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Edmonton Election Update

Edmonton Election Update: Sept. 27, 2017

By Mack Male

Welcome to our eighth roundup of election-related news and links. We'll be publishing this kind of collection regularly right through to Election Day, which is Oct. 16, 2017. We hope you find it useful, and welcome any feedback or tips you might have.

A new tool to help you navigate the election

This week, we're excited to share our new election microsite with you! Use it to see who's running, which forums and other events are coming up, and to learn more about each ward.

We'll continue adding new features in the days ahead, so stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook profiles for the latest updates. Be sure to bookmark the site for our Election Night results dashboard!

Visit the Election Microsite


  • Candidate forums are now underway throughout the city. If you missed one, you can watch the archived video online.
  • Due to the large number of challengers, the first mayoral forum was instead an introduction session, in which each candidate had four minutes to address the crowd. Elise Stolte recapped the session here. CBC caught some hot mic comments before the session started.
  • From Paige Parsons, here's a recap of the Ward 1 forum that took place on Monday night. "Infill and the west LRT line were popular talking points, and strong feelings about bike lanes emerged when a question about growing cycling ridership in the city was posed."
  • Emma Graney covered Monday night's Ward 2 forum, which had about 50 people in attendance. "Although polite, candidates often seemed at odds with one another during the forum, particularly when it came to the separated bike lanes downtown."

The first mayoral forum took place on Sept. 26 at the Shaw Conference Centre.


School Boards

Other updates


You can find an up-to-date listing of election-related events at our new #yegvote site! Here's what's coming up:
Have an election-related tip for us? Let us know by email, or share it on Twitter with the #yegvote hashtag and tag us @taprootyeg.

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