Tuesday night’s election result in Alberta is widely regarded as a stunning alteration of Canada’s political status quo. And there’s no debating it is exactly that.
But earthquakes happen in the usual way. A plate far beneath the surface wants to move in one direction and another plate stubbornly holds it in place until the first plate slides free. And things rumble and there is upheaval and sometimes destruction.
But the sun comes up the next day. People pick up the pieces and move on, or move forward. And that is precisely what will happen in Alberta.
Four decades of Conservative rule was tough to move but it was going to happen eventually. It always does. You can look it up. Things change everywhere.
And on Tuesday, Alberta was the most conservative jurisdiction in Canada and today . . . Well, today, it still is. Continue reading