Saskatchewan

Brad Wall, Cam Broten tweet out congratulations to Rachel Notley

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall went on Twitter last night to briefly congratulate Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley on her party's stunning election victory.

Alberta NDP leader is premier-designate after astonishing election win

Premier Brad Wall, left, the leader of the Saskatchewan Party, and Opposition NDP leader Cam Broten, were tweeting out their congratulation to Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley on Tuesday night. (CBC)

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall went on Twitter last night to briefly congratulate Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley on her party's stunning election victory.

"Congratulations to @RachelNotley and the Alta NDP on winning #abvote," was the comment from Wall Tuesday night.

Alberta's New Democrats won 53 seats Monday, easily enough to form a majority government, turfing out the Progressive Conservatives after more than four decades in power.  

Rachel Notley is Alberta's next premier after the NDP swept through the province in yesterday's vote. (Dan Riedlhuber/Reuters)

The astonishing result has put some wind into the sails of the Saskatchewan NDP, which was reduced to nine seats in the 2011 election.

Leader Cam Broten also tweeted out his congratulations.


 
"As Jack Layton often said, "Never let them tell you it can't be done!" Huge congrats to Premier-Elect @RachelNotley!" he said in a tweet.

Last night's result means Saskatchewan will be bordered to the east and the west by NDP governments.

Dozens of Albertans took to social media Tuesday night to claim — tongue in cheek, presumably — that they were moving to Saskatchewan.

View Brad Wall's tweet here and Cam Broten's here.

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