Canadian politicians react to Alberta NDP majority government
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CALGARY – In a stunning turn, Rachel Notley’s NDP won a majority government in Alberta, ending the 44-year reign of the Progressive Conservatives.
Here’s some reaction from other political leaders across Canada:
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark congratulated Notley and her team on the victory.
“I would like to thank Jim Prentice for his dedicated service to Alberta and to Canada, and wish him and his family the very best,” said Clark in a statement. “Canada needs a strong Alberta. I look forward to working productively with Ms. Notley and her new government for a prosperous West and a stronger Canada.”
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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall tweeted his congratulations…
…as did Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, saying she was excited to work with Notley:
Other premiers also shared their congratulations:
But, first to tweet his support was Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who commented before the election was officially declared:
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, who was tuning into the election results while on a trip to promote the city in central Canada, said he looks forward to building stronger Alberta cities with the new government.
National NDP party leader Thomas Mulcair — who is facing a federal campaign of his own later this year — tweeted his congratulations…
… federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau did as well.
Early Wednesday morning Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement on the election results.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to convey my sincerest congratulations to Ms. Rachel Notley and the Alberta New Democratic Party on their election victory.
“I look forward to working with future Premier Notley on issues of importance for Albertans and all Canadians, including creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity across the province and country.
“I would also like to thank outgoing Premier Jim Prentice for his public service and contribution to Alberta and Canada, and wish him the best in his future endeavours.“
Watch: Jayme Doll looks at the future relationship between Rachel Notley’s NDP and the federal government in Ottawa.
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