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NDP in Alberta will impact BC

The election of an NDP government in Alberta is raising concerns in some circles.

Premier-designate Rachel Notley campaigned on a platform of raising corporate taxes, and taking a hands-off approach to resource development projects.

While many are surprised that of all the provinces, Alberta elected a left-wing NDP government, Hondo Arendt says there probably won’t be too many earth shattering changes.

Arendt is a history and political science instructor at Northwest Community College.

He also says NDP government’s tend to focus on local interests, and future resource development deals may focus on how they’ll benefit Albertans first.

Arendt also says although there’ll be a shift to the left, and big business will complain, things will more or less stay business as usual.

He says he expects prices will rise slightly and timelines pushed further back, but business won’t be packing their bags and leaving.

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