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NorthReport

No reason to fear a Wildrose or Alberta NDP majority, Danielle Smith says

http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1351604/no-reason-to-fear-a-wildrose-or...

nittanylionstorm07

NorthReport wrote:

No reason to fear a Wildrose or Alberta NDP majority, Danielle Smith says

http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1351604/no-reason-to-fear-a-wildrose-or...

 

All of these nice comments by Danielle Smith towards the NDP are creeping me out.

TiradeFaction

nittanylionstorm07 wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

No reason to fear a Wildrose or Alberta NDP majority, Danielle Smith says

http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1351604/no-reason-to-fear-a-wildrose-or...

 

All of these nice comments by Danielle Smith towards the NDP are creeping me out.

I figure it's her way of lashing out against a political system that she more or less failed to navigate properly, and probably in her mind sold her out.

josh

Edmonton-Whitemud:

NDP: 44
PC: 25
WRP: 13
LIB: 5
Other: 3
Undecided: 13

Edmonton-Castle Downs:

NDP: 53
PC: 20
WRP: 9
LIB: 4
Undecided: 15

 

https://twitter.com/cbcarch/status/592704413208322049

 

 

Edmonton-Ellerslie:

Rod Loyola (NDP): 43
Jackie Lovely (WRP): 21
Harman Kandola (PC): 18
Mike McGowan (LIB): 5
Undecided: 13

http://www.mainstreettechnologies.ca/loyola-leads-edmonton-ellerslie/

 

Calgary-Elbow:

Gordon Dirks (PC-inc): 30
Greg Clark (ABP): 29
Catherine Welburn (NDP): 20
Megan Brown (WRP): 11
John Roggeveen (LIB): 3
Undecided: 7

 

http://www.mainstreettechnologies.ca/dead-heat-in-calgary-elbow/

 

Brachina

mathisdifficult.ca 

 cool site, although I actual agree with the PCs on moving capital projects out of the general budget, you don't buy new school each year and when you build a new school, you build it once, not yearly, and indirectly they generate revenue by boosting productivity and knowledge in the work force.

Brachina

mathisdifficult.ca 

 cool site, although I actual agree with the PCs on moving capital projects out of the general budget, you don't buy new school each year and when you build a new school, you build it once, not yearly, and indirectly they generate revenue by boosting productivity and knowledge in the work force.

NorthReport

The sky's falling, the sky's falling, says Chicken Little

Alberta voters may end ruling party's 44-year run after oil plunge

http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKBN0NI26N20150427

NorthReport

The socialist hoards are at the gates.   Laughing

New theme is fear in Alberta election

http://www.ipolitics.ca/2015/04/27/new-theme-is-fear-in-alberta-election/

NorthReport

Having a cabinet minister resign during an election campaign is definitely not good news to start the final week of the campaign for Prentice

NorthReport

Read the sign he is holding  Laughing

NDP should have that in all their ads for the duration of the campaign

Wildrose defections not forgotten in southern ridings

http://www.cbc.ca/news/elections/alberta-votes/alberta-election-wildrose...

NorthReport

What a bunch of yahoos! 

Ernest Manning prophecy of an NDP government may be coming true  Laughing 

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Opinion+Ernest+Manning+prophecy+governmen...

NorthReport

What is Prentice hiding from the voting public?

Jonathan Denis' 'legal proceedings' subject to publication ban

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/jonathan-denis-legal-proceedings-...

voice of the damned

NorthReport wrote:

What a bunch of yahoos! 

Ernest Manning prophecy of an NDP government may be coming true  Laughing 

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Opinion+Ernest+Manning+prophecy+governmen...


That has to be the flimsiest attempt at an historical linkage that I've ever seen. It's been 44 years since the Tories beat the Socreds, so the statute of limitations on Manning's prediction has definitely run out.

NorthReport

Prentice on defensive having to defend the indefensible

http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/prentice-defends-denis-as-tory-ca...

