Tagged 2019 provincial election

Orange crushed: How the balance of power swung back to the political right in the 2019 Alberta election

By Jason Herring, April 25 2019 — With the dust settled and ballots counted from the 2019 Alberta election, Rachel Notley’s New Democratic Party goes down in history with an unenviable distinction — being the only party in Alberta’s history to fail to win a second term of government.  The April 16 election ended with a hefty majority for Premier-elect Jason…

Alberta election candidates talk post-secondary issues at MacHall forum

By Jason Herring, April 10 2019 — An on-campus Alberta election forum on April 9 posed questions about post-secondary issues to candidates from five provincial parties. Calgary-Varsity candidate Anne McGrath (New Democratic Party), Calgary-Elbow candidate Doug Schwietzer (United Conservative Party), Calgary-Varsity candidate Beth Barberree (Alberta Party), Calgary-North candidate Saliha Haq (Liberal Party) and Red Deer-South candidate TJ Cartwright (Freedom Conservative Party)…

Calgary-Varsity Q&As: United Conservative Party candidate Jason Copping

Jason Copping is the United Conservative Party candidate in Calgary-Varsity. He is currently a small business owner and university instructor. The Gauntlet: Why should students vote for you? Jason Copping: First and foremost, the United Conservatives have a plan to reignite the economy and create jobs. I’ve taught as a sessional at Haskayne [School of…

Calgary-Varsity Q&As: Green Party candidate Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes

Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes is the Green Party candidate in Calgary-Varsity. She is currently leader of the Alberta Green Party. The Gauntlet: Why should students vote for you? Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes: First off, we’re going to fight for the planet and the people and that’s very close to the heart of a lot of students. Also, we want…

Calgary-Varsity Q&As: Alberta Party candidate Beth Barberree

Beth Barberree is the Alberta Party candidate in Calgary-Varsity. She is a small business owner. The Gauntlet: Why should students vote for you? Beth Barberree: I think I bring a combination of unique perspectives, experience and education into the legislature. I’ve been a small business owner and I think that’s given me some insights as…

Calgary-Varsity Q&As: Liberal Party candidate Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell is the Liberal Party candidate in Calgary-Varsity. He is self-employed as an industrial hygienist. The Gauntlet: Why should students vote for you? Ryan Campbell: Well, as the Alberta Liberal candidate for the riding, we really want to focus our platform on increasing access to post-secondary education. Here in Calgary-Varsity, obviously that means University…

What to expect as election day nears

By Ashar Memon, March 27 2019 — Provincial election season is upon us. Albertans will head to the polls to vote in the provincial general election on April 16, capping off what is expected to be a raucous month-long campaign period. There are five major political parties vying for power this election: the Alberta Party,…

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