Calgary

'Albertastan' comment from Peter MacKay mocked on social media

The federal Conservative caucus wasn't overjoyed about Alberta's new government, with Peter MacKay calling it "Albertastan." Twitter users had a lot of fun with that.

Twitter erupts with humourous look at fake workers' paradise

Justice Minister Peter MacKay’s remark about “Albertastan” following the NDP win in the provincial election is causing quite a stir on social media. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

It's probably no surprise there was a cloud hanging over the federal Conservative caucus meeting on Wednesday.

After all, the party's stronghold in Alberta just voted in its first NDP government. Justice Minister Peter MacKay let slip that someone said "it was like — it's Albertastan now."

That prompted a Twitter storm, with lots of jokes about the new workers' paradise in the old Tory stronghold.

You can read a sample of the tweets below, but if you really want a laugh, be sure to listen to theEyeopener's own "Worker Paul" read them out.

After the NDP victory, federal Conservatives joked about Albertastan, setting off a humourous Twitter storm. 2:42

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.