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Alberta election: Here come the 'I'm moving to Saskatchewan' tweets

While Alberta gets used to the idea of getting an NDP premier, some residents are apparently planning to move to Saskatchewan — or at least joking about it.

Following NDP election win, some Albertans apparently pondering a move east

NDP supporters react as they watch the results at NDP leader Rachel Notley's headquarters in Edmonton on Tuesday. (Mike Ridewood/Canadian Press)

While Alberta gets used to the idea of an NDP premier, some residents are apparently planning to move to Saskatchewan — or at least joking about it.

"I'm moving to Saskatchewan" tweets were all over Twitter Tuesday night.

Many of them appeared to be tongue-in-cheek or satirical, but with others it was hard to tell.

"I'm up and moving to Saskatchewan. This just ain't the 'berta I grew up lovin'," Twitter user @Decles_18 said.

"Socialist government in Alberta could mean Sask.'s population would double," @Dallas_Erhardt tweeted.

A few responses were of the "good riddance" variety. One Saskatchewan resident proposed sealing the border, while another promised moving to Alberta to join "the socialist paradise" next door.

The prospect of various businesses moving to Saskatchewan was also raised — including the Calgary Flames.

Check out our gallery of "I'm moving to Saskatchewan" tweets.

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