Monday, November 15, 2004

Alberta Election Roundup

Now exactly one week away from Alberta's election, we're in the home stretch. Sadly, it's not even a race, it's more like Secretariat in the '73 Belmont. The Tories are poised to win a large majority again, but there is still lots to report.

The NDP has suggested that meat packers shouldn't own cattle and that the province should establish a minimum prize for cows until the US border re-opens. link

Premier Klein has floated the idea of a referendum on any possible health care reforms. link

The opposition parties have all but stopped fighting the Conservatives and are now fighting against eachother over which will be the official opposition. link

The Alberta Alliance has promised an energy rebate of $1,400 a year to help with high natural cas and electricity prices. link

The Greens have their panties in a knot after one Tory MPP said putting a price on water would be one way to help with conservation. link

The election has essentially turned into a race between right wing Calgary and left wing Edmonton. The opposition is barely even advertising in Calgary and has put all their effort into Edmonton. link

The result of this election may not be in doubt, but that certainly doesn't mean there aren't interesting stories coming out of Alberta right now.

4 Comments:

Blogger Caurus said...

HAdn't knows that about Alberta and Edmonton, that's interesting. Thing about the water is hilarious.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya, Edmonton is pretty Liberal compared to the rest of the province.

Article on the stupid greens is funny.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Marina974 said...

I'm getting pretty tired of this election. It's so lopsided that there isn't any serious policy discussion at all. Pretty boring if you ask me.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Nylon said...

Couldn't agree more Marina, this election is one colosal disappointment.

11:08 PM  

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