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I believe this is just another energy company cost correction which they do every few years (including my company). Keeps the pendulum from swinging too far in one direction or the other.

I sure wish you guys would get together to jack prices down as often as you get together to jack them up.

Political - "the PCs are the most corrupt political party that has ever existed in Canada"....only, not really.

Maybe, but when did we ever see a political party that expended so much effort bragging how different they were/would be?

...I am far more "right wing" than the PCs which I perceive to be VERY "left wing"...

...did I just ramble on for no reason?

The obvious probably doesn't bear repeating.

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Calgary will be the decider it seems.

NDP holds clear lead among decided voters: poll

But for every one disaffected Tory voter who will take her vote to the Wildrose, two will take their vote to the NDP.

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Calgary COULD be the decider. Right now, the NDP vote is very concentrated in a certain number of seats (which means that an increase in popular vote will not necessarily convey more seats overall). The WR has dropped which means (unfortunately) my prediction is likely more...well...likely. When WR loses a vote, it goes to the PCs.

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308 is a great site, but Eric doesn't actually conduct polls - he amalgamates them and then does his interpretation. If you read the entire history of his predictions for Alberta, you'll find he and I agree on most outcomes. The NDP vote is too concentrated and release of polls showing them in majority territory will only serve to actually get lazy, on the couch, watching Survivor PCs out to vote for their party.

The last thing you want in Alberta is for the polls to show you in the lead.

"Middle class" Albertans will not benefit from NDP policy. They will find themselves significantly poorer because of it.

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308 is a great site, but Eric doesn't actually conduct polls - he amalgamates them and then does his interpretation. If you read the entire history of his predictions for Alberta, you'll find he and I agree on most outcomes. The NDP vote is too concentrated and release of polls showing them in majority territory will only serve to actually get lazy, on the couch, watching Survivor PCs out to vote for their party.

The last thing you want in Alberta is for the polls to show you in the lead.

"Middle class" Albertans will not benefit from NDP policy. They will find themselves significantly poorer because of it.

How, precisely?

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How, precisely?

By not giving tax breaks to the wealthy, so that money can "trickle down."

It certainly is a game of poker when it comes to Alberta's economy. The large percentage of oil revenue into the province and money that filters down through the province comes to all the smaller businesses. It takes one slow down like we are seeing right now to know the effects that oil has on this province.

So...the poker game comes in when it comes to challenging these oil companies to the royalties or taxes they pay. If the government pushes then the oil companies might rethink their growth in the province and may even downsize. Then again, that may just be a bluff and the province can actually get much more.

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The strong showing outside of "leftist" Edmonton is simply an ABC movement and not necessarily a movement towards socialism.

This is still Alberta, remember.

Fear mongering about "socialism" is pretty old school, Hydraboss. Are you going to pull out the 'communists hiding under the bed' scare too? :lol:

The NDP supports a mixed economy model.

You might call it 'capitalism with a conscience'.

I call it a productive society.

Mixed economies are the societies that work best.

Canada is a mixed economy overall.

Alberta is the most unbalanced province, selling off resources and failing to reinvest sufficiently in human capital and environmental protection.

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Oh the pain is coming!

An Orange wave to hit the most least likely places in Canada will soon be upon us!

http://www.mainstreettechnologies.ca/new-government-inevitable

WWWTT

May 1st, 2015. Mainstreet Technologies final election poll of 3,143 Albertans finds the NDP leading in every region of the province with the PCs in a clear third.

It does look like a 'wave'!!

Awesome!!!

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Don't break out the champagne yet. The only poll that matters is on election day and a lot can happen between now and Tuesday.

I get that.

But look at this week's WAVE:

NDP

28%

And then

37%

And now

44%

Everybody wants to back a winner! :lol:

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Fear mongering about "socialism" is pretty old school, Hydraboss. Are you going to pull out the 'communists hiding under the bed' scare too? :lol:

The NDP supports a mixed economy model.

You might call it 'capitalism with a conscience'.

I call it a productive society.

Mixed economies are the societies that work best.

Canada is a mixed economy overall.

Alberta is the most unbalanced province, selling off resources and failing to reinvest sufficiently in human capital and environmental protection.

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Pretty much every econonmy in the word is a mixed economy and every political party supports a mixed economy but to different levels. Even the US is considered a mixed economy.

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It looks promising, but in the last election we saw support collapse for the Wildrose over the weekend before the election. Anything is possible. Though it's good to finally see the CCF returning home.

Absolutely! I will agree there seems to be a lot more resentment to the PC's this time though but I certainly wouldn't place any bets on the NDP based simply on the polls.

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I personally believe that if there is a majority NDP government in Alberta, then leaders such as Horwath, Mulcair and formerly Olivia Chow are going to be really embarrassed that their illogical move to the right was somehow the way to go.

WWWTT

Dominic Cardy in New Brunswick was embarrassed in the last election as a result of moving to the right too. Even the NB Green Party got their party leader elected and he won a seat in the provincial capital in the same riding as the legislature. Edited by cybercoma
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May 1st, 2015. Mainstreet Technologies final election poll of 3,143 Albertans finds the NDP leading in every region of the province with the PCs in a clear third.

It does look like a 'wave'!!

Awesome!!!

You are easily impressed by sketchy sources. I suggest you never, ever speak to religious recruiters on your front doorstep.

Mainstreet Technologies is owned and operated by two Liberal campaign managers and lifetime political hacks from Ontario. Don't believe you've quoted the polling equivalent of The ONION?. Check the Mainstreet Technology site for the names of their principals, and Google those.

Their numbers are worse than meaningless, they are intended to deceive and look who bit.

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Don't break out the champagne yet. The only poll that matters is on election day and a lot can happen between now and Tuesday.

Seems to me Wildrose polled high before a couple of her members made some stupid comments before the election. I think that cost her and distorted the polls IIRC.

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