehr (Alberta Liberal LParty), Robert Lawrence (Alberta's NDP). Call 260-2600 for more information. Arrive early as seating is limited.

Joan Mitsui
Calgary Public Library

Posted February 13, 2008 03:37 PM

Peter (Calagry) wrote:

Nothing is going on here because the Tories don't do anything but complain about liberals, the NEP etc..
I for one will not be voting for a Tory. I am sick of their arrogance, and complete lack of vision for the future. All the cutbacks to people that don't matter senoirs, poor, sick, injured workers all the minority voters. Now they are awash with revenues from VLT's increased enviro taxes like recyling taxes for computers, tires, etc..
increases in user fees, selling off of the electric infrastructure and convincing Albertans they would all be paying less, that was joke. And now we have federal conservatives with their own brand of NEP (*National Equalization Program)Harper cut the tax breaks givien to the tar sands in the mid nineties by a liberal federal goverment. And then gave millions to Quebec in order to try and buy a Majority. This is typical Conservatives. Scream at the liberals for doing the same thing. Cons are hypocrites in my eyes. I sure hope we get rid of the here in Alberta, they are not the reason Alberta is doing so good, there has been a increase in demand for oil and gas at 80 to 100 dollars a barrel. That is why Albertans are doing so well. And we should be sharing this wealth with Canada and try and make our Country stronger and not just our Province.

Posted February 10, 2008 09:25 AM

Tom (Calgary_Buffalo) wrote:

this time around its all about the environment for me.

Posted February 8, 2008 04:01 PM

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