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Alberta provincial election
« on: March 31, 2019, 11:39:16 pm »
In just over 2 weeks Alberta heads to the polls.   People have long assumed the new Alberta "united right" UCP party would win by a landslide.  But I saw a poll yesterday that showed that while UCP will handily win the rural parts of the province, the NDP has a significant lead in Edmonton, and Calgary is very close-- the UCP lead is less than the margin of error.  It will all come down to Calgary.

Jason Kenney's own scandal regarding the UCP leadership campaign, as well as several candidates resigning for reasons that reflected badly on the party (a white nationalist, in particular, grabbed headlines...) have no doubt cut into the UCP's chances of the landslide victory they expected.


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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 05:50:35 am »
It sounds like the NDP didn't do so badly.

Doesn't matter, though, politics is more religion than religion is.
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 11:27:19 am »
Albertans donít really donít seem to care about ethics...   Kenney will win handily, despite being a scumbag.
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 12:12:57 pm »
It sounds like the NDP didn't do so badly.




I think the RoC's perception of Notley is generally higher than Kenny but not living in Alberta I can't really understand its issues.

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Of some I think that is a true statement.

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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 12:17:10 pm »
Albertans donít really donít seem to care about ethics... 

And Ontario does?

I seem to have heard of a family in politics with the last name of "Ford."
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2019, 12:22:19 pm »
Albertans donít really donít seem to care about ethics...   Kenney will win handily, despite being a scumbag.

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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 12:27:27 pm »
unite the right - with Harper still pulling Kenney's strings
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 06:29:00 am »
I don't wanna click on that !  ??? ???

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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 03:10:14 pm »
I'm in Alberta and this election is cray-cray.

UCPers are rabid.  And there's a lot of them.  I have friends that work in government jobs and others with AHS and they are not voting UCP (even though they normally would) because they know their jobs will be gone if the UCP get in.  Notley didn't get the pipeline in, so that is the main thrust of wanting the UCP in.

NDP supporters are generally not as rabid, but I notice there's a lot of "poking the bear" in the media on both sides.  Seems more than the usual amount, to me.  I have a friend running up in Peace River and her signs are getting destroyed on the daily.  One family had an NDP sign on their lawn destroyed and someone scratched "FUCK NDP" into their brand new vehicle.  It's an ugly election.

The Alberta Party is getting some interest since the debate, but I'm not sure how much actual support that will develop into.

I don't know anybody who is into the Liberal party in Alberta, but I'm sure they'll score some votes, too.

I'm still undecided between 2 parties, but the televised debate helped me eliminate one party for sure.  I've heard a few comments from people saying they're just gonna scrub their vote and vote Alberta Party because they don't like what any of them are really saying. 
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 03:54:18 pm »
UCP supporters contain a lot of nasty elements.  I think it's a right-wing redneck thing...  they're the same ones who are proud to "roll coal" in their lifted pickups and don't have any qualms about threatening violence against Notley...   not saying this isn't present in BC...  it is.  But to a much, much lesser extent than in Alberta.
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2019, 03:50:42 pm »
The UCP canít even carry out its own election without the need for fraudulent votes.  But, Albertans will still vote for a fraudster. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ucp-leadership-voter-fraud-membership-lists-data-1.5091952
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2019, 04:08:36 pm »
   But, Albertans will still vote for a fraudster. 
 

I think we now understand that a giant idiot running as a conservative will get the vote out whereas a sub-par liberal candidate won't

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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2019, 09:47:52 pm »
The UCP canít even carry out its own election without the need for fraudulent votes.  But, Albertans will still vote for a fraudster.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ucp-leadership-voter-fraud-membership-lists-data-1.5091952

How is that different than any other province in Canada?
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 10:18:19 pm »
Early Election Results:

Conservatives: 63
NDP: 24

Rural Alberta: a clean sweep by the good guys not even close
Edmonton: Communist country. The NDP takes nearly every riding
Calgary: All but a couple of ridings returned to the good guys.

UCP majority
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