Mr. Peter Julian (Burnabyâ€”New Westminster, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, history was made in Alberta last night.
The Prime Minister and most of his Alberta cabinet colleagues and MPS woke up today to an NDP MLA and an NDP premier.
Indeed, the good folks of Alberta voted for change, and a fresh start. They voted to end 44 years of Conservative rule and reject the ways of the old-style parties.
They voted to elect Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP to be their strong, stable majority government. Albertans proved that you can vote for the change they want and actually get it. Albertans voted to build a more diversified and resilient economy. They voted for better health care and a good education for their children. They voted for good jobs and a new sustainable approach.
We want to extend our hearty congratulations to premier-elect Rachel Notley. Her campaign was optimistic, forward thinking, and respectful.
As we approach October 19, 2015 we are again reminded of what the late Jack Layton said so often, â€œDon't let them tell you it can't be doneâ€�.
Congratulations Alberta NDP.