Election 2023: Campaign Roundup - Day 27
Welcome to Day 27 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 27:
- Today is the last day of early voting. So far, more than half a million Albertans have cast ballots in the advance polls. Election Day is on Monday, May 29th. You must vote at your designated polling place, all of which will be open 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. You can find your designated polling place using your postal code here on the Elections Alberta website.
- You can also let us know on our website if you’ve already voted, or if you’re voting on election day, and then share that with friends to encourage them to vote too. As an added bonus, if you've already voted, we'll stop contacting you to remind you to vote!
- The NDP claimed 1,200 people attended their rally in Calgary this morning. Rachel Notley spoke to the crowd and defended her record as Premier, saying that she is proud of it. It was later received that the capacity of the room was just 400. Let’s hope it wasn’t their finance spokesperson doing the count?
- Danielle Smith attended a rally to lend support to UCP Candidate for Banff-Kananaskis Miranda Rosin. There is a tight race for the riding between Rosin and the NDP’s Sarah Elmeligi.
- UCP candidates Nicholas Milliken (Calgary-Currie) and Mike Ellis (Calgary-West) made an announcement at a southwest Calgary playground, promising to bolster mental health supports in schools. The UCