Thursday, May 07, 2015

New column day

Here, on how the rise of Rachel Notley's NDP serves largely to bring Alberta's political system into step with those of its regional neighbours.

For further reading...
- Murray Mandryk had previously pointed out why we should be cautious about reading too much into the Alberta results. But the most important distinction looks to be that Saskatchewan is currently functioning as a pure two-party system - so the support level which won Rachel Notley a resounding majority would leave the NDP on Saskatchewan's opposition benches.
- Dan Arnold and Andrew Coyne both confirm that a progressive victory in Alberta shouldn't be too much of a surprise.
- Finally, Jeremy Nuttall examines how the NDP's win may affect the federal political scene, while Tim Harper and Chantal Hebert also weigh in.

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