Right-wing victory in Canada's Alberta may spell trouble for Trudeau
By Editor - Wed Apr 17, 8:27 am
The United Conservative Party (UCP) trounced the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) government by tapping into frustration over the economy and a struggling oil and gas industry. “Alberta is open for business!” UCP leader Jason Kenney said in his victory speech in Calgary on Tuesday. “Albertans have elected a government obsessed with getting Albertans back to work.” Kenney, who had dominated in polls in the lead-up to the vote, promised to defend Albertans against Trudeau and the federal government who, he said, were taking advantage of the province and its oil and gas.
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