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Reasons The Rest Of Canada Should Be Super Jealous Of Alberta

10/22/2013 12:27 EDT | Updated 03/06/2014 02:59 EST
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Some days it seems as if everyone and their brother is moving to Alberta. And it's not hard to see why.

Besides being an economic powerhouse and a showcase of natural beauty, the province actually has some pretty awesome politicians.

OK, OK, we know what you're thinking: Alberta is super-duper conservative -- nothing but old, white dudes in suits talking about oil revenues.

And maybe that was the case in days gone by, but Alberta's economic boom is reshaping the province into a much more progressive place.

Alberta voted in new municipal governments Monday and the two big winners were young, forward-thinking mayors. Naheed Nenshi and Don Iveson are just a couple of the reasons why the rest of Canada should be super jealous of Alberta.

  • This Is Don Iveson, The New Mayor Of Edmonton. He Is 12 Years Old...
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  • OK, Just Kidding. He's 34. But Seriously, Dude Is Not Aging
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  • This Is His Ridiculously Cute Family
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  • He Loves Star Trek
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  • Like A Lot
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  • Other Loves? French Bulldogs
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  • And Star Wars
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  • And The Environment
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  • This Is The Mayor Of EDMONTON!?!
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  • He Might Be A Hipster
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  • Look At Those Shorts
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  • And He's Into Memes
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  • And Reddit
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  • He's Not Alone On That One
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  • Iveson Has Pride
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  • And He's Not Alone On That Either
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  • Meanwhile, In Toronto
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  • Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi And Iveson Are Totally Bros
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  • They Are Basically Superheroes
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  • I Mean, Nenshi Barely Sleeps
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  • And He's Awesome At Twitter
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  • Toronto's Mayor? Not So Much
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  • Did We Mention Progressive Politicians Just Won Landslide Victories In Alberta's Two Biggest Cities?
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  • As If That Wasn't Awesome Enough, There Is NO Provincial Tax In Alberta
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  • And It's Canada's Richest Province
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  • And This
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  • That Is All

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