It was a massive and decisive win for Jason Kenney's United Conservative party last night in Alberta’s eagerly awaited provincial election.
Alberta is back to blue — except for Edmonton, a place the late, great Ralph Klein once described as “a fine city with too many socialists and mosquitoes.” After last night, the capital city and the seat of government remains a progressive wasteland, save for one lonely UCP seat.
I don’t know who is more devastated to hear the words “Premier-designate, Jason Kenny”: The newly unemployed and remarkably under-qualified former NDP MLAs and hangers-on, or the mainstream media who worked so hard to scuttle Jason Kenny’s campaign.
But Notley’s near wipe-out wasn't the only thing breaking the hearts of the media party and the progressive left. They absolutely hated to see the Rebel reporting live from UCP headquarters in Calgary.
That’s where we recorded tonight’s show, right after our live stream with Ezra wrapped.
Keean and I pulled our friend, William McBeath from Save Calgary out of the crowd to talk about some of the surprises of the night and some predictions for the future.