Election 2023: Campaign Roundup - Day 23
Welcome to Day 23 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 23:
- Advance voting is now open! Both Danielle Smith and Rachel Notley cast their ballots today. Remember, you can vote at any advance polling station in the province. To locate the one nearest you, you can use this tool from Elections Alberta.
- The Alberta Enterprise Group expressed concern about the NDP’s plan to raise corporate taxes. The group said that such a move “may cost Alberta both investment and jobs across the whole economy with a negative impact on the petrochemical and clean-tech industries in particular.”
- UCP Candidates Nathan Cooper (Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills) and Adriana LaGrange (Red Deer-North) held a press conference to announce some new initiatives that would connect high school students to careers in the trades. A reelected UCP government would host career fairs with a focus on technology, manufacturing, construction, energy, and health. LaGrange also announced that the UCP would raise the profile of the skilled trades and establish a user-friendly online career counseling service for students and their parents.
- Former PC Minister of Finance and Minister of Energy, Ted Morton, wrote an opinion piece arguing that “it’s time for Danielle Smith to finish the job.”
- The two Calgary Councillors most closely aligned with the NDP are now doubling down on their claim that Calgarians who want fireworks on Canada Day is racist. The petition being run by our friends at Common Sense Calgary is now at almost 7,000 signatures. Has anyone asked Rachel Notley if she thinks fireworks are racist yet?
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