Rachel Notley, Alberta premier-designate, says new government ‘reflects diversity’

Thomas Dang, age 20, was elected to represent Edmonton-South West. The NDPer unseated the Progressive Conservative incumbent.

Alberta premier-designate Rachel Notley, whose NDP toppled the 44-year Progressive Conservative dynasty earlier this week, says the province now has a government that reflects its citizens…

…”Over the years, our province has changed. Today, we are the youngest province in the country. Together in Alberta, we are diverse, and we are welcoming and we are proud to be Albertans,” she Saturday.

“And now, Albertans actually have a government that reflects that diversity.”

She noted that her newly elected party includes 24 women as MLAs, which more closely matches the gender makeup of the province. The NDP candidates are also younger, she said, and have backgrounds that better reflect Albertans…

  • Millie_Woods

    A 20 year old in a junior high prom suit and red sneakers. That picture should send a chill down the spine of every oil executive and investor in Canada.

    • Linda1000

      Agree, wonder where Rachel thinks she’s going to get the money to make all her improvements to health care and education. When investment capital for AB dries up because it’s too expensive to do business here or the diminished returns on investment just aren’t worth the hassle, what’s the plan then? She forgets that oil and gas is very much a global market. AB has lost close to 50,000 jobs since the price of oil dropped (26,000 jobs in the last couple of months). She should rememner the old geezer oil&gas industry built this province, not the young diversity invaders. The NDP is a little too “green” for my liking and I’m not comfortable with the federal NDP advisors already here giving input on how our province should be run. Thought Rachel hadn’t been in touch with Mulcair for months?

      • Millie_Woods

        I guarantee the plan is to drive Alberta into debt to finance social programs. The province has a stellar credit rating and lots of room on the credit card. As far as the oil industry goes, she can always say that when she took over it was already on the skids. This is promising to be a long hard 4 years.

    • Waffle

      What ever happened to the white sport coat and the pink carnation?

      • Millie_Woods

        You’re thinking of senior high prom. Junior high, pretty much anything goes as long as it attracts attention. I know these things because I have teenagers.

        • Waffle

          Mea culpa. I don’t have kids. Just a cat and he doesn’t go to proms. If he did, he sure wouldn’t be wearing red sneakers (!!!).

      • Maggat

        That brings back memories!

    • El Martyachi

      Yes and no. For once the Alberta “business community” is forced into looking their enemy in the eye and acting accordingly. Maybe a bi-centennial cold splash of water is necessary.

  • Ron MacDonald

    How long until Albertans have to put up with Bob Rae NDP style screw ups?

  • BillyHW

    Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

    • J. C.

      Their solipsism does run deep…

      • Petey

        It’s a real thing.

    • Millie_Woods

      I’ve been saying that for years. Lately I’ve become more vocal about it too.

  • Shebel

    When Alberta becomes a ‘have-not’ Province–
    Who is going to be left to support them ?

  • vimy

    proposed new flags for alberta

  • Petey

    This will be a wonderful real world demonstration of the superiority of socialist systems. Disregarding the Soviet Union, Maoist China, Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, Cuba, Romania, Yugoslavia, …

  • lolwut?

    ‘reflects diversity’

    Ya, so does Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit…South Africa…etc.

  • DMB

    This NDP government has eerie parallels with former Ontario NDP premier and now Liberal Bob Rae and his government.

  • Shebel

    Is Thomas Dang pretty much gender neutral?
    Like, what I mean is he LBGT or Q?
    I only ask this -because when you are from Ontario– this very important.