Calvert And Stelmach - Is Regime Change Coming In Saskatchewan And Alberta?
With the Alberta Tories at 34% in the polls, and the Saskatchewan New Democrats at least 20 points behind the Saskatchewan Party, we may be looking at an amazing regime change in these two oil producing provinces.
Both governments are operating in the midst of economic prosperity, but the desire for change in both provinces is palpable.
Both administrations are 'long in the tooth' and are dominated by aging Baby Boomers and all of the stagnation that goes with the boomer's lack of creativity, energy and vision.
The Alberta Progressive Conservatives have been in power since 1971 and have come to believe that they have a Divine right to govern. The dominating faction of leadership in the Saskatchewan NDP Caucus were elected in 1986 and are still fighting Grant Devine.
I am no Liberal so I really don't feel all that excited about a Liberal government in Alberta. I AM a New Democrat and the prospect of a Saskatchewan Party government in my home province makes me feel ill. However, both of these prairie Premiers have done it to themselves.
Regime change is coming.