In a stunning and historic move, Alberta elected a majority New Democrat government on Tuesday.
The Progressive Conservatives, which finished in third place, consistently mismanaged the environmental and climate change file.
Ralph Klein, controversial premier from 1992 to 2006, despised the Kyoto Protocol and infamously flipped the bird at an activist who was protesting against a new Al-Pac pulp mill. Subsequent premiers often talked about improving environmental regulations, but seldom acted on it.
It’s yet to be known how different things will be under the NDP, but their win certainly marks a significant shift in sentiment.