Has hell frozen over? After Alberta election, some say yes
A woman walks through a snowy Edmonton, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015 8:24PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 6, 2015 9:51PM EDT
Alberta’s NDP premier-elect Rachel Notley said in her victory speech Tuesday night that “spring has arrived,” as she ended 44 years of Progressive Conservative rule.
It was a stunning outcome that many in the province thought would never happen. On Twitter, they had a different season in mind.
CTV declares NDP has taken Alberta. Hell has frozen over.— Jeff Davies (@daviesjeff) May 6, 2015
Then things got a little strange. On Wednesday morning, voters in Edmonton and other parts of the province woke up to snow.
It was official.
OMG Alberta... I think hell has actually frozen over. pic.twitter.com/xxc5pNJVvG— Darcy Hoover (@Darcyleehoover) May 6, 2015
Right-wing pundit Ezra Levant appears to have predicted the win, and the weather.
He pointed to polls last week suggesting an NDP victory and concluded that “hell might be freezing over.