I spoke to Tom Flanagan at the MNC 2012 and I said that I thought the Wild Rose would need a two election strategy for victory. Tom said maybe. I must say I started believing the pollsters and my own wishful thinking. I am disappointed that My friend Danielle is not premier of Alberta, but she and the Wild Rose will be a strong Opposition. Oppositions do matter. The Wild Rose will be pushing the pc's back to the right. They will demand more fiscal restraint and more conservative policies. It should be an interesting 4 years. Congratulations to Premier Alison Redford, Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition Danielle Smith and all the winning candidates.
For the first time in 91 years, the liberals have won an election in Alberta.
Yeah, sure, the name of the party that won a majority of seats last night is actually called the Progressive Conservative Party. But make no mistake, Alison Redford won last night’s election in much the same way she won the leadership of the PC party. She appealed to both big and small-L liberals to back her. Her strategy worked, obviously.
Big public sector unions, like the members of the Alberta Federation of Labour, took out ads and robocalled much of the province urging all “progressive Albertans” to keep the Wildrose Party out by voting strategically for the PCs.
During the last provincial election, the AFL urged its members to vote NDP. My, how things change.