Hope Will Triumph Over Fear in Tomorrow's Alberta Elections

Three Hundred Eight.com Canada's #1 poll of polls site, projections as of this morning

Tomorrow's election in Alberta has devolved into Hope vs. Fear, the issues are still relevant but have been eclipsed by the usual right-wing shadow of fear mongering. Usually fear trumps hope, usually the reptilian brain trash cans hope every time, but this time millions of us across Canada hope it doesn't.

As the poll of polls site Three Hundred Eight.com has shown over the last few weeks Rachel Notley and the NDP now lead in every part of Alberta among decided voters. Everyone on all sides is holding their breath because the polls have been terribly wrong recently and nearly 25% are still undecided [or claim to be]. Win or lose though Rachel Notley has opened up the space for Albertans to speak out publicly about another way, a non-corporate ass-kissing way, for Alberta.

Even the Calgary Herald concludes that Rachel isn't anywhere near as scary as Grim Jim and is fear mongering cohorts want Albertans to believe. As Mitchell Anderson' article today 'Albertans Summon Nerve as Election Upset Looms' outlines the Tories are on the brink of defeat because of mis-management of their resources and related government revenues. Hell, even Angie Klein, whose father was Ralph Klein, a PC premier and Calgary mayor, has let it be known she will vote for the NDP.

Everyday a new poll comes out and every day the Notley/NDP's numbers rise. The Orange wave she and the NDP are riding have done it with policies the pundits long claimed would be a death wish: reviewing royalty rates for oil and gas, withdrawing support for the Northern Gateway pipeline, freezing tuition fees, instituting a progressive income tax and increasing corporate taxes among other things.

Mainstreet Technologies', the province's biggest pollster, president Quito Maggi says, “The [PC] dynasty in Alberta will come to an end on Tuesday with the election of an NDP government; what seemed like the unlikeliest outcome is now the only possible outcome.”

How? Well as Doug Broome wrote,  "Alberta has a history of sudden dynastic changes. First the United Farmers of Alberta overthrew the Liberals forever, then Social Credit came from nowhere to ditch the UFA, ruling for decades until 1971 when the current PC dynasty commenced and Social Credit disappeared. Since it became a province in 1905 Alberta has had only three changes in governing party. On Tuesday comes the fourth seismic shift."

Hope will triumph over fear tomorrow in Alberta's election.