HIGH RIVER, Alberta, April 23 Alberta's
Progressive Conservative Party survived its biggest challenge in
more than four decades of rule on Monday, a television network
declared, as voters balked at handing Canada's top
energy-producing province to an upstart right-wing movement that
promised traditional values and fiscal restraint.
Global Television declared the ruling party of Premier
Alison Redford the winner in the general election as it won or
was leading in 60 of 87 voting districts in the province of 3.8
million people. Its biggest challenger, the Wildrose Party, was
leading or elected in 19 districts.
(Reporting by Jeffrey Jones and Scott Haggett; Editing by Eric