Alberta Election 2015 Wrap-up

The 2015 Alberta Election was a historic one for the NDP, winning 53 of the Legislature’s 87 seats to form their first government in the province’s history.

It was a different story in Lloydminster, re-electing PC MLA Richard Starke to his second term. I caught up with each of the candidates following the election.

NOTE: I apologize if questions in the scrum with Starke can’t be heard. It was recorded during the party at his election headquarters.

PC MLA Richard Starke

Wildrose candidate Danny Hozack

NDP candidate Saba Mossagizi

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Alberta Election Update

On the eve of the Election in Alberta, here’s a recap of the happenings in Lloydminster.

Brian Jean wins Wildrose Leadership

I had a chance to talk to the newly-minted leader Brian Jean shortly after he won the leadership of the Wildrose Party. Here is our full conversation.

 

Danny Hozack nominated as Wildrose Candidate in Lloydminster-Vermilion

Shortly after the calling of the election, Danny Hozack was nominated as the candidate for the party in the riding. Here is our conversation after his acclamation.

 

Richard Starke hosts “Young Professionals Event”

PC candidate and incumbent MLA Richard Starke hosted a Young Professionals Event early in his campaign. I had a chance to scrum with him on how his early campaign was going.

 

Danny Hozack opens campaign headquarters

Wildrose candidate Danny Hozack opened a new office for his campaign at the north end of Lloydminster. I scrummed with him on how things were going.

 

Lloydminster All-Candidates Forum

Lloydminster’s All-Candidates Forum allowed all of us a chance to hear from all three electoral candidates. I scrummed with each of them following their comments.

PC candidate Richard Starke:

 

Wildrose candidate Danny Hozack:

 

NDP candidate Saba Mossagizi:

 

The vote is set to take place Tuesday, May 5th.

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Wildrose Party Leadership Race

Cypress РMedicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes, former MP for Fort MacMurray Brian Jean and former mayor of Strathcona Conuty Linda Osinchuk go to the party convention today to determine who is named the new leader of the party. I had a chance to interview Drew Barnes when he came to Kitscoty on his campaign, and Brian Jean when he met with party members in Lloydminster. The unedited audio of both of those interviews are below. Linda Osinchuk never campaigned in Lloydminster.

 

Drew Barnes:

Brian Jean:

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Colleen Young elected Saskatchewan MLA of Lloydminster

Saskatchewan Party candidate in the Lloydminster by-election Colleen Young has been elected to the office of MLA. I was in a scrum with Colleen Young, runner-up from the NDP Wayne Byers, and NDP Party Leader Cam Broten after the results came in. Portions of the scrums were used on-air.

Scrum with Colleen Young:

 

Scrum with Wayne Byers:

 

Scrum with Cam Broten:

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Interview with the Green Party’s Luke Bonsan and Victor Lau

Saskatchewan Green Party candidate in the Lloydminster by-election Luke Bonsan and party Leader Victor Lau stopped by the Goat’s offices for an interview as the campaign entered its final days. We talk about many plans the party has, including increasing oil and gas royalty rates in the province, and relocating the railway in Lloydminster.

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Interview with Wayne Byers and Cam Broten

Saskatchewan NDP candidate in the Lloydminster by-election Wayne Byers invited party leader Cam Broten to Lloydminster to help him campaign. They both stopped in at The Goat for an interview, which was used in yesterday’s newscasts. Here is the full, unedited version of that interview.

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Interview with Premier Brad Wall

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall called a by-election for the constituency of Lloydminster after Tim McMillan’s unexpected resignation. Wall called me at the Goat Newsroom for an interview about the upcoming by-election. Here is that interview in its entirety.

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