Comment of the Day: zrichellez: "Canadian conservatives have a small "c". WildRose (a new party) and the Progressive Conservative Party...

...together won 52% the vote. They are cut from a similar ideological cloth. 44 years of Tory rule was derailed by splitting the vote between WR and PCP. Alberta's brand of conservatism meant you could buy beer in a non-gov't store, you could pay for a MRI if you wanted one, and not have provincial sales tax on anything. Oil and cowboys are the similarities to Texas. But Albertan cowboys get free healthcare.

58% voter turnout. Where was everyone? Watching playoff hockey thinking the election was in the bag. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 PM: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary: Anaheim Ducks (2-1-0); Calgary Flames (1-2-0). Ducks 2 1 0 0 3. Flames 1 1 1 1 4