The Alberta Liberal Party is a provincial political party in Alberta, Canada. Originally founded in 1905, when the province was created, it was the dominant political party until 1921 when it was defeated. It has never been in government since that time. However, it had formed the official opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta several times, most recently from 1993 until 2012. As of 2012, 14 different Liberals have served as Leader of the Opposition.
Since 1976, the Alberta Liberal Party is no longer formally affiliated with the Liberal Party of Canada.
Leader: Raj Sherman
President Todd Van Vliet
Founded: September 1, 1905
Le Parti libéral de l'Alberta est un parti politique dans la province canadienne ...
If you want a useful yardstick of the relative health of Alberta's opposition parties, you need look no further than the number of candidates they have nominated for the next provincial election.
Using this measure, it is very unlikely the increasingly marginalized Alberta Liberal Party under Leader Raj Sherman will be capable of fielding a full slate of candidates on election day.
There will be 87 seats in the provincial Legislature after the next election. Here is a prediction: The Liberals will be unable to field a slate of even two-thirds that number, and may only be able to find ...
Health care, education and the environment came and went.
It was the subject of whether or not to appeal to Albertans on an emotional level, rather than an intellectual one, that seemed to stoke the fire the most at an informal talk by Alberta Liberal Party leader Dr. David Swann at the Red Deer Public Library on Monday night.
It started when attendee Richard Townell mentioned that he read an article about why people vote against their own interests, specifically referring to the success of U.S. President Barack Obama’s emotional appeal on the campaign trail and apparent failure on the ...
The last time the Alberta Liberal party made a decent showing in a provincial election was in 1993, when dissatisfaction with the Tory government of Don Getty won them 32 seats, coming within 20 of the government.
It was an anomaly, and a brief one. The party quickly sank back into also-ran status. It hasn’t formed a government in the province since 1917, and its seat count has edged into double digits just a handful of times since then.
The Liberals have been just as hapless in federal votes. The last time they had a decent showing was ... well, never. The best they’ve ever done ...
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