Wildrose Party, led by newly elected leader Brian Jean, once again Alberta’s Official Opposition
CBC, May 5
It’s a massive shock that turns Canadian politics on its head: the NDP has won a majority government in Alberta.
“I think we might have made a little bit of history tonight,” leader Rachel Notley told her supporters Tuesday night. “Friends, I believe, that change has finally come to Alberta. New people, new ideas and a fresh start for our great province.”
The NDP won 53 ridings. Wildrose took 21 seats, while the PCs took 10. There was a tie in one Calgary riding — Calgary-Glenmore — between the PCs and NDP. A recount will take place in the next few days.
The Liberals and the Alberta Party each claimed one seat.
Notley believes the election was record-setting in terms of the number of women elected.
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“There’s no greater fortune in life than to be a Canadian and an Albertan. We are all so very, very lucky.”
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