Reasons The Rest Of Canada Should Be Super Jealous Of Alberta

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Edmonton Mayor-elect Don Iveson and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi are significantly more popular than Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Edmonton Mayor-elect Don Iveson and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi are significantly more popular than Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

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
    Twitter
  • He's Not Alone On That One
    Instagram
  • Iveson Has Pride
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  • And He's Not Alone On That Either
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  • Meanwhile, In Toronto
    CP
  • 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
    HuffPost
  • And It's Canada's Richest Province
    Alamy
  • And This
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  • That Is All

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