Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Election musings

By Helge Nome

The Alberta election is now in the bag and the Progressive Conservative Party under Alison Redford continues to reign. What's their secret? They have "morphed", changing with a population that is increasingly urban and shifting towards the center of the political spectrum.

The much touted Wildrose Party under leader Danielle Smith, holding on to tested and true conservative values, for the most part, ended up doing well in the bush but loosing out in the growing cities of Alberta. So the election outcome reflects the demographic shift in Alberta towards an urban society.

It is pretty straight forward,  really.

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