NorthReport

The Liberals appear to have fallen right on the map - is this an indication of what could happen federally as well?

Alberta's wonky election polls aside, rogue Tories are sign of bigger troubleJim Prentice's PCs are getting clobbered in opinion polls that no one seems to believe

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-s-wonky-election-polls-asi...

NorthReport

The Liberals appear to have fallen right off the electoral map and probably won't win more than a seat at best - is this an indication of what could happen federally as well?

Alberta's wonky election polls aside, rogue Tories are sign of bigger troubleJim Prentice's PCs are getting clobbered in opinion polls that no one seems to believe

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-s-wonky-election-polls-asi...

NorthReport

More trouble for Prentice 

Controversial Craig Chandler stirs election emotions

http://www.cbc.ca/news/elections/alberta-votes/controversial-craig-chand...

PrairieDemocrat15

voice of the damned wrote:
NorthReport wrote:

What a bunch of yahoos! 

Ernest Manning prophecy of an NDP government may be coming true  Laughing 

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Opinion+Ernest+Manning+prophecy+governmen...

That has to be the flimsiest attempt at an historical linkage that I've ever seen. It's been 44 years since the Tories beat the Socreds, so the statute of limitations on Manning's prediction has definitely run out.

It's not exactly a new argument. David Laycock's Populism and Democratic Thought on the Canadian Prairies argues something very similar. Canadian social democracy and social credit ideologies were both born as anti-elite, anti-capitalist (therefore anti-East), and populist movements during the Depression. This is the standard interpretation.

However, Manning largely abandoned social credit theory and turned the eclectic Alberta SoCred party into a right-wing, anti-socialist, generic conservative party.

NorthReport

Come on Calgary, if you call elect Nenshi as Mayor you can elect Notley as Premier 

http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/provincial-election-could-hinge-o...

NorthReport

Come on Calgary, if you can elect Nenshi as Mayor you can elect Notley as Premier 

http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/provincial-election-could-hinge-o...

TiradeFaction
nicky

https://twitter.com/dleebosh/status/592895042152439809

Hints that NDP may win two utterly unwinnable Calgary ridings.

David Young

Are the areas of NDP support in Calgary the same ones that elected New Democrats in 1986 and 1989, or are they different areas?

 

voice of the damned

And, anyway, it's pretty obvious that Manning's prediction was made before the BC election of 1972, which proved conclusively that a province CAN go from Social Credit to NDP, without having to stop at the PCs(or whovever else) along the way.

voice of the damned

PrairieDemocrat15 wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:
NorthReport wrote:

What a bunch of yahoos! 

Ernest Manning prophecy of an NDP government may be coming true  Laughing 

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Opinion+Ernest+Manning+prophecy+governmen...

That has to be the flimsiest attempt at an historical linkage that I've ever seen. It's been 44 years since the Tories beat the Socreds, so the statute of limitations on Manning's prediction has definitely run out.

It's not exactly a new argument. David Laycock's Populism and Democratic Thought on the Canadian Prairies argues something very similar. Canadian social democracy and social credit ideologies were both born as anti-elite, anti-capitalist (therefore anti-East), and populist movements during the Depression. This is the standard interpretation.

However, Manning largely abandoned social credit theory and turned the eclectic Alberta SoCred party into a right-wing, anti-socialist, generic conservative party.


That wasn't really the part of his argument I was disputing. I was taking exception to the attempt at validating Manning's prediction that going a bit to the left(ie. electing Tories) eventually leads to going farther to the left(ie. electing the NDP). Even if Alberta does elect an NDP government one day, it will be so far removed in time from Manning's prophecy, that he can't really be credited with discerning any trands. Too many variables in the intervening decades. NEXT...

NorthReport

Alberta election poll shows NDP surge in PC ridings

http://www.therebel.media/_exclusive_alberta_election_poll_shows_ndp_ahe...

MegB

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