Election 2023: Campaign Roundup - Day 24
Welcome to Day 24 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 24:
- We are five days from election day. Yesterday was the first day of early voting and Albertans set a record for the most ballots ever cast during an advance polling in Alberta. More than 161,000 people voted - 16% more than the opening-day record set in 2019.
- Danielle Smith held a press conference to announce that, if the UCP were to be reelected, Bill 1 will be their Taxpayer Protection Amendment Act, which would ensure that no new taxes on residents or job creators can be levied without Albertans voting for them in a referendum.
- Rachel Notley held a press conference today to make a pitch for the NDP and to take questions from journalists. It was a last-ditch effort to paint Danielle Smith, the UCP, and many of their supporters, as extremists. She also said that the NDP would be laser-focused on the economic growth of the province.
- Global News did a piece on three key Edmonton-area ridings that the NDP need to pick up to have a shot in the election. A lot of the attention this election has been on swing Calgary ridings, but it’s important to remember that there are close races happening in other parts of the province too.
- Shaun Fluker, NDP Candidate for Airdrie-Cochrane, was asked about his position on Bill C-69, the federal No More Pipelines legislation. While he had argued for the legislation in court, on behalf of his client, he refused to state his own personal opinion on the matter.
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