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3 hrs ago | Madison Publishing

Tories win both Alberta byelections, but Liberals gain ground

The federal Conservatives' foothold on Alberta held firm on Monday, with maybe just a toe slipping off the perch in the riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Boise Weekly

Expert: Environmental Impact of Alberta Tar Sands 'Horrible'

The four-seat plane we've hired circles one of the factory complexes owned by Suncor, one of the world's largest processors of bitumen, a gooey crude oil found in subterranean deposits mixed with water, sand and clay.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Western Wheel

Voter turnout in Macleod reaches unexpected lows

Hopes weren't high to start with for large turnout at the polls at the June 30 federal byelection, however, the result was even lower than anticipated, with less than 20 per cent of voters casting a ballot in the Macleod riding.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Summer no silly season for Trudeau

The political barbecue season opened the 2015 federal election window this weekend with the Liberals basking in 14 months of buoyant byelection, poll and fundraising numbers.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Peak performance

As a little boy, Ian Fish would lie, frightened, in a plastic oxygen tent, while his mother reached into its zippered opening to hold his hand.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Harper roasts Trudeau at annual Stampede barbecue

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was his own Conservative attack ad Saturday night, launching a scathing critique of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in front of an enthusiastic partisan crowd.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

680News

Trudeau says Liberal message getting through in true-blue Alberta

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau introduces his son Xavier to Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Calgary Stampede on July 4, 2014.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Globe and Mail

By-election winds favour the Liberals

Authorship is contested, but the line remains a clever description for safe Conservative ridings where "you can run a yellow dog and still win."

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Examiner.com

The Liberal Surge in Alberta Doesn't Exist

Partisan Liberals in Alberta have been trying hard -- trying very hard -- to spin the results of the June 30 byelections as evidence of a Liberal surge in the province.

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The Hill Times

Trudeau has 'good shot' at being Prime Minister Harper's main...

The surge of Liberal Party support in four federal byelections on Monday includes signs of a dramatic recovery from an unprecedented 2011 plunge in Alberta that - combined with the two byelection sweeps in Toronto - should make Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau "pleased as punch," leading Conservative pundit Tim Powers says.

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Times-Herald

Liewicki Leaks: Miserable voter turnout continues

Adding more fuel to my fire were Monday's abysmal voter turnout numbers in a quartet of federal by-elections - two in Ontario and two in Alberta.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Journal-Pioneer

Trudeau building momentum after byelection wins

Local issues and local candidates can dominate, timing can drain much of their importance, their detachment from a general election can make the results an anomaly.

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Canada.com

Liberals the winners in Fort McMurray-Athabasca byelection, professor says

A narrow Conservative victory in the Fort McMurray-Athabasca byelection on Monday could suggest the Liberal party's messaging has been effective in the northern riding.

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Globe and Mail

By-elections see record low voter turnout in Alberta, higher numbers in Toronto area

Conservative candidate John Barlow celebrates his victory in the federal by-election in the Macleod riding in High River, Alta., Monday, June 30, 2014.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Bloomberg

Trudeau's Liberals Gain in Votes to Fill Canada Vacancies

Canada 's Liberal Party gained a seat and boosted its share of the vote in four special elections held to fill Parliamentary vacancies, gaining support at the expense of both the ruling Conservatives and main opposition New Democratic Party ahead of next year's general election.

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Edmonton Journal

Conservative candidate wins the Fort McMurray-Athabasca byelection

Before we say Sam Gagner didn't pan out with the Edmonton Oilers, now that he's been traded to Tampa for Teddy Purcell then quickly off-loaded to Arizona for a 2015 stocking-stuffer draft pick in a cap move, who failed who here? Along the Clearwater River in Fort McMurray, condos are being built to support the ever increasing number of people ... (more)

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Canada NewsWire

McDaniel brought fresh ideas to Fort McMurray by-election

McDaniel campaigned for reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker program and challenged "I'm so proud of Lori's campaign.

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CBC News

Ontario, Alberta byelections test appetite for change

Voters in four federal ridings go to the polls today in byelection races in rural Alberta and the City of Toronto.

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The Toronto Star

Final push to get out in the vote Toronto, Alberta byelections

OTTAWA–Federal parties are making their final push to get out the vote in four federal byelections today, where observers expect the Canada Day weekend and voter fatigue could be factors in voter turnout.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

The London Free Press

Akin: Monday's byelections? Bet on red.

Justin Trudeau's Liberals are set to have a very good Canada Day holiday, as they celebrate what are likely to be strong showings in at least three of four byelections to be held Monday.

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