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Alberta 2015 General Election Political Party Platform Comparisons

Many people are looking for a site comparing the platforms of the political parties contesting the upcoming Alberta provincial election (5 May 2015).

This blog cannot engage in a discussion of the policies of political parties, either at the provincial or federal level. However, it can refer you to other sites that can do that, and more. This page will be updated as needed more information becomes available, so check back regularly.

On Government Formation

With the possibility of a hung parliament looming, it is important to understand how government formation works in Westminster parliamentary democracies. Aaron Wherry has produced an excellent guide which you can read here. While Wherry is discussing the possible outcomes of a federal election, the same conventions apply at the provincial level.

Alberta Political Party Platform comparisons

Vote Compass – Alberta Votes 2015: Vote Compass is an educational tool developed by political scientists. Answer a short series of questions to discover how you fit in the Alberta political landscape.

ab politics.ca has a helpful comparison of party positions on key issues.

Edmonton Journal’s 2015 Election Platform Tracker.

Globe and Mail: Where the Parties stand.

Note: to fully compare the party platforms, your best option is still to read each party’s manifesto, available on their website:

Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta
Wildrose Party
Alberta Liberal Party
Alberta NDP
Alberta Party
Green Party of Alberta

Other Resources

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  • Tyler

    Another informative website!! http://www.abpolitics.ca/

    • http://thoughtundermined.com Radical Centrist

      Thanks! Have added a link to the site’s Party Stances page. That’s what most people are looking for — platform comparisons.

  • Kayle

    PC platform is now up, NDP now the only one with no info. However, Liberals only have their policy book available, so party platform will be replacing that when it’s made public.

    • http://thoughtundermined.com Radical Centrist

      Thank you for that update! I’ve made the change in the post.

      • Kayle

        No problem, and as of now ALL party platforms are up and party stances are all updated as well. Thank you.

  • FTP

    There should be a category called budget to bring together all of the spending and the funding sources – principally taxes of course. This would allow readers to assess the economic feasibility of the party stances.

    • http://thoughtundermined.com Radical Centrist

      In a perfect world…

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