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Alberta Election 2012: Continuity or Seismic Shift?

Professor David Rayside, Jerry Sabin and I have put together a panel on the recent Alberta election. The discussion will take place on Monday, May 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 in Sidney Smith Hall at University of Toronto, room 3130.

The Alberta election produced a surprising victory for incumbent Progressive Conservative Premier Alison Redford despite all polls prior to the vote predicting a majority government for the Wildrose Alliance and its leader Danielle Smith.

The panel will generate a lively discussion on what the election results mean for the future of the province, its links with the rest of Canada, and the public opinion industry. In addition to our work exploring the role of faith in Alberta party politics, Professor Chris Cochrane will present on the perils of election prediction, and Gregory Eady and Yannick Dufresne will share their findings from the Alberta Vote Compass project.

I hope to see you there!