Linda Duncan, NDP candidate for Edmonton-Strathcona, has really lit a fire up under my little hometown of Edmonton.
She even has a growing movement of Liberals supporting her in her effort to unseat Rahim Jaffer.
As a former resident of Edmonton-Strathcona, this is exciting stuff. Through most of my upbringing I lived in the Ralphocracy. It was disheartening to see my fellow Albertans elect Conservatives every bloody election. I'd look around, at my neighbors, teachers, hell...everybody, after election day thinking 'who are these people'? 'Which of you voted for this madness'?
I had to sell out and settle down in BC because I couldn't take it anymore. That, and Edmonton is damn cold. I don't care what Vancouverites say about "wet cold" vs. "dry cold". Minus 40 is minus 40 people.
Anyways, seeing videos like the one below where over 100 Albertans got together for a canvas blitz for Linda warms my heart and makes me think that there is hope.
Go Linda, go!
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