Updated: Alberta NDP Gets Their Weasel On, Deletes Platform & Candidate Biographies From Their Website!

Wait, where did it go?

Wait, where did it go?

The results are in on Alberta’s election and it’s official, Hell has finally frozen over and the province has elected an NDP government. As expected, NDP voters are overjoyed, so much that they’ve ignored one of their most beloved issues- the first-past-the-post system has resulted in the NDP winning with less than 50% of the vote.

Curiously, less than two hours after the election closed, the Alberta NDP has now erased all of it’s candidate profiles from their website. What does this mean? One person speculated on Twitter that “Scrubbing their website on elxn night suggests they will revise their platform in light of a huge victory”.

One thing we can deduct from this weasel-like action for certain is that the Alberta NDP have a poor understanding of how the Internet works- you can’t just delete a webpage and expect it will be gone forever, there’s a wonderful site called Archive.org that’s backed-up many of the Internet’s more popular websites, the Alberta NDP’s is one of them.

So, what are the Alberta NDP trying to hide? The first step to figuring this out is to check-out the archive pages. I’ve listed them all below- please let me know if there’s anybody I missed. The first thing they deleted was their platform! If you’re curious why, here’s the archive:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423162547/http://www.albertandp.ca/platform

And here is a list of their candidate webpages:

Shaye Anderson, Leduc Beaumont:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163456/http://www.albertandp.ca/shayeanderson

Erin Babcock, Stony Plain:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163457/http://www.albertandp.ca/erinbabcock

Deron Bilous, Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423162409/http://www.albertandp.ca/deronbilous

Oneil Carlier, Whitecourt-Ste Anne:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163505/http://www.albertandp.ca/oneilcarlier

Jon Carson, Edmonton-Meadowlark:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423162439/http://www.albertandp.ca/joncarson

Joe Ceci, Calgary-Fort:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150B423163422/http://www.albertandp.ca/joececi

Michael Connolly, Calgary-Hawkwood:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163507/http://www.albertandp.ca/michaelconnolly

Craig Coolahan, Calgary-Klein:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163524/http://www.albertandp.ca/craigcoolaha

Lorne Dach, Edmonton-McClung:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163531/http://www.albertandp.ca/lornedach

Thomas Dang, Edmonton-South West:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163541/http://www.albertandp.ca/thomasdang

Deborah Drever, Calgary-Bow:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163542/http://www.albertandp.ca/deborahdrever

David Eggen, Edmonton-Calder:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423162416/http://www.albertandp.ca/davideggen

Richard Feehan, Edmonton-Rutherford:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163550/http://www.albertandp.ca/richardfeehan

Maria Fitzpatrick, Lethbridge-East:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163551/http://www.albertandp.ca/mariafitzpatrick

Kathleen Ganley, Calgary-Buffalo:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163552/http://www.albertandp.ca/kathleenganley

Nicole Goehring, Edmonton-Castle Downs:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163555/http://www.albertandp.ca/nicolegoehring

Christina Gray, Edmonton-Mill Woods:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163556/http://www.albertandp.ca/christinagray

Bruce Hinkley, Wetaskiwin-Camrose:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163607/http://www.albertandp.ca/brucehinkley

Sarah Hoffman, Edmonton-Glenora:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150402161322/http://albertandp.ca/sarahhoffman

Trevor Horne, Spruce Grove-St. Albert:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163610/http://www.albertandp.ca/trevorhorne

Debbie Jabbour, Peace River:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163615/http://www.albertandp.ca/debbiejabbour

Jamie Kleinsteuber, Calgary-Northern Hills:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163623/http://www.albertandp.ca/jamiekleinsteuber

Danielle Larivee, Lesser Slave Lake:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163628/http://www.albertandp.ca/daniellelarivee

Jessica Littlewood, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163641/http://www.albertandp.ca/jessicalittlewood

Rod Loyola, Edmonton-Ellerslie:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163643/http://www.albertandp.ca/rodloyola

Robyn Luff, Calgary-East:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163647/http://www.albertandp.ca/robynluff

Brian Malkinson, Calgary-Currie:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163708/http://www.albertandp.ca/brianmalkinson

Brian Mason, Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150402162816/http://albertandp.ca/brianmason

Ricardo Miranda, Calgary-Cross:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163742/http://www.albertandp.ca/ricardomiranda

Annie McKitrick, Sherwood Park:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163733/http://www.albertandp.ca/anniemckitrick

Stephanie McLean, Calgary-Varcity:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423162311/http://www.albertandp.ca/stephaniemclean

Karen M. McPherson, Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163420/http://www.albertandp.ca/karenmcpherson

Barb Miller, Red Deer-South:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163738/http://www.albertandp.ca/barbmiller

Chris Nielsen, Edmonton-Decore:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163757/http://www.albertandp.ca/chrisnielsen

Rachel Notley, Edmonton-Strathcona:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163421/http://www.albertandp.ca/rachelnotley

