OTTAWA â€“ The historic election results in Alberta last night sends a message of hope and optimism across Canada, said Murray Rankin, chair of the BC caucus for Canadaâ€™s New Democrats.
â€œOn behalf of B.C.â€™s New Democrat MPs, I extend our wholehearted congratulations to our neighbours in Alberta,â€� he said.
â€œYesterday, a seismic shift occurred in the Alberta landscape, and it was felt across the country. Albertans signalled their clear desire for change when they chose Rachel Notley as Premier, elected a record number of women, and delivered a powerful mandate to a majority New Democrat government. It shows that real change can happen when progressives unite, and when we work hard and stand by our principles.â€