The problem with all three of these positions is that the Alberta NDP is not a socialist threat to Alberta’s petrostate (sorry, conservatives), nor is the NDP a progressive party (sorry, progressives), and the NDP victory certainly does not represent a containment of the Alberta tar sands (sorry, liberal environmentalists).
“When a trio of hooded men struck at some of our most cherished democratic principles, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, they assaulted democracy everywhere . . . They have declared war on anybody who does not think and act exactly as they wish they would think and act . . . . they have declared war on any country, like ourselves, that values freedom, openness and tolerance.”
“Ottawa threatening hate charges against those who boycott Israel”
Besides the obvious surprise of a complete flip in control in Alberta from the Conservative Progressives to the NDP, there’s also an Easter egg of a gift involved. That election was a complete repudiation of Charles and David Koch’s meddling ways in Canadian politics.
Corporate media coverage is not conveying the repression taking place on the streets, failing to transmit the reality of a coordinated wave of police brutality.