ALBERTA VOTES 2008

Story Tools: PRINT | Text Size: S M L XL | REPORT TYPO | SEND YOUR FEEDBACK

Riding Talk

Calgary-Montrose (17)

February 1, 2008 | 04:26 PM

What's going on in your riding?

« Calgary-Mountview (18) | Main | Calgary-McCall (16) »

This entry is now Closed. View the comments.

Comments: (9)

Steve (Calgary) wrote:

A couple of people have talked about corruption in my riding, which I think is making people view the PC party badly. It is interesting to note that the riding association has an argument with the PC party over finances and is supporting Leech, the independent. Some of Leech's volunteers have been represnting him as the person appointed by the PC part in the riding, which is false. Also some of his signs look alot like Pham's old campaign signs with a new coat of paint and Pham has left the PC fold. I think if you are voting for change stay away from Leech because I think he is just playing more games. Having met Bhullar when he came to my door I think he is a good guy and is going to fight to do what is right for our area and I am voting for him.

Posted February 29, 2008 01:50 PM

Paul D (Calgary) wrote:

After finally going through all of the candidates I have decided on Mr. Bhullar. He was the only candidate that actually returned my phone call and personally came to my door step. I had called the Independent candidate Mr. Leech, but I never heard back and no one in his office could answer any of my concerns. The first being why he was allowing his volunteers to falsely represent him as the candidate "who was officially appointed by the PC party as the Progressive Conservative candidate", the second -- how does he propose he is going to ensure affordable housing in Calgary?, and third -- he promises "no provincial sales tax" - hmm last I checked Alberta doesn't have a provincial sales tax and there are no future plans to implement one, so what exactly does he mean?
Mr. Said - the Wild Rose Alliance doesn't have a stable enough mandate to garner my support.

Posted February 25, 2008 03:51 PM

Brett (Calgary) wrote:

I believe the independent Ron Leech would represent this riding the best. He has the best platform out of all the candidates, and has really gotten out in the neighbourhood. This riding is wide open in my mind since there's going to be a change reguardless who wins. Ron Leech would be a refreshing change from Hung Pham since I don't think he really made his voice known. An honest, hard-working MLA is needed in this riding for what has happenend in the past. From the controversy involving Hung Pham's departure, and Ed Stelmach not allowing Ron Leech run as an PC. Ron also has strong endorcement from former ward 10 alderman Ray Clark as well. I'm making my mark for Ron Leech.

Posted February 25, 2008 11:58 AM

Capri (Monterey_Park) wrote:

I have been a Progressive Conservative for 25 years now and I have never been more impressed than by the new candidate they have running - Manmeet Bhullar. He is passionate about the Conservative mission and more importantly he is passionate about this riding and wanting to implement positive change in the riding. The change that Bhullar proposes is of great importance and betterment for the community. He was a refreshing welcome at my doorstep on the weekend and I was thoroughly impressed by his knowledge and vision for the riding.

Posted February 25, 2008 10:31 AM

Anne (Calgary) wrote:

Michael Embaie is by far the most qualified candidate in this riding. Too bad, the Liberals do not seem to have enough resources to run an effective campaign.

Posted February 21, 2008 07:59 PM

Sarah (Calgary) wrote:

Corruption has seemed to plauge this riding for many years, but the end of it is near, and I for one, am very pleased with the new PC candidate. I have been fed up with the politics in this area for a long time, especially with all of the corruption surrounding Hung Pham. The PCs have made the right decision by rejecting a candidate that was not nominated properly, and appointing someone that actually has experience to represent our riding. It is the one thing that has kept me supporting the PC Party - they finally have decided to put an end to the corruption, and follow party rules.

Posted February 18, 2008 11:16 PM

lisa (calgary) wrote:

I am so fed up with conservatives ruling Alberta. Think about it, we've had non-stop conservative governments since 1935 (Socreds and PCs). Our electoral system (constituency based first-past-the-post) does not include proportional representation so that in the last Alberta election the Liberals received 29% of the votes which translated into 19% of the seats while the PCs got 44% of the votes which translated into 73% of the seats. This so-called 'majority' that assumes to speak on behalf of Albertans is nothing more than a comfortably entrenched minority that is able to take advantage of the deficiencies in our electoral system. And because we don't have fixed election dates the government of the day (which spends very few weeks per year in session) announces random reckless spending that hasn't been presented in the legislature in order to buy votes. Think about it, do we want our province governed this way---with no plan? For a good view of what's happening in our legislature, go to edspedia.ca and watch Ed Stelmach and other PC MLAs respond to questioning.

Posted February 12, 2008 11:18 PM

Bill (Calgary) wrote:

I don't understand why the local committee is not supporting this guy. He's obviously well qualified and destined to be included in PC rank and file.

Posted February 12, 2008 12:17 PM

Ryan (Abbeydale_NE_Calgary) wrote:

I'm a long time conservative, but have no intentions of voting for the PC party this time! Way to much corruption in this area!

