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  • The new name for Alberta after the left wing NDP swept the provincial election - 2015.

    "Someone said ... it's Albertastan now," MacKay told reporters after Wednesday's caucus meeting.

    May 9, 2015

  • May 11, 2015 - people having fun with Albertastan.

    May 12, 2015

  • ...cause Lord knows you can't have fun IN Albertastan am I right??

    May 12, 2015

  • I find the humorous “Albertastan” coinage puzzling. I associate the “-stan” suffix with Central and South Asian nations that are typically Islamic and conservative, but as far as I can tell “Albertastan” is being used like the tired old epithet “the People’s Republic of…” to suggest that the new NDP government is some version of communism. Perhaps to some people “stan” has come to suggest “other,” and replaces the enfeebled Marxist enemy.

    May 12, 2015

  • it's a play on Soviet Canuckistan which was made famous by Pat Buchanan.. probably after some 'in Soviet Russia' jokes.

    May 13, 2015

  • Thank you, alexz. Now that I know the expression originates in the comments of Pat Buchanan the incoherence is explained.

    May 13, 2015