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:
Elections Alberta – your first stop for everything related to voting and elections in Alberta.