I will leave the political analysis to the experts. I voted. I’m quite pleased with the results.

Meanwhile, in Ottawa…

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  1. Martin Penwald October 21, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Mooouais … Alberta voted massively for the cons. So it is pretty clear that the next provincial election, whatever good will the Notley governement do, the NDP is out and the cons are back for 40 (forty !) years. It is so discouraging.

    1. Zhu October 21, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      I know, I know…

  2. Holly October 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I know! It is definitely a lasting buzz!

    1. Zhu October 22, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      It’s our welcome to you 😉

  3. Alan October 22, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Many people in the West vote NDP provincially and Conservative federally. They are known as Red Tories and are left-wing Conservatives. It is quite possible that Alberta will remain NDP in the next election, especially if the right-wing remains divided between Wild Rose and Progressive Conservative.

    Saskatchewan, which had the first socialist government in North America, still votes mostly Conservative federally but could easily turn NDP in the next provincial election.

    I was happy to see an increased voter turnout. My NDP candidate won by only 143 votes. If you don’t vote you can’t complain.

    1. Zhu October 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      I agree, I thought the voter turnout was impressive. I know relatively little about the West… it’s funny how “regional” we get in Canada. Admittedly, it’s a huge and diverse country but it’s funny to realize I don’t know much about the mindset in Alberta, Sask. or BC.

    2. Martin Penwald October 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      I am not very optimistic about the reelection of NDP in Alberta. The Notley government should then pass necessary but unpopular measures to repair the idiocies of the cons. Rise taxes, and, for example, create a sale taxe. Even at 4 or 5%, it will be lower than in other provinces and will give the province budget a small help, considering oil revenues aren’t reliable.

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