The circumstances of the provincial election are unusual for Alberta. Two right-leaning parties are duking it out. This split on the right offers a rare opportunity for those voters of the centre and centre left to do something very unusual — win some seats!
Statistics from recent elections indicate that if the Conservatives had been confronted with a unified progressive vote, they would have lost in a significant number of constituencies. Changealberta http:// www.changealberta.ca/ will tally trends that might indicate a winnable seat for a small-p progressive candidate, regardless of party affiliation. Strategic voting has its place. And this democracy belongs to us, the people of Alberta. We are free to do with it as we see fit. Vote! Phil Burpee, Pincher Creek Phil Burpee is a member of Changealberta’s advisory