Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Alberta Conservative Dynasty Falls

The 44 year stranglehold that the Conservative Party held on the oil rich province of Alberta fell last night as the people, tired of decades of scandals and self serving government voted overwhelmingly for Rachael Notley's New Democratic Party, giving them 53 of the province's 87 seats. The Conservatives fell from first place to third in the six party province and their leader, Jim Prentice immediately took to the stage and resigned from his leadership, his seat and politics altogether in one sentence.

Notley clearly stated before the election that if elected, her government would stop both the Northern Gateway and the Keystone XL pipelines.

Last night the 99% had something to tell the 1% and they said it loud and clear!

The campaign manager was our old friend Gerry Scott who anyone with connections to Terrace, BC back in the 70's and 80's will remember. Good job Gerry, we're proud of you!


  1. The one time I voted for the NDP was when Bob Rae was running in Ontario. They "clearly stated before the election that if elected" they would institute government auto insurance. He won, and promptly abandoned the idea of public auto insurance. It left a sour taste in my mouth that I haven't been able to get rid of.

    It'll be interesting to see if the Alberta NDP are a one hit wonder like the NDP were in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

    1. Yes, Rae wasn't that great. But don't forget he later changed to the Liberal Party, which he had belonged to before joining the NDP, as he found his political stance wasn't really NDP after all. So you really can't judge the NDP by Rae.

      And congrats to Alberta.

    2. As Spotted Dog says, Bob Rae was never an NDPer, he was a Liberal opportunist right from the start. I have an hilarious story of one evening in the Ottawa Press Club with Bob and Jim Fulton, MP for Skeena.

  2. Unfortunately the 1 % tend to get even on the backs of the 99. It will be interesting to see how things wash out in Alberta over the next few years.