By The Canadian Press
EDMONTON — The New Democrats have toppled the 44-year-long Progressive Conservative dynasty and will form the next Alberta government.
The NDP, under leader Rachel Notley, was on its way to taking every seat in the capital of Edmonton.
The party was also making significant gains in the traditional Tory stronghold of Calgary.
Notley, the daughter of popular former NDP leader Grant Notley, will be the province’s 17th premier.
The Tories and the Wildrose were left to fight over who would finish second and form the official Opposition.
News courtesy: Vancouver Observer
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The United Nations human development index now ranks Canada as 11th
By the Canadian Press
Canada has slipped out of the top 10 countries listed in the annual United Nation’s human development index — a far cry from the 1990s when it held the first place for most of the decade.
The 2013 report, which reviews a country’s performance in health, education and income, places Canada in 11th place versus 10th last year.
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Heading into 2013, Canadians are confident about the economy, less confident about Harper
By Andy Radia
Despite all the news about the Americans going over the ‘fiscal cliff‘ next week, Canadians are still confident about our economy heading into the new year.
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– Jack Layton dead of cancer at 61
By Meagan Fitzpatrick
Toronto: NDP Leader Jack Layton, who led Canada’s Official Opposition, has died at his Toronto home at age 61 after a battle with cancer.
Layton died peacefully early Monday, surrounded by family and loved ones, according to a statement from his wife, Olivia Chow, and his children, Sarah and Michael Layton.
“We deeply regret to inform you that the Honourable Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, passed away at 4:45 am today, Monday August 22. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and loved ones,” the statement read.
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