Election 2023: Campaign Roundup - Day 10
Welcome to Day 10 of our Alberta 2023 Campaign Roundup!
With the 2023 Alberta election now finally underway, I'll be bringing you daily updates on all the policy proclamations, platform promises, and political point-scoring from the campaign trail.
Campaign Roundup - Day 10:
- Global News released a new tool that allows you to input your full address and see which riding you’re in. The Elections Alberta website is unfortunately not well set up for those who don’t know their riding, so this alternative is welcome. If you need any help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance!
- The UCP held a press conference to announce support for women’s shelters and for survivors of sexual assault. If reelected, they committed to an additional $10 million over four years for shelters and another $10 million over four years for sexual assault centres.
- The NDP responded by also promising funding for women’s shelters and sexual assault services. They committed $17 million in new funding in the first year of their government - $9 million for sexual assault service providers and $8 million for domestic violence shelters - as well as a long-term funding formula.
- Jaelene Tweedle, NDP Candidate for Red Deer North, re-announced a campaign promise announced the other day - more support for seniors. She reiterated a free Shingles vaccine, legislated protection for the Canada Pension Plan, and increased home care for 20,000 Albertans.
- The NDP announced The Kids Activity Tax Credit, a $500 annual credit per child for things like sports, music lessons, or camp fees.
- The UCP released a complaint they sent to Elections Alberta. In the complaint, the UCP points to how NDP-affiliated union organizations, the Alberta Federation of Labour and CUPE, appear to have acted as third party advertisers, colluding with the NDP in order to exceed campaign expense limits.
- Jason Copping, UCP Candidate for Calgary-Varsity, touted the UCP record on the largest nurse recruitment in the province’s history. He celebrated the 1,400 internationally trained nurses who have registered to work in Alberta since April 4th.
- It was revealed that Rod Loyola, NDP Candidate for Edmonton-Ellerslie, marched with the Communist Party of Canada in a parade. Newly released video shows him praising the values of socialist dictator Hugo Chavez.
- It was announced that more than 3,000 people joined last night’s Government of Alberta wildfire town hall. These town halls are taking place every night so that evacuated Albertans can have access to the most up-to-date information on the wildfire situation.
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