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Former federal cabinet minister to be sworn in as Edmonton's first mayor of colour

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Edmonton’s first racialized mayor and a diverse city council are to be sworn in this afternoon.

Amarjeet Sohi, an immigrant from India and a former federal Liberal cabinet minister, won the municipal election last week.

He will lead the capital’s most diverse council yet.

Eight of the 13 council members are women and four are people of colour.

Sohi says in a statement that he is excited for the ceremony, which will abide with all public health orders related to COVID-19.

Edmonton’s council will have its first meeting following the swearing-in ceremony.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2021.

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Albertans vote to keep flipping the clock back and forth by the closest of margins – Referendum Results are in

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Elections Alberta has released the official results for the 2021 Alberta Senate Election and Referendum Vote on Equalization and Daylight Saving Time.

The Senate Election and Referendum Vote took place on October 18, 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections. Municipalities throughout the province conducted the vote and completed the unofficial count of ballots.

On October 26, 2021, Elections Alberta completed the Official Tabulation of Results.

Senate Election

The Chief Electoral Officer has declared elected, as Senate Nominees, the following three candidates that received the highest number of votes:

  • Pam Davidson, Conservative Party of Canada
  • Erika Barootes, Conservative Party of Canada
  • Mykhailo Martyniouk, Conservative Party of Canada

Referendum Vote: Equalization

The referendum question on Equalization asked electors:

Should section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 – Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments – be removed from the constitution?

Electors could vote “yes” or “no” on the question.

The Chief Electoral Officer has announced the following results for the referendum:

  • “Yes” – 642,501 votes, representing 61.7% of valid ballots cast
  • “No” – 399,169 votes, representing 38.3% of valid ballots cast

Referendum Vote: Daylight Saving Time

The referendum question on Daylight Saving Time asked electors:

Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?

Electors could vote “yes” or “no” on the question.

The Chief Electoral Officer has announced the following results for the referendum:

  • “Yes” – 531,782 votes, representing 49.8% of valid ballots cast
  • “No” – 536,874 votes, representing 50.2% of valid ballots cast

Results Available

The provincial vote totals, as well as the votes reported from each municipality, are now available at www.elections.ab.ca.

Elections Alberta is an independent non-partisan office of the Legislative Assembly responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.

 

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