Pigs flew, hell froze over and the voters of Alberta elected a majority NDP government.
We're coming up to the one-month anniversary of the election that shook up the whole country and struck fear into the hearts of the Harper Conservatives.
Now that the initial euphoria is starting to subside, rabble radio invited two of rabble's own Albertans to weigh in on the discussion. Roshini Nair is the rabble podcast network's new intern. She's a student in Vancouver but born and raised in Edmonton. And rabble.ca's editor-in-chief Meagan Perry is also a proud Albertan, though she makes her home in Ontario now.
Also featuring interviews with Geo Takach, author of the book Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up, and Tom Radford, film director, writer and producer of many documentaries about Alberta, including Tar Sands - The Selling of Alberta.
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