May 05, 2015

Election Day in Alberta could be the end of a dynasty

Marc PatroneRebel Commentator
 

Albertans have heard from the candidates and now it's time to render a verdict.



In one of the most eagerly anticipated provincial elections in recent Alberta history, voters will decide whether there is still life in the 44 year old PC dynasty.

Polls through out the campaign have suggested Albertans are fed up with a combination of scandal, cronyism, flipflops, proposed tax hikes and the failure to prepare for the drop in oil prices which hammered the provincial treasury.

The surge in popularity by the NDP is threatening to topple the dynasty and with Wildrose running a solid second outside Edmonton, Albertans could wake up to a very different political landscape tomorrow morning.
         
PCs are counting on polls being wrong as they were in 2012 when many predicted a Wildrose victory.
         
Albertans will know for sure when the ballots are counted.

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commented 2015-05-05 20:24:29 -0400
@ Ron – Yea, I certainly can understand not wanting to vote where there does not seem to be any good options. But for some reason I always remember from my youth, whether it was true or not I do not know, but that the Russians lost their democracy to communism because they did not vote. Apathy. I am not sure that was what really happened, but it always stuck with me and I decided at that point in my life (quite young) that it was better to vote for the “least bad party” than to not vote at all.
commented 2015-05-05 18:22:26 -0400
I never usually vote Peter as I feel there no real choice provincially or federally. I had only moved to Alberta within the last year and there seems to be a good choice indeed. It only took the cordial staff 2 minutes to register me. My daughter came and experienced voting for the first time.
commented 2015-05-05 17:21:52 -0400
Seems funny to see an Albert NDP ad as the top advertising banner on theRebel. Not that I care and I applaud theRebel for getting the advertising they need, it just seems odd that the NDP would actually want advertise on a site that is actively hostile to it.

Hope they do not win the election today.

Wildrose all the way!
commented 2015-05-05 17:05:23 -0400
Hey Jimbo – Kim Campbell could not have done it better. Good luck in the unemployment line.
commented 2015-05-05 16:27:25 -0400
Hasta la vista, PC party!
commented 2015-05-05 16:24:40 -0400
This election may be the final death knell in the reliability of polls in Canada. At best one can look at them as a trend but can’t rely on their outcome. I really don’t believe 42% of Albertans are about to throw in for the NDP.
commented 2015-05-05 16:14:37 -0400
Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me! I don’t think albertas will be suckered again by the PC (Dynasty) party. But what will they choose?
commented 2015-05-05 14:41:47 -0400
Did my part, voted Wildrose personally and family members as well. Have to wait and see…
commented 2015-05-05 14:36:38 -0400
Let’s hope it’s the end of the PC dynasty. That said, I’d choose the PCs over the NDP any day. We don’t want our province destroyed by people who have no understanding of business or economics.