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:
And here is a list of their candidate webpages:
Shaye Anderson, Leduc Beaumont:
Erin Babcock, Stony Plain:
Deron Bilous, Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview:
Oneil Carlier, Whitecourt-Ste Anne:
Jon Carson, Edmonton-Meadowlark:
Joe Ceci, Calgary-Fort:
Michael Connolly, Calgary-Hawkwood:
Craig Coolahan, Calgary-Klein:
Lorne Dach, Edmonton-McClung:
Thomas Dang, Edmonton-South West:
Deborah Drever, Calgary-Bow:
David Eggen, Edmonton-Calder:
Richard Feehan, Edmonton-Rutherford:
Maria Fitzpatrick, Lethbridge-East:
Kathleen Ganley, Calgary-Buffalo:
Nicole Goehring, Edmonton-Castle Downs:
Christina Gray, Edmonton-Mill Woods:
Bruce Hinkley, Wetaskiwin-Camrose:
Sarah Hoffman, Edmonton-Glenora:
Trevor Horne, Spruce Grove-St. Albert:
Debbie Jabbour, Peace River:
Jamie Kleinsteuber, Calgary-Northern Hills:
Danielle Larivee, Lesser Slave Lake:
Jessica Littlewood, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville:
Rod Loyola, Edmonton-Ellerslie:
Robyn Luff, Calgary-East:
Brian Malkinson, Calgary-Currie:
Brian Mason, Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood:
Ricardo Miranda, Calgary-Cross:
Annie McKitrick, Sherwood Park:
Stephanie McLean, Calgary-Varcity:
Karen M. McPherson, Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill:
Barb Miller, Red Deer-South:
Chris Nielsen, Edmonton-Decore:
Rachel Notley, Edmonton-Strathcona:
Brandy Payne, Calgary-Acadia:
Shannon Phillips, Lethbridge-West:
Colin Piquette, Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater:
Marie Renaud, St Albert:
Eric Rosendahl, West Yellowhead:
Irfan Sabir, Calgary-McCall:
Marlin Schmidt, Edmonton-Gold Bar:
Kim Schreiner, Red Deer-North:
David Shepherd, Edmonton-Centre:
Lori Sigurdson, Edmonton-Riverview:
Graham Sucha, Calgary-Shaw:
Heather Sweet, Edmonton-Manning:
Bob Turner, Calgary-Whitemud:
Bob Wanner, Medicine Hat:
Cameron Westhead, Banff-Cochrane:
Denise Woollard, Edmonton-Mill Creek:
Estefania Cortes-Vargas, Strathcona-Sherwood Park:
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.
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.
Full platform PDF can be found here: http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/themes/5538f80701925b5033000001/attachments/original/1430004338/Alberta_NDP_Platform_2015.pdf?1430004338
and also here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-RwFF1QYTqES2poVHQ1dU50czA/view
Bob Turner is Edmonton not Calgary
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.
Don’t forget one of the best candidates.
Leslie Mahoney Highwood
Follow this link to the pdf and download from there. http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/themes/5532a70aebad640927000001/attachments/original/1429634829/Alberta_NDP_Platform_2015.pdf?1429634829
If anyone has the downloaded platform could you please post it somewhere.
All the Wild Rose candidates are gone too. Clearly it’s a vast conspiracy!!!!’
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!
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.
But the page I’m looking for can’t be found. What does it mean?!?!?
Copy the link and delete all before the second “http://” and all after “.pdf”
updating their platform and bios to post-election language
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!! LOL
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.
Calgary-Bow MLA Deborah Drever is still in school and rocks a mean party face smoking and drinking, pro Pot sweaters and flipping the bird to the Canadian Flag….ahhh a true patriot…
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.
One term? Probably less, that is, after the general public find themselves with pink slips and no jobs.
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!
You are my favourite
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 .
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?
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)
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!!!!!
Tristan Turner-Barrhead, Morinville, Westlock was not successful in being voted in or making your list.
Bio for Cam Westhead – Banff-Cochrane
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.
Maybe this link will work:
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.
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.
Former Albertan concerned about new NDP government
Unfortunately for those who don’t have adobe setup may encounter a problem….. or not.
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
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.