CTF designs Taxpayer Guide for federal election

A week ahead of the federal election, The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has released a two-page PDF guide to the three front-running party’s platforms to let voters know where the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP stand on debt, spending and balancing the budget.  […]


National Affairs Column: Anything could happen in this political marathon

Historically, the dramatic visit of a prime minister to the Governor General foreshadows a political
frenzy and sets off a gruelling sprint.

In the middle of a holiday weekend, Stephen Harper sounded the bell on a marathon, and the political
dynamic ushered in on Sunday morning is unlike any we’ve ever seen.


Morinville will vote in new federal riding this fall

It became official after Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Governor General David Johnson on Sunday: Canada’s 42nd election campaign is on.

Canadians will vote in a general election on October 19 following a 78-day campaign, more than double the usual length in recent decades. […]


Column: Time to embrace a multi-debate formula

When it comes to the televised debates of the upcoming federal campaign, the only certainty is that there will be at least one in each official language and that the leaders of Canada’s three main parties will be on stage.

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Local News

Morinville mother running for Green Party in federal election

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Morinville stay-at-home mother has thrown her hat in the ring for the federal election, running as a Green candidate in the Westlock – St. Paul riding. Lisa Grant, who moved to Morinville approximately two years ago with her military husband, ran in the last provincial election under the Green Party banner, obtaining five … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Voter asks what MP Storseth has done for us lately

Dear Editor,

With the Federal Election thrust upon us, I have started to research candidates in our area. It can be difficult living in a province and area that has a PC blue voting mentality built into its culture. As a fiscal conservative and social liberal, I find the culture of voting for the same party frightening. Where is the accountability for our politicians in Alberta to do the very best job or be voted out? […]