We have a plethora of parties in this province: Progressive Conservative, Liberal, New Democrats, Alberta Party, and the surging Wildrose. The PCs are the ones who’ve been leading the province for a generation but their stranglehold on the reins of Alberta’s Government is slipping. For weeks now, the Wild Rose party has been steadily increasing in popularity (if the polls are to be believed) and is now being proclaimed by many as the likely winner. From the sounds of it though, t is likely that neither of the two leading parties, the Wild Rose and the PCs, will win enough seats to form a majority government.
|Polling Place by Chealon (via Flickr)|
For the first time in many Albertans’ lives, people are getting excited about and involved in the political discussion. While it doesn’t exactly rival American politics, there’s something to be said for a campaign that doesn’t drag on for 2 or 3 years. Advance polling stations were busier than expected; here’s hoping that translates into a great turnout for voters today. I’m going after work to mark my “X” and hope that you all will too.