Rachel Notley’s giddy acceptance speech vs. Jim Prentice’s somber resignation: Watch the difference between winning and losing in Alberta

National Post

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sent his “sincerest congratulations” to Alberta premier-elect Rachel Notley following a stunning victory by her New Democrats in the Alberta election.

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In a statement issued early Wednesday, Harper said he looks forward to working with “future Premier Notley on issues of importance for Albertans and all Canadians” such as jobs and economic growth.

The NDP won its first majority government in Alberta Tuesday night by toppling the Progressive Conservative colossus that had dominated the province for four decades.

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“Well my friends, I don’t know, I think we might have made a little bit of history tonight,” Notley told cheering supporters in Edmonton, who chanted “Rachel! Rachel! Rachel!”

“I believe that change has finally come to Alberta.”

The crushing defeat prompted Jim Prentice to announce he was stepping down…

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