Peter Guterson pushes his head out the door after voting in the 2019 federal election at Cambrian Heights School in Northmount Dr NW in Calgary on Monday, October 21, 2019. Jim Wells / Postmedia
Federal election results are already pouring in from the Maritimes, as the Kaladians lined up at their polling station at the end of the work day.
But David Stewart, a political science professor at the University of Calgary, fears Alberta's economic future if a strong liberal stint in Atlantic provinces across the country continues.
With most polls in reports for the Maritimes, the Liberals have already won 25 seats, while the Conservatives have only taken five seats and the NDP has remained in only one seat.
"Liberals are better indicators than they even expected. But it's an early blow for the Conservatives."
But Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Albertans do not necessarily have to fear minority governments.
The Trans Mountain Pipeline could survive future votes in Parliament with the combined support of liberals and conservatives, Nenshi said.
"I think many people forget that, if the Liberals defeat the minority, and the NDP wants to kill the pipeline, and the Greens want to kill the pipeline, and the Block wants to kill the pipeline, dead" – but forgetting the power of the Conservatives and Liberals together will almost certainly prevent that from happening. happens, Nenshi said.
"We have had a fairly stable minority government with Prime Minister Harper for (almost) six years, so I guess we will continue to have a fairly stable minority government. It is worth reminding people that this is how the parliamentary system works. "
But Stewart says that even if every run in Alberta ends up being conservative, he can still remove them from any seat at the Liberal government cabinet.
"We will not only have such a prominent liberal voice from Alberta under liberal government."
All eyes are on two controversial rides in Calgary, including the Calgary Center where the liberal Kent Hehr remains optimistic.
"I really enjoyed this campaign. I feel better than I did on election night 2015," Hehr said.
"We've knocked on more doors, we've got more volunteers and we've raised more money and that's because I helped provide the infrastructure projects our city needed.
"The Kaladians deserve a progressive vote in Ottawa and I hope they will be such a vote. Calgary voters begin to gather at polling stations at the end of the work day. All eyes are on two controversial election day elections in Calgary, and voters in Canada are focused are to the polls. "
Greg McLean is a conservative candidate in horseback riding.
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Calgary Skyview is also gearing up to be a tight race, with Nirmala Naidoo running for the Liberals and Jag Sahota running for the Conservatives.
"We had a great turnout at the door. People voted out today with a great turnout from all the returning teams," Naidoo said.
"We were at the train station for about 45 minutes and people were saying that they had already voted or voted for the Liberals.
"When we walked into the store, it was the same answer. We feel really positive."
The Calgary Forest Lawn is also expected to get a new face after former cancer lawmaker Deepak Obhrai died of liver cancer in August. Major candidates include Jasraj Singh Hallan for the Conservative Party, Jag Anand for the Liberal Party and Joseph Pimlott for the NDP Party.
Count of the Inner City. Jeromy Farkas says he supports Greg McLean and hopes to celebrate a conservative victory at the core.
Farkas said he is a fiscal conservative and is making progress on social issues, but his most important concern is pocketbooks.
"The reason I support Greg is because I'm worried about the state of the Confederacy.
"If Alberta is not treated as an equal partner, I can see that politics in this province and country are becoming polarized and I feel like the federal government has lost moral authority to rule," he said.
"I support conservatives because I feel like they are the best fit for my values and I want to hear about the economy and the opportunities."
The polls open at 7:30 a.m. in Calgary, and are scheduled to close at 7:30 p.m.
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