Recount confirms United Conservatives won in tight Calgary-Falconridge race

A ballot recount has confirmed that the United Conservative Party candidate received the most votes in a tight Alberta election race in Calgary — but by a slightly slimmer margin than the original tally. The first count had the UCP’s…

Judge overseeing recount in tight race for Calgary-Falconridge

Ballots from a tight race in last month’s Alberta election are being recounted by hand in a Calgary courtroom. United Conservative candidate Devinder Toor won the Calgary-Falconridge seat by 96 votes on April 16. A judicial recount was requested by…

Alberta breaks record for most votes cast in provincial election

A record number of Albertans participated in this spring’s general provincial election. On Friday, Elections Alberta reported 1,905,520 votes were cast during the general election, which is the most ever in the province. The voter turnout came in at 64…

Pretty good week? Alberta MLA-elect wins seat and $100K in lottery

Last Tuesday evening, Janis Irwin found out she had won the Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood seat for the NDP. That Thursday, she found out she had won $100,000. “I was just getting my life sorted, was going through my wallet and I checked…

47 new MLAs learn ropes of Alberta legislature on orientation day

Alberta’s 47 new provincial politicians gathered at the legislature Wednesday to learn the ropes of their new jobs. Legislature Speaker Bob Wanner, talking to them in the debate chamber, dispensed advice ranging from respecting political opponents to watching their diets…

Alberta government halts construction work on superlab site in Edmonton

The province has paused work at the construction site of the planned $590-million superlab on University of Alberta land south of the main campus. During the election campaign, Premier-designate Jason Kenney vowed the medical superlab approved by the NDP would…

Premier-designate Jason Kenney names senior staff

Premier-designate Jason Kenney announced five members of his senior staff on Monday. Jamie Huckabay has been named chief of staff to the premier, Howard Anglin will be principal secretary, Katy Merrified is stepping in as executive director of communication and…

Elections Alberta releases unofficial election results

Unofficial results of Tuesday’s provincial election were released Friday afternoon and show the United Conservative Party with 63 seats and Alberta’s NDP with 24 seats. Story continues below While most of Alberta’s 87 ridings were declared on Tuesday night, some…

Alberta NDP candidate in Edmonton-South West concedes, giving UCP 1st seat in city

Three days after the Alberta election, the NDP candidate for one of the closest races, Edmonton-South West, conceded. John Archer, who was hoping to win the seat for the NDP, confirmed to Global News Friday he spoke to UCP opponent…