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Pragmatic Albertans will only vote Liberal if they can form government, observer says

In part three of a series on electoral redistribution, we look at how the opposition parties are hoping to gain from the six new seats in Alberta.

Independent MP Brent Rathgeber says he’s optimistic he will be able to win the next election as an Independent in his solidly conservative riding of St. Albert-Edmonton. Two-term Liberal MLA Darshan Kang, centre, thinks the Liberals can win seven to 10 Alberta ridings in the next federal election. He said that the riding of Calgary Centre, currently represented by Conservative MP Joan Crockatt, is one of the 10 ridings Liberals believe they can win. NDP MP Linda Duncan was first elected in Edmonton-Strathcona in 2008 and remains Alberta’s only NDP MP. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright and courtesy of Darshan Kang and Joan Crockatt

 

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Pragmatic Albertans will only vote Liberal if they can form government, observer says

In part three of a series on electoral redistribution, we look at how the opposition parties are hoping to gain from the six new seats in Alberta.

Independent MP Brent Rathgeber says he’s optimistic he will be able to win the next election as an Independent in his solidly conservative riding of St. Albert-Edmonton. Two-term Liberal MLA Darshan Kang, centre, thinks the Liberals can win seven to 10 Alberta ridings in the next federal election. He said that the riding of Calgary Centre, currently represented by Conservative MP Joan Crockatt, is one of the 10 ridings Liberals believe they can win. NDP MP Linda Duncan was first elected in Edmonton-Strathcona in 2008 and remains Alberta’s only NDP MP. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright and courtesy of Darshan Kang and Joan Crockatt

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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