Posted February 11, 2008 03:19 PM

Riding Profiles

   Sort By Name Number

More Alberta Votes Headlines »

Sorry - we can't find that page
 
CBC.ca

Sorry, we can't find the page you requested.

  1. Please check the URL in the address bar, or ...
  2. Use the navigation links at left to explore our site, or ...
  3. Enter a term in the Quick Search box at top, or ...
  4. Visit our site map page

In a few moments, you will be taken to our site map page, which will help you find what you looking for.

more »
Story Tools: PRINT | Text Size: S M L XL | REPORT TYPO | SEND YOUR FEEDBACK

World »

Ebola in Sierra Leone: Vice-president in self-quarantine after guard dies
Sierra Leone's vice-president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.
U.S. firm on Iran nuclear diplomacy ahead of Netanyahu speech video
The U.S. and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
North Korea fires missiles into sea ahead of South's military exercises
North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion.
more »

Canada »

Mayerthorpe set to commemorate four RCMP officers killed on duty
“You just never forget where you were, and I remember very clearly I was at work and the call came in. First there was an incident with the RCMP, and that’s really all we knew.”
February as bitterly cold as it seemed in Quebec and Ontario
Between Ontario and Quebec deep freezes, the Maritime snowpocalypse, and British Columbia's early spring, February was a month of extreme weather.
Danielle Smith nomination on same day Wildrose picks new leader
The Progressive Conservatives announced that backbencher Danielle Smith will learn on March 28 whether she will be their candidate for her riding in Highwood.
more »

Politics »

Harper government examines game-playing to motivate bureaucrats
An internal memo from the Privy Council Office, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's department, sings the praises of "gamification," that is, encouraging workers to play computer games each day.
Mohamed Fahmy urges end to 'diplomatic blockage' in leaving Egypt video audio
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, on trial in Egypt, tells CBC News he would like to speak directly to someone in the Canadian government about pressing for his deportation, something that was arranged for his Australian colleague weeks ago.
Patrick Brown reports selling 40,410 Ontario PC memberships
The self-described outsider in the race to become leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives claimed first place in all-important membership sales after Saturday's cut off deadline.
more »

Health »

Sorry - we can't find that page
 
CBC.ca

Sorry, we can't find the page you requested.

  1. Please check the URL in the address bar, or ...
  2. Use the navigation links at left to explore our site, or ...
  3. Enter a term in the Quick Search box at top, or ...
  4. Visit our site map page

In a few moments, you will be taken to our site map page, which will help you find what you looking for.

more »

Arts & Entertainment»

Canadian Screen Awards 2015: Mommy big film winner, Orphan Black takes top TV trophies
Montreal-based drama Mommy was the darling of Sunday night’s Canadian Screen Awards, taking home nine trophies including best motion picture. Space channel's Orphan Black dominated the TV categories.
Photos Canadian Screen Awards 2015: Best in homegrown film and TV honoured
Nominees, presenters and guests on the red carpet and thank the audience at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto, for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards.
Spock's ears: A signature — and a burden — for Leonard Nimoy video
Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood.
more »

Technology & Science »

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.
Astronauts return to International Space Station after 3rd spacewalk video
Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing more than 200 metres of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.
Shaka milk has chocolate, strawberry flavours that don't mix video
Can't decide between chocolate, strawberry or regular milk? One man has invented a solution to those milk-drinking woes with a beverage that combines all three flavours without mixing them.
more »

Money »

TFSA tinkering, high fund feeds and inflation: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP video
From news that high investment fees are robbing you of years of your retirement, to new data suggesting you're going to need every penny you can get your hands on, it was a busy week in business news. Jacqueline Hansen gets you caught up in our weekly video recap.
Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway has 'right person' as successor
Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, told investors on Saturday that the company had found his successor, and the company's vice chairman, Charlie Munger, identified two Berkshire executives as candidates.
BlackBerry deepens Samsung partnership in attempt to attract business customers
BlackBerry Ltd. is bulking up its security partnership with Samsung Electronics in an effort to attract more business customers.
more »

Consumer Life »

Sorry - we can't find that page
 
CBC.ca

Sorry, we can't find the page you requested.

  1. Please check the URL in the address bar, or ...
  2. Use the navigation links at left to explore our site, or ...
  3. Enter a term in the Quick Search box at top, or ...
  4. Visit our site map page

In a few moments, you will be taken to our site map page, which will help you find what you looking for.

more »

Sports »

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
NHL: 4 stories from Sunday night
Things continue to heat up in the Western Conference with victories for Winnipeg and Vancouver, while Alex Ovechkin put in a two-goal night to down Toronto and Jaromir Jagr hit another milestone.
Flames trade Curtis Glencross to Capitals for draft picks
The Calgary Flames have traded winger Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capitals, with second and third-round picks going back in the deal.
Jets acquire Lee Stempniak in trade with Rangers
The Winnipeg Jets made another move for their playoff run by acquiring winger Lee Stempniak from the New York Rangers for young forward Carl Klingberg on Sunday.
more »

Diversions »

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
more »