Brandy Payne, Calgary-Acadia:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163821/http://www.albertandp.ca/brandypayne

Shannon Phillips, Lethbridge-West:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163432/http://www.albertandp.ca/shannonphillips

Colin Piquette, Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163840/http://www.albertandp.ca/colinpiquette

Marie Renaud, St Albert:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163908/http://www.albertandp.ca/marierenaud

Eric Rosendahl, West Yellowhead:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163910/http://www.albertandp.ca/ericrosendahl

Irfan Sabir, Calgary-McCall:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163913/http://www.albertandp.ca/irfansabir

Marlin Schmidt, Edmonton-Gold Bar:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150402163325/http://albertandp.ca/marlinschmidt

Kim Schreiner, Red Deer-North:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163918/http://www.albertandp.ca/kimschreiner

David Shepherd, Edmonton-Centre:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163922/http://www.albertandp.ca/davidshepherd

Lori Sigurdson, Edmonton-Riverview:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163451/http://www.albertandp.ca/lorisigurdson

Graham Sucha, Calgary-Shaw:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163923/http://www.albertandp.ca/grahamsucha

Heather Sweet, Edmonton-Manning:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150402163333/http://albertandp.ca/heathersweet

Bob Turner, Calgary-Whitemud:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163936/http://www.albertandp.ca/bobturner

Bob Wanner, Medicine Hat:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163944/http://www.albertandp.ca/bobwanner

Cameron Westhead, Banff-Cochrane:
Unavailable

Denise Woollard, Edmonton-Mill Creek:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423164004/http://www.albertandp.ca/denisewoollard

Estefania Cortes-Vargas, Strathcona-Sherwood Park:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163529/http://www.albertandp.ca/estefaniacortesvargas

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    • Mike on May 6, 2015 at 08:38
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    Tried to download platform, but get this message: The machine that serves this file is down. We’re working on it. wouldnt mind keeping a copy on file for future reference.

    1. Archive.org is a great resource, but is sometimes a bit funky. Check again in a little while and it will be back up- sometimes a quick refresh will work.

        • Chris on May 7, 2015 at 15:26
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        and also here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-RwFF1QYTqES2poVHQ1dU50czA/view

    • Mel on May 6, 2015 at 11:57
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    Bob Turner is Edmonton not Calgary

    • Jen on May 6, 2015 at 12:03
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    Greg, do you have the WRP candidate’s own platform prior to the election? Just to compare both parties platform.

    Also, Unions are the NDP best friends and without a doubt in my mind their priorities come first above the general public.

  1. Thank you!

  2. Don’t forget one of the best candidates.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163558/http://www.albertandp.ca/catherineharder

    • Michelle on May 6, 2015 at 13:16
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    Leslie Mahoney Highwood

  3. If anyone has the downloaded platform could you please post it somewhere.

    • Scott on May 6, 2015 at 14:18
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    All the Wild Rose candidates are gone too. Clearly it’s a vast conspiracy!!!!’

      • R. Ed Neck on May 6, 2015 at 18:07
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      Check again Genius. See, the internet haz these things called “links”. When you click the Wild Rose candidates name, their CV shows up! Just like magic!

      • Dave on May 6, 2015 at 20:57
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      I just looked on Wild Rose website and they’ve removed only the profiles of those who didn’t get elected. I can still look at the profiles for all the elected Wild Rose MLAs.

      • Scott on May 7, 2015 at 01:19
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      http://www.wildrose.ca/candidates_and_mlas

      But the page I’m looking for can’t be found. What does it mean?!?!?

    • Matt on May 6, 2015 at 14:26
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    Copy the link and delete all before the second “http://” and all after “.pdf”

  4. updating their platform and bios to post-election language

    • Miss Street on May 6, 2015 at 17:43
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    The sky is falling! The sky is falling!! LOL

  5. I have tried to download the platform quite a few times today without success. I would REALLY like to see it. I am concerned about a party of social workers and teachers running our multi-billion dollar province. Nothing good can come from this.

  6. I lived through the mess the NDP made of Ontario and it wasn’t pretty. I want to remind the NDP here one one fact. Alberta was and is a small “c” conservative province. If you add the votes for the PC and Wildrose parties together more people voted against the NDP than for. If the NDP wants a future in this province they better not start the tax and spend of other NDP socialist governments or they will have a one term run.

      • Jen on May 7, 2015 at 11:09
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      One term? Probably less, that is, after the general public find themselves with pink slips and no jobs.

    • George on May 6, 2015 at 20:41
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    What?!?! They deleted their campaign pages after the campaign ended?! I’ll bet the sneaky buggers take away all those signs on the side of the streets too! Outrageous!

      • awesomenyss on May 7, 2015 at 00:52
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      You are my favourite

  7. Nice to see the young folks comments . There is no honor amongst thieves and politics like hockey is a nasty business . Hang on for some turbulent and frustrating times . Heck my new MLA does not even live in the constituency .

