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Alberta’s Political Parties Comparison Chart – PC vs NDP vs Wildrose Vs Liberals vs Alberta Party



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  1. So.. as a person who is regularly uninterested in politics and untrusting of politicians in general (I mean we all know we’re going to end up disliking whoever wins for whatever reason eventually) which option seems the best, according to this chart? I’m guessing NDP? I heard BC was “ruined” by NDP, but their economy is blooming while ours went down the toilet (I was one of the layoffs). If anyone would like to tell me who they are voting for and why that would be much appreciated!

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    • ben the thriller millar says:

      The ndp is the worst. They have never improved any province they governed and they always leave a legacy of public waste higher taxes, disorganized services crumbling roads corruption. Or mabey they changed….nope same idiots promising others idiots things that they want to hear. Ask a person from Sask about the ndp and the wonderful things they did.

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    • Callie T says:

      NDP has not only ruined BC but Manitoba and Sask. Promises Promises.

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    • comparing the parties, PC have done nothing for us, I spent 6 month in the hospital only to come out with all my health care cut last year. WE NEED A CHANGE NDP!!!

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    • I already voted NDP. i am not scared of change. Education is important to me as a mother. With 12000 new students coming in september and no new teachers that is a problem for me. 40 plus kids in a classroom. Using the gym and library and teachers lunch room as a classroom is a problem for me. As a nurse in the hospital i have witnessed what has been done under the PCs. And its not pretty.
      In the end we can all tell you who to vote for and why but ultimately its your choice and your vote and what matters to you.

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    • If you needed a ambulance today here is where they all were at the grey nuns. They were in a code red today.

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    • Anne Jordan Anne Jordan says:

      I’m a nurse, and a mom. My vote based on logic is for WRP. ABC everyone! Edmonton, it’s been the best Orange Party I’ve ever seen in elections- thanks! GOTV..

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    • Zoe Welch Zoe Welch says:

      Paige, do you mind if I PM you?

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    • kurtis says:

      @ben the thriller miller. Except that the NDP are the greatest thing to ever happen in Saskatchewan. They’re the reason that Canadans now have uniiversal health care, they paved all the roads of rural Sask, brought them electricity and plumbing, started the SGI, passed legislation allowing the unionization of the public service, AND wrote the Saskatchewan Bill of Rights, which is the very first doctrine passed by ANY government EVER that declared freedom and equality for ALL citizens which are un-alienable by any person, government or institution. They’re the party of change and awakening. I hope it’s their turn in Ab.

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  2. So now shout out Edmonton is electioneer!!!!!

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  3. ^^ no an unbiased platform based comparison was shared…

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  4. Sam Chelliah Sam Chelliah says:

    Kayla Renée Russell

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  5. Our economy is far from “down the toilet ” . Yes there are certain sectors that have had lay offs but still lots of work available…
    And I don’t know what you consider blooming but there are not lots of jobs in B.C and they certainly do not pay enough to live very well. So of you want to live like that then maybe move there.

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    • Zoe says:

      Leanne, “I just do not appreciate people who come here because of work do nothing but tear Edmonton / Alberta down.” This is getting old and pathetic.People from away tear Edmonton down because this place is nothing but a dump. The city of Edmonton will spend how much on silver balls rather than cleaning the streets? High cost of living with slum landlords. Houses are overpriced and Edmonton has the most ignorant people I have ever met.

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    • I am from BC, Leanne, and I would love to move back, thank you so much for the suggestion. Really, really insightful and helpful. Unfortunately my husband is posted to the Edmonton Military Base which is why we live in Alberta now. I love it when people just assume its so easy to just pack up and go live wherever! If it were that easy, would I really choose Edmonton, of all places? Anyway, I do not work in oil. But my job depended on those who do work in oil, so guess what, my office shut down. Some sectors depend on other sectors for work – that is the big picture you seem to be missing. There was A LOT of oil workers in Edmonton if you didnt know that already, and all of them were scrambling for jobs after being laid off. All of those workers taking up what was available for jobs, means less available jobs… Its weird, I know, and probably harder to understand if you were not actually involved.

