Election 2023: Campaign Roundup - Day 21
Welcome to Day 21 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 21:
- The NDP released a flurry of rally dates, with Rachel Notley set to campaign in battleground ridings over the next few days.
- The NDP also promised to invest in Legal Aid, offering $25 million in additional funding over the next three years. They also promised to make Legal Aid more accessible by adjusting the income eligibility threshold to match the national poverty line.
- Danielle Smith held a rally in Edmonton alongside Sayid Ahmed, UCP Candidate for Edmonton-Decore. Smith said the NDP have neglected the capital city, particularly when it comes to rising rates of violent crime. Ahmed said it’s clear that Edmonton is not safe NDP territory.
- While in Edmonton, Smith attended a service at Corpus Christi Catholic Church and joined in a prayer for Alberta’s firefighters and first responders.
- A large private-sector union, CLAC, which represents 60,000 members across Canada, spoke out against the NDP’s plan to raise corporate taxes.
- David Shepherd, NDP Candidate for Edmonton-City Centre, said that an NDP government would pass his Anti-Racism Act and build a process to collect race-based data to identify and address inequities.
- Miranda Rosin, UCP Candidate for Banff-Kananaskis, held a press conference to pledge support for tourism and recreation. Rosin announced that, if reelected, her party would commit to creating a long-term strategy for crown land conservation and recreation, working with tourism partners and non-profits on a tourism strategy to double the visitor spend in Alberta by 2030, and investing $5 million for K-Country trail improvements.
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