Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In Stephen Harper's Back Yard

The politics of recession hit home in Alberta last night when the right wing Wildrose Alliance won a by-election from Ed Stelmach's provincial PCs in Calgary Glenmore, which just happens to fall within the boundaries of Stephen Harper's federal riding of Calgary Southwest.

Alberta has been hit hard by the downturn as the oil boom of the tar sands has gone bust, with direct consequences for Alberta's bottom line.
The downturn should have an impact on the federal election but TC, who until now has thought that the Liberals were the most likely winners, is beginning to have second thoughts about that. More in a future post.

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