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    • I was born and raised in Edmonton and I work in Edmonton as well as know many others that do…I also know that there are still lots of other trade jobs and still see all the building that is happening. As I said our economy is NOT in the toilet. Oh and as you are from B.C then you know that it’s not easy living there. ..huge cost of living with jobs that are hard to come by and that do not pay super awesome. Now since I know you are going to start yapping about how there are LOTS of other places that are not as expensive as Vancouver and so on, yes there are but there is no work to be found in those places. I have family and friends there so I hear about it all the time. I just do not appreciate people who come here because of work do nothing but tear Edmonton / Alberta down.

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  6. If you care about healthcare, don’t vote PC or wild rose. Our Population is increasing, the cost of healthcare is increasing. There should never be cuts to healthcare.
    And if you care about education, don’t vote PC. An educated population = a strong economy.

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    • hayden says:

      education does not mean a srong economy, educated people are useless when they can’t find a job to put their education to good use.

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    • KC says:

      @hayden: Educated people aren’t useless at all. Education is very important for a society to flourish. Right now, however, it just means that they are highly qualified for many jobs out there, but there is no support for them from both the corporations and the government who choose to look out for themselves.

      Corruption at finest.

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  7. Lee Sustrik Lee Sustrik says:

    The only problem is they all do the same thing after elected, they never fulfill their promises. you want to find a miracle find an honest politician.

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    • non voter says:

      Isn’t it hard to take this chart seriously? I mean, I could build a chart that says whatever I think you want to hear, what I actually do is a completely different chart. I am one of the many (and growing) number of people who doesn’t vote because I don’t trust any of the options to do what they say.

      The response I usually get is ” don’t complain if you don’t vote”. I don’t need permission from other people to have an opinion, I have a voice and mind of my own.

      The system is corrupt, change it, that’s something I would vote for.

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  8. Thank you whoever sent this in! ^.^

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  9. If anyone needed a ambulance today they were all at the grey nuns. They were in a code red. We need new hospitals. Under the PCs its not going to happen. They refuse to fix the ones we have now.

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    • This could be the result of a heap of people waiting to be released to the next person in the chain of custody. EMTs have to stay with the patient until somebody signs them in. Stupid system. But …. yes…… our health care system is broken ….. BADLY!

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  10. This post broke the Shoutout Edmonton website. lol! (www.SOEdmonton.net) 🙁 (5,000 people clicked the image) 5 THOUSAND!

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  12. Karyn says:

    As far as what matters to me the most: the party that values families, the party that values our special needs population, the party that values parental authority and freedoms when it comes to education, be it opting out of certain classes or choosing to homeschool using whatever curricula meets that child’s and family’s needs. The party that is in favour of all of these pro-family and pro-parental values is the Wild Rose party. Period.

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  13. Megan Greenwald .. here’s a chart to help sort out some of it for you

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  14. Alex Boos Alex Boos says:

    Hmmm….. the Alberta party is looking like a realistic and viable option.

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  15. Seems like there are far too many perks for the immigrants that are coming over here. What is there for all of us that put our children through University/College and there were no breaks for them. As a Senior I don’t see anything in there for us that helped build this wonderful province.Time for big changes in many fields… Disgruntled Taxpayer!!!

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    • Tina says:

      Maybe I was looking at a different chart, but I saw no references to immigrants. Look up the legitimate facts on the aid offered to incoming immigrants by the canadian government. It’s far less that a lot of the anger spreading propaganda I’ve encountered. Immigrants and refugees come to our safe and prosperous nation from across the world, fleeing oppression, seeking freedom and to build a life worth living for themselves and their families. Canada is a country built on immigrants… your ancestors emmegrated from their nation of origin to find a better life here. So did mine. Remember that next time you feel annoyance towards immigrants: they are only trying to better themselves, aaand who can blame them?

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    • Jill says:

      Perks for immigrants? I don’t see that on any of the platforms. Looks like you just want to complain about people different than you.

      My parents couldn’t afford to send me to university when I was a kid (1990’s in New Brunswick) I worked 3 jobs and got a line of credit. They made too much money to qualify for a student loan from the government, that was life. They also had 3 kids, a mortgage and were cash poor.

      Since when is NOT saving or discussing expectations with your children the norm? University and College is not free public education. I agree it should be but that’s not because of immigrants or the current provincial party. You don’t get to be disgruntled because your wish list didn’t get granted.

