Election 2023: Campaign Roundup - Day 20
Welcome to Day 20 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 20:
- As we head into the long weekend, there are still many fire bans in effect. Hot, dry, smoky conditions are hampering firefighting efforts and the Province is asking Albertans to obey off-road vehicle restrictions and park closures.
- Brian Jean, UCP Candidate for Fort McMurray - Lac La Biche, reminded Albertans what happened last time the NDP got involved with electricity, namely that they cost Albertans $1.34 billion.
- Jean also shared a new article about increasing venture capital investment into Alberta. During the first part of the year, despite downward trends in the rest of the country, investments into Alberta may have set the stage for a record year for the province.
- Rachel Notley touted her party’s promise to provide free contraception to Albertans, calling it both good health policy and good economic policy.
- Notley also promised to get the Green Line built in Calgary.
- The NDP Candidate for Banff-Kananaskis, Sarah Elmeligi, made an announcement regarding her party’s plans for Alberta Parks. She and Joe Ceci, NDP Candidate for Calgary-Buffalo, promised a $250 million infrastructure investment for new campsites, trails, fish cleaning stations, warm-up stations for winter camping, and more.
- Ceci also promised legislation that would ensure a full ban on coal mining in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes, and an end to the Kananaskis conservation fee
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