  8. For hours now I’ve been straining to get someone to at least put a re-direct in. Nothing but “Page not found” even for “Meet Rachel!” … which is just sad. (Disheartening, really … 80/20 sloppy … sad.)

    Someone responsible didn’t realize that this day more than any other folk would be pinging the site?!
    What I find frustrating: the sort of disinterested contempt I’ve been trying to deal with my whole career … and I just turned 61 yesterday.

    Doing the right thing well … why are yuppies refractory to that concept?

    –@hfx_ben

    • Bear on May 6, 2015 at 22:36
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    According to Elections Alberta poll results the NDP garnered 53 seats representing 41% of the popular vote, and the turnout of voters was 58.1%. According to Globalnews.ca this provincial election saw the highest voter turnout in 22 years. In 2012 the PCs managed only 43.9% of the vote (and 61 seats) with a lower voter turnout of 54%. It seems to me that the NDP (23.8% of total voters in 2015) have a larger mandate than the PCs (23.7% of total voters in 2012)

    • G Brooke Carter on May 7, 2015 at 00:53
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    Tried to find Facebook page of Deborah Drever, and it’s GONE! including pics of her in Hemp shop….so much for openness and transparency!!!!!

    • Kevin on May 7, 2015 at 08:17
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    Tristan Turner-Barrhead, Morinville, Westlock was not successful in being voted in or making your list.

    • Monique on May 7, 2015 at 09:50
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    Bio for Cam Westhead – Banff-Cochrane

    https://web.archive.org/web/20150423163953/http://www.albertandp.ca/camwesthead

    • Jen on May 7, 2015 at 10:55
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    I have see only Rachel Notley signs every where and not the name of the representatives representing the riding. In fact, one of the supposed ndp representative’s name in my riding was up then taken down later for Rachel Notley namesake sign. Yet other parties had their representative’s name up.

    One thing for sure, corporations and small businesses will not be subjected to the whims and dictatorship from the NDP and their unions.

    • Jamie on May 7, 2015 at 16:48
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    Thanks for the info, I was watching the platform and statements while in Victoria.
    When I got home to Calgary, they had won. So, thought I had better get a copy of the platform to see what we are looking at in more detail. Gone, yes, all gone and absolutly “no accountability”. Very bad, this is Big Boy Governence. I am concerned, it appears to be a similar mismanagement and sloppy “we don’t have to do that” style as the U.S. Democrate Representatives comminly display. They had better clearly remember; they are all Civil Servants to the public under the laws of the Province of Alberta.

    • v on May 7, 2015 at 21:10
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    i’m quite conservative person, but never would support PC or such. i was born and raised in Eastern Europe under the “leadership” of communists and believe me, i hate them like no one of you. after 5 years of Western Europe and last 20 years here in AB, i found plenty of resemblances between communist system and system which were built here by PC. difference only that one on far left flank, other on far right but methods and values pretty much similar.

    • Jen on May 16, 2015 at 11:31
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    Former Albertan concerned about new NDP government

    http://eedition.leducrep.com/doc/Leduc-Representative/leduc_representative-0515/2015051401/9.html#8

    Unfortunately for those who don’t have adobe setup may encounter a problem….. or not.

    • Jen on May 18, 2015 at 12:16
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    Since Canadians who pay union dues to political parties in this case , NDP – a party most of the hard workers have no affiliation with- BEWARE! The NDP are protected by unions. Also remember, the NDP have voted against many bills that was for the Aboriginal people; particularly marital rights for the women to own property.

    Thomas Mulcair called our oil sands ‘Dutch Disease’ yet he has said nothing to unions that invest in the Dutch Disease oil sands. Thomas Mulcair and the NDP will sooner take from you to give to their union pals before giving to you.

    Frankly peaking, the NDP are a party for the big shot union bosses than they are for the little guy who are made to pay dues that ends up paying for like: the occupiers etch. Check out where your money is being spent by your union boss. For those who have lost their jobs, contact your union boss for your dues to sustain you during the days. It is your money ( dues).

    Election 2015- the NDP

    http://www.usw.ca/community/political/issues?id=0024

    • Pete on May 18, 2015 at 22:48
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    My guess is the extra 2% she is charging me because I work 12 hours a day every day won’t be enough to fulfill all the promises she made to the public unions. I’m betting she calculated her socialist plan based on last years “top 10% of earners”. To bad she insulted the very corporations who pay the bulk of those excellent wages and they in turn will punish the NDP by taking their investments else where, the big players are all global players. Can hardly wait to see the “green energy” plan she has come up with. I witnessed Ontario’s Liberals attempt at going green and the only green it produced was foreign owned corporations taking tax payer back to their own countries. Instead of having the most successful economy in Canada we could take Ontario’s spot as the most expensive electric bills in North America.

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