      I empathize with your frustrations but as a baby boomer, you have drained our system and left nothing for us.

      Your frustrations are personal, not the fault of the Alberta Government – or any Government for that matter.

      PS – please don’t blame the immigrants- that infuriates me when vulnerable people are picked on.

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  16. Would never vote NDP. They destroyed my home province. Hope to god that I never have to live with a NDP government again.

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  17. Tracey Byer Tracey Byer says:

    Clear as mud. Who do we trust most/least. If I vote I can bitch seems to be the slogan. That’s not a good enough reason. On the fence still :/

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    • Jonathan says:

      Spoil your vote then. Let them know that none of them are good enough for you.
      Honestly though, in my opinion, they’re all just varying degrees of evil, and anyone but the PCs are a good vote.

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    • Stephanie m says:

      Don’t just spoil your vote – you can officially decline! Then it’s counted as such not just a spoiled vote.

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  18. Albertan says:

    There is NO WAY I’d ever vote NDP – look how that party destroyed Manitoba, my home province, in just 11+ years. I have only been in Alberta since 2008, but have seen too much wrong with the Conservatives as well. Wildrose is not an option for me, nor are the Liberals.

    I’ve been following the AB Party closely over the past years, and that party seems to be the most realistic, even though I know it does not have a chance to win in this election. I wish Greg Clark would have been invited to participate in Global’s debate.

    Alberta Party has my vote!

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    • June Brown says:

      That is funny, Albertan – I come from Manitoba and the best thing that happened to that province was when Ed Schreyer was elected Premier in an NDP Sweep. We got Autopac which has been a model for public insurance in Vermont and other places; as well as good government. They also developed the hydro-electric project at GenPeg and sell power all over the U.S. Maybe you are too young to remember those years.

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  19. Kyle Brown. this is the chart i mentioned.

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  20. Blizzard says:

    Meanwhile in Calgary…we’re still in the playoffs. No one is talking about the election. Go Flames Go!

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    • Darren says:

      Yes, they, still are in the playoffs, for the time being. Talk to you on Sunday AM, when the flames are most likely out and the new gov’t is in.

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    • Believe it or not, this post is actually getting more views in Calgary, than it is in Edmonton!

      Roughly 38,000 Calgarians have visited this post, whereas roughly 21,000 Edmontonians have visited this very post! Thought that was rather interesting!

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  22. Susan Duong Susan Duong says:

    Denise Godwin

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  23. Colin Heacock says:

    What we need is to vote on MAJOR issues that effects all Canadians. Who the hell knows what we are getting when we vote on people or parties. Obviously we can’t vote on all issues but if we voted on the major issues at least we know it has to get done.

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  24. Just shy of 100,000 people have checked this out on SOEdmonton.net. Ummm?! Wow!!!

    Also, this post has reached over 200,000 people. :O Thanks again to whoever sent it in!!! ^_^

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  25. Tracey Byer Tracey Byer says:

    Drew. I remember well. I was one of many who had to take 12 Ray Days. :/

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  26. @ChiveEdmonton but how much of that can u believe 🙁

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  27. fred christian says:

    to get the best of politics you have to vote.you need to change partys every 4 years.if they do as people want,every 8 years.the elected members should be heavily scrutinized by accountants to stop all the fraud ( like the Senate) with political doners and family contracts for various reasons. any mischive they should be immediately suspended with no severance or pension.I believe paul martin never took a wage for being pm.it is cedibility we want.

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  28. Cheryll Dixon says:

    As a former Ontarian, be aware… Bob Ray ruined Ontario . thanks to mine and a number of other dooped voters. After Rays bungling I became an avid Conservative to this day. you watch as time goes by, the promises will not be kept or scaled down to something not even worth having…they will say because of having to clean up the mess the Conservatives left.. You watch, you won’t be any better off.

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    • kim says:

      Well that’s why we’ll have another election in 4 years. If she screws up Alberta voters will want change again. The torries were messing up big time and the people of AB weren’t having it. I’m proud of Albertans for not being scared of change. I think this proves we expect a good government and if they don’t deliver they might just be on the way out in 4 years.

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  29. NDP’s looking mighty fine if you ask me! 😉

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