Originally Posted by EdmTrekker
Its Bob and Ledcor. They may not sue but will negotiate compensation.
Every agreement can be cancelled. That said no way in hell am I voting for WR.
No Federal Building - she said a waste
Open the muni to flights
Slash and burn public sector (death bell for Edmonton)
What a btch...
But don't worry, in a few years you'll get a couple hundred bucks right from the government! That makes everything better, didn't you know?
I can sympathize with the opinion of wanting a change in politics for Alberta. The PCs really have had power for way, way, way too long. I'd just rather they not exit at a time of
A) Them having a more moderate leader
2) The alternative being Danielle Smith
Why are so many Edmontonians indifferent and apathetic about the prospects Edmonton doesn't have if the Wildrose gets in? Can we say welcome back to the gloomy Alberta of the '90s (except this time there could be economic boom)? Smith is the Dorward of provincial politics. She isn't forward, she's Dorward.
Originally Posted by tallisgood
When Decore was the Liberal leader they understood that to get elected they would have to be fiscally on the conservative side, and they came fairly close to getting elected.
After Decore they latched onto the "Klein is Satan" mantra of the NDP and rode it right into oblivion. It made them popular with the CBC and the Journal, but not with ordinary people.
Blame the rise of the Wild Rose on the incompetence of the Liberal Party's leadership for the last 15 or so years. I'm only voting PC because the Liberals are too dumb to be in power, and because a vote for anyone but the PCs is a vote for D Smith.
I mean, I totally understand strategic voting and won't criticize anyone for participating in it. If your only goal is for X party to not get in, then I see no other way. But what happened to voting for a party instead of just voting against a party? Surely there's more issues you care about than the state of Edmonton, such as health care, education, the oil sands, economic diversification, etc. What's wrong with voting for the party you actually believe in? A lot of you guys seem to align with the Libs and NDPs. AFAIC, they aren't going to stop the RAM or re-open the Muni debate.
Sure, you could say they have no chances at winning anyways. Of course they don't, not with that attitude. But just look at how far the Federal NDPs have gone to show that things can change. It was quite fascinating to hear about how the NDP would never get into power, their policies aren't accepted in mainstream Canada, blah blah blah, and months later they're Official Opposition. Look to the demise of the Bloc Quebecois as well and the Green Party finally achieving a seat in federal politics.
I will say that it is kinda sad how conservative (in the Canadian context) dominated this province is. I mean, this election is essentially over the right and the righter. No need to worry about vote-splitting in Alberta! I don't say this just as a left-leaning individual either, because I think it'd be nice to have a healthy mixture of left and right leaning governments, like other provinces enjoy. It would open people up to new ideas (no wonder Albertans are overwhelmingly conservative, what when it's all they really know) and give a variety of things to benefit from in Alberta, both from the left and right of the spectrum.