A United Conservative Party leadership election is to be held in Alberta on October 28, 2017 following votes on July 22, 2017 by memberships of both the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta to merge and form the United Conservative Party. The Unity Agreement between the parties states the leadership election will be held on a One Member One Vote basis. Both Jason Kenney, leader of the PC Party, and Wildrose leader Brian Jean are expected to stand for leader of the new party, with Jean saying at the press conference that announced the merger agreement: “Clearly we’re both running for the leadership of this new party.” Former Conservative Party of Canada interim leader Rona Ambrose is expected to rule herself out of consideration.
Included candidates are;
Jason Kenney, Brian Jean Doug Schweitzer, Jeff Callaway, Leela Aheer (off), Rona Ambrose (off), Jonathan Denis (off), Derek Fildebrandt (off), Paul Hinman (off) and Ric McIver (off).
Membership numbers, polling, issues and stances taken from sources including Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Hansard & Opinion polling.
The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta leadership election, 2011 was prompted by Ed Stelmach’s announcement that he would not be seeking re-election in the 28th general election and therefore would be resigning as leader of the Progressive Conservatives. With the Progressive Conservatives forming the Alberta government, the winner of the election consequently became Premier of Alberta. Stelmach provided official notice of resignation on May 27, 2011. The PC Association then announced the timeline of the election, with the nomination deadline on July 15, and the first ballot on September 17.
v.2 has a small edit to remove PIP costs for surrogates obtained through winning endorsements.
The 2014 Ontario general election is to be held on June 12, 2014, to elect the members of the 41st Parliament of Ontario. The Liberal Party hopes to move from a minority to majority government. This would be the Liberals’ fourth consecutive win since 2003 and an improvement from their performance in the 2011 election. The Progressive Conservatives and NDP will be hoping to change this. The election was called on May 2, 2014, by Lieutenant Governor David Onley, upon the recommendation of Wynne following the announcement that the NDP, whose support was critical to the survival of the Liberal’s minority government in the Legislative Assembly, would vote against the Liberals’ proposed budget.
The 2019 Canadian federal election resulted in the Liberals, led by incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, losing both their parliamentary majority and the popular vote but nevertheless winning the most seats and remaining in office as a minority government. On August 15, 2021, after a request from Prime Minister Trudeau, the governor general dissolved parliament and called an election for September 20. Trudeau’s Liberals are enjoying a poll lead but what will happen during the campaign?
I can’t think of anything else to add at the moment so for now the beta has become the full version.
Alpha -> Beta – change list
Added 3 extra leaders to LPC
Added 3 extra leaders to CPC
Added 3 extra leaders to NDP
Added 3 extra leaders to BQ
Added 1 extra leader to GPC
Changed Vaccine mandate ‘Centre’ description from ‘No Mandate’ to ‘No mandate policy specified.’
Adjusted committed/leaning/undecideds to strengthen lead to less CPC minorities and more LPC minorities.
The 2021 Nova Scotia general election is to be held on August 17, 2021, to elect members to the 64th General Assembly of Nova Scotia. 2021 sees 4 new ridings up for election and currently the Liberals are polling well and look set to be returned to government but what will happen during the campaign?
The campaign polling starts of with a Liberal lead and has a few events to shift the polls to the PCs which seems to lead to a much closer campaign at the end.
The 1959 Alberta general election is to be held on June 18, 1959, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Ernest C. Manning, in his fifth election as party leader and provincial premier hopes to lead the Social Credit Party to its seventh consecutive term in government. Previous to this election, the Social Credit government had done away with the Instant-runoff voting system in use in the rural constituencies, and the Single Transferable Vote system in Edmonton and Calgary, both of which had been in place since 1924. This brings Alberta in line with the other provinces using the First past the post systems.
The 1963 Alberta general election is being held on June 17, 1963, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The Social Credit Party, led by Ernest C. Manning is seeking its eighth consecutive term in government. Some Social Credit supporters are so confident of their party’s chances that they talk of winning “63 in ’63”, i.e., all 63 seats in the legislature in the 1963 election. Can opposition parties make an impact in this election and win seats?
Ernest Manning aims to lead his Social Credit party into an unprecedented ninth consecutive term in government. Can the Liberals, NDP, and transformed PCs – led by the charismatic Peter Lougheed – succeed in pushing Social Credit into minority status, or will they once again be crushed by the Social Credit machine which has dominated Alberta since 1935?
v.2 – Very small update with some amended surrogate stats/descriptions.
The Progressive Conservative party has been revitalized under the dynamic and youthful Peter Lougheed. Will the PCs be able to end 36 years of Social Credit rule or will Harry Strom’s Social Credit Party continue to dominate Alberta politics?