My newest article yesterday weighed in on the Alberta election and posed the question, "Could Alberta Vote Socialist?"
The answer is yes. Tonight, the people of Canada's most conservative province have elected an NDP majority government and thus ended the Tories' 44-year reign in power. That reign was the longest in Canadian history.
The NDP have been elected or are leading in 54 of the 87 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The Wildrose Party remains the Official Opposition have been elected or are leading in 20 seats.
The Tories, who won 61 seats in the 2012 election, have been reduced to 11 seats. It's their worst showing since 1967.
Meanwhile, the Liberals and the Alberta Party are leading in one seat apiece.
Rachel Notley will become Alberta's 17th Premier.
To give Americans an idea of how shocking the election of an NDP government in Alberta is; I am tempted to liken to the election of an African-American President. But even that wouldn't do it justice.