Well, it was the Alberta Provincial Election yesterday, and Jago and I went across the street to vote when I got home from school. (It's nice to have polling stations that are almost always within a street-crossing of your house.) We spent our 45 minutes in line talking mostly about comic books, did our civic duty, and went home. A few hours later, we checked the statistics.
The Progressive Conservatives are still the majority; in fact, Alberta has now had a right-wing majority government for the past ten elections. They did lose a "whopping" 13 seats, dropping from 74 seats to 61. I was triply happy about the election results: PCs down, NDP up - To four seats! Twice as many as they had last time! Official party status, here we come! - and my political hero, Raj Pannu, ex-leader of the NDP, won his riding. MY riding. Everything's coming up . . . well, Ralph Klein. But less than usual.