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    Default Edmonton's mayor and councillors' political beliefs

    In your opinion, what political party do the mayor's and the councillors' political beliefs put them in? This is what I got, so far:

    • Stephen Mandel - Liberal
    • Linda Sloan - Liberal
    • Kim Krushell - PC?
    • Dave Loken - NDP
    • Ed Gibbons - Liberal
    • Karen Leibovici - Liberal
    • Jane Batty - PC
    • Tony Caterina - Wildrose
    • Ben Henderson - Liberal
    • Bryan Anderson - NDP
    • Don Iveson - NDP/Alberta Party
    • Kerry Diotte - PC
    • Amarjeet Sohi - Liberal?
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    Linda Sloan was a Liberal MLA in her previous life. And as a former SUN columnist, Diotte must have been a PC at some point.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Linda Sloan was a Liberal MLA in her previous life. And as a former SUN columnist, Diotte must have been a PC at some point.
    Sloan was a Buddhist?

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    Sloan, Leibovici and Gibbons are all former Liberal MLAs.

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    Diotte is probably Wildrose/PC
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    Diotte will be whatever his poll group tells him to be!
    Edmontonian and proud of it!

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    I think that it's good to see different political stripes on city council. What's most important is that we see co-operation among our council members. What I like about the recent councils is that each councillor has committee responsibilities, and that ward councillors are more focused on the city rather than their own ward.
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    Lokin likely NDP due to his previous stint as a Civic Union president

    Mandel likley PC but he can change his political stripes to advance his agenda.

    Batty likely PC.

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    The Mayor is pretty liberal.

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    So far:


    • Stephen Mandel - Liberal
    • Linda Sloan - Liberal
    • Kim Krushell - PC?
    • Dave Loken - NDP
    • Ed Gibbons - Liberal
    • Karen Leibovici - Liberal
    • Jane Batty - PC
    • Tony Caterina - Wildrose
    • Ben Henderson - Liberal
    • Bryan Anderson - NDP
    • Don Iveson - NDP/Alberta Party
    • Kerry Diotte - PC
    • Amarjeet Sohi - Liberal?

    Liberal - Promotion of:

    • Constitutionalism
    • Capitalism
    • Free trade
    • Freedom of religion

    PC - Promotion of:

    • Traditional institutions

    NDP - Promotion of:

    • Welfare state
    • Equal status between social classes

    Wildrose - Promotion of:

    • Individual liberty
    • Pure political freedom
    • Parallel power - frequently grasps for authoritarian power and builds up barriers against critics

    Alberta Party - Promotion of:

    • Participatory systems (oppose representative systems)
    • Traditional institutions if necessary
    • Social justice
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    Mandel is Liberal. Not PC.
    Bryan Anderson is mostly likely NDP.
    Wouldn't Don Iveson be Alberta Party?
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    ^ who cares?
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    ^ it gives us a general idea on their ideology. What's wrong with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Linda Sloan was a Liberal MLA in her previous life. And as a former SUN columnist, Diotte must have been a PC at some point.
    You're probably right about Diotte's political affiliations, though I wouldn't draw an automatic connection between "Sun columnist" and "right wing". Eddie Keen and Dave Billington were both Sun columnists, and I'm pretty sure neither was PC. And Warren Kinsella, a Liberal strategist, currently writes for the Sun as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildrose - Promotion of:

    [LIST
    [*]Individual liberty[*]Political freedom[*]Parallel power which frequently grasps for authoritarian power and builds up barriers against critics[/LIST]
    Alberta Party - Promotion of:
    Nemic:

    What do you mean by your second and third point? I think I understand what is meant by "political freedom", I'm just not sure how the WRA promotes that more than any other party does. And I'm kind of lost on the third point. Do you just mean that they would be dictatorial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by overoceans View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildrose - Promotion of:

    [LIST
    [*]Individual liberty[*]Political freedom[*]Parallel power which frequently grasps for authoritarian power and builds up barriers against critics[/LIST]
    Alberta Party - Promotion of:
    Nemic:

    What do you mean by your second and third point? I think I understand what is meant by "political freedom", I'm just not sure how the WRA promotes that more than any other party does. And I'm kind of lost on the third point. Do you just mean that they would be dictatorial?
    2) We know what political freedom means. However, there is an unwritten rule about political freedoms. We have to be ethical and professional for our behaviours and jobs. The WRA wants to get rid of that rule.

    3) The WRA is lusting for political power by presenting themselves on camera as a lobby group, opposition, or government. They believe that they can represent the people with or without seats at the Leg. They will not change their tactics even if it is right or wrong. Can you see the similarities between Danielle Smith and Tony Caterina?
    Last edited by Nemic; 05-10-2011 at 07:26 PM.

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    Councillor frustrated over seeming 'council bypass'http://www.edmontonsun.com/2011/10/0...council-bypass

    Do you think Caterina's language fits Wildrose Party's ideology?

    Wildrose - Promotion of:

    • Individual liberty
    • Pure political freedom
    • Parallel power - frequently grasps for authoritarian power and builds up barriers against critics
    Last edited by Nemic; 06-10-2011 at 10:58 PM.

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    Doesn't the whole CCA thing make Caterina and Wild Rose perfect matches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dialog View Post
    Doesn't the whole CCA thing make Caterina and Wild Rose perfect matches?
    Absolutely, Caterina is Calgary's puppet.

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    • Stephen Mandel - Liberal
    • Linda Sloan - Liberal
    • Kim Krushell - PC?
    • Dave Loken - NDP
    • Ed Gibbons - Liberal
    • Karen Leibovici - Liberal
    • Jane Batty - PC
    • Tony Caterina - Wildrose
    • Ben Henderson - Liberal
    • Bryan Anderson - NDP
    • Don Iveson - NDP/Alberta Party
    • Kerry Diotte - PC
    • Amarjeet Sohi - Liberal?

    This council as a whole looks more like the Alberta Liberal Party or Alberta Party. Agree?

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    Here's an update since the last post.

    • Stephen Mandel - Liberal
    • Linda Sloan - NDP
    • Kim Krushell - PC?
    • Dave Loken - Alberta Party
    • Ed Gibbons - Liberal
    • Karen Leibovici - Liberal
    • Jane Batty - PC
    • Tony Caterina - Wildrose
    • Ben Henderson - Liberal
    • Bryan Anderson - Alberta Party
    • Don Iveson - Alberta Party
    • Kerry Diotte - Wildrose
    • Amarjeet Sohi - Liberal?

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