Swinging left — reflecting on changes at Alberta’s legislature

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Swinging left — reflecting on changes at Alberta’s legislature

Session hashtags: #CAJ16ableg #ableg #abpoliIt’s been a dramatic few years in Alberta politics to say the least.After the leadership campaign that elected Alison Redford to the premier’s office, a general election where many of the pundits had given the win to Wildrose’s Danielle Smith. Stability wasn’t in the cards, as Redford’s spending habits got her into trouble with her own caucus and voters across Alberta.In swept Jim Prentice, who was billed as the choice that could right the wrongs of his predecessor and win the Conservatives another mandate at the polls.Just about a year after that election that swept the NDP’s Rachel Notley into the premier’s office, this panel of journalist members of the Alberta legislative press gallery will discuss just how much the legislature has changed in the past few years and whether or not its politics have really changed just because voters swung left at the ballot box.

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