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Conservative Values

Socialist Alberta? Hardly. NDP surge has absolutely nothing to do with ideology

Let's play "what if," shall we? What if Rachel Notley's New Democrats are, in fact, poised to take power in Alberta, ending nearly 44 years of consecutive Conservative rule? What if the polls are accurate, this time?

What if, for Premier Jim Prentice and his government, it's all over but the crying?

Would these truly be - as the Progressive Conservative war room was busily imputing Saturday evening on Twitter - the End Times? Will the ghosts of Trotsky, Lenin, Stalin and Hugo Chavez come cantering into Edmonton at Notley's back, each mounted on a pale horse? Further, to spin this out a bit, could a Notley victory lay the table for an even more transformative federal NDP breakthrough in the West?

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