Alberta’s economy is collapsing under the weight of Trudeau’s National Energy Program (NEP), which is taking a large portion of Alberta’s oil and gas profits. Alberta separatism, and the Western Canada Concept party is looking for a breakthrough. Can Peter Lougheed steer the PCs through Alberta’s volatile political mood and to another huge majority?
This is the first of the old PM4E Alberta scenarios that I am hoping to remake for the new infinity engine.
Premier Ed Stelmach is seeking his first mandate from the people of Alberta. Alberta’s white-hot economy is beginning to slow and the Opposition has battered the government on the oil royalty issue, health care premiums, and affordable housing. Will Premier Stelmach be able to win another solid majority, or will the PC string of victories end at 37 years?
v.2 – Added candidate riding positions and high score bonuses
As Premier Alison Redford dropped the election writ, she sets off a 28-day provincial campaign that will send Albertans to the polls on April 23 2012. Redford requested Lt.-Gov. Donald Ethell end the Legislature, setting off what is expected to be one of the most competitive election battles in decades. The 28-day campaign will see the PC leader try to extend her party’s 41-year grip on power, while Danielle Smith of the Wildrose Alliance, Raj Sherman of the Alberta Liberals, Brian Mason of the NDP, and Glenn Taylor of the Alberta Party will all be trying to end the Tory dynasty that started in 1971.
- Election Data based on official election results with voter shifts to reflect pre-campaign polling
- 9 Parties and the Electoral Commission as an observer party.
- Lots of events from the Calgary Herald
- Updated Issues and regional centres (Definitions are quite generic to reflect a multitude of parties.)
- Campaign funding totals from Elections Alberta
- v.3 – Added candidate riding positions and high score bonuses
Alberta’s 2015 Provincial Election saw the defeat of the Provincial Conservatives by Rachel Notley’s New Democrat Party.
I’ve remade the Alberta – 2015 scenario created by RI Democrat from the PM4E 2011 engine.
Polling data is the 2015 election results as taken from https://www.elections.ab.ca/ but I’ve added a polling shift to reflect a Mainstreet poll on the 7th April start date which puts the PC, WRP and NDP at a roughly even split (small WRP lead).
Can you win as the NDP and end the political dominance of the PC’s in Alberta or will the PCs retain power? Maybe The Wildrose Party will take the Conservative baton forward?
v.2 – Very small update to this scenario to add some ministerial positions and bonuses to riding candidates.