Tag: byelection

Low Turnout in Advance Polls in Riding Where Smith Is Seeking a Seat

Turnout was low in the advance polls for the Brooks-Medicine Hat provincial byelection in which Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is seeking a seat. Smith announced she would run in the southern Alberta riding on Oct. 8, just two days after she won the premiership, and after MLA Michaela Fry resigned and encouraged the new United Conservative Party…


Low Turnout in Advance Polls in Riding Where Smith Is Seeking a Seat in Alberta Legislature

Turnout was low in the advance polls for the Brooks-Medicine Hat provincial byelection in which Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is seeking a seat. Smith announced she would run in the southern Alberta riding on Oct. 8, just two days after she won the premiership, and after MLA Michaela Fry resigned and encouraged the new United Conservative Party…


Former Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith Returning to Alberta Politics

Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith says she is coming back to Alberta politics with her sights set on becoming the next leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP). Smith said in an interview with Postmedia on March 30 that she will run for the UCP nomination in the riding of Livingston-Macleod for next year’s general…


Kenney Rival Brian Jean Wins Alberta Byelection for United Conservative Party

Brian Jean, the co-founder of the governing United Conservative Party, is back in the Alberta legislature after a decisive win in the Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche byelection on March 15. The former UCP MLA and a federal Conservative member of Parliament secured a majority win with 63.6 percent of voters choosing him over seven other…


Legault Picks April 11 for Montreal-Area Byelection After Being Accused of Stalling

Voters on Montreal’s south shore will choose their new provincial legislature member on April 11. François Legault’s government announced the byelection date today for the Marie-Victorin riding, a former stronghold of the sovereigntist Parti Québécois. Opposition parties have accused Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec party of dragging its feet in setting a date for the byelection…


Australian Labor Party Leader Denies Losing Support of Mining Communities

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese has rejected suggestions that blue-collar workers have turned their back on the party following a loss in the Upper Hunter byelection. In contrast, fellow Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon, whose federal seat covers a similar area, argued that the sharp decline Labor saw in its primary vote over the weekend should…