Alberta election is key test for Rachel Notley and Canada's carbon tax

The Liberal party ended 40 years of conservative rule in the oil-rich province four years ago but an energy crisis could change that

When Canada’s leftwing New Democratic party launched a manifesto promising carbon taxes, coal plant closures and welfare spending in the heartland of country’s oil industry, few thought they could win.

But in 2015, the party ended 40 years of conservative rule in the province of Alberta with an unexpected victory that seemed to mark a seismic shift in Canadian politics.

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Source: The Guardian
Alberta election is key test for Rachel Notley and Canada's carbon tax