So, nothing ever happens on the Canadian political scene, eh? Wrong!
Alberta had its provincial elections on April 23rd, and surprise, surprise, the polls suggested that a new party called the Wildrose Party was going to form the government. People went to the polls, and not only Wildrose didn't win, the Progressive Conservatives won a very comfortable majority with a solid percentage of the popular vote, so that says a lot about how discreet Canadians are, eh!
Just to put it in perspective... the PC of Alberta is pretty much what's left of the old federal PC party that went from majority government to 2 seats after the Meech Lake Accord failure (a plan to get Quebec to sign the Canadian constitution). Wildrose is the provincial spin-off of the federal Conservative Party currently forming the government.
There are still no videos in YouTube, so this short video with a post-election commentary will give you the generalities. And these are the highlights from the Huff.
Political position relative to American parties:
PC [Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta] probably sits to the left of American Democrats
So, in the spirit of understanding why nothing ever happens in Canada, politically speaking that is, I invite you to ask questions about why, who, what, when and how in this thread. I'll try to answer to the best of my abilities. I'd be fair by not trying to distort the facts with my own ideologies, while hoping other fellow Canadians here drop their own toonies, since very soon we won't have any pennies to call cents.
This post has been edited by Olive: Wed Apr 25, 2012 01:42 PM