Election 2023: Campaign Roundup - Day 14
Welcome to Day 14 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 14:
- We’re officially at the halfway point in the campaign! If you haven’t made a voting plan yet, it’s time to do so. Find your riding, candidates, and polling station using this tool from Elections Alberta. If you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out.
- New polling data suggested that this will be a very close election, with one poll showing the NDP leading by 43% to 35% (though it’s narrower at 46% to 41% among likely voters), and another showing the UCP ahead 45% to 39% (47% to 42% amongst likely voters).
- Both Danielle Smith and Rachel Notley wished Albertans a Happy Mother’s Day. UCP Candidates Tyler Shandro (Calgary-Acadia) and Kaycee Madu (Edmonton-South West), and the NDP’s Janice Irwin (Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood) also shared lovely tributes.
- The NDP announced a plan to cap electricity bills. If elected, the NDP plans to cap utility bills for three months and then launch an investigation into electricity prices in the summer. Rather than an expensive investigation, I recommend they just purchase a mirror.
- Joe Ceci, NDP Candidate for Calgary-Buffalo, announced a $1.5 million investment into Calgary’ Chinatown. Funding will help to revitalize the Chinese Cultural Centre and Sien Lok Park, among other things. Meanwhile, the UCP Candidate for Calgary-Foothills, Jason Luan, accused the NDP of ignoring Edmonton’s Chinatown and abandoning the Chinese community.
- Yesterday, both Danielle Smith and Rachel Notley attended the Nagar Kirtan parade, which is part of the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.
- It was revealed that Gurinder Brar, NDP Candidate for Calgary-North East, had shared posts with quotes from murderous Communist dictator Mao Zedong - “Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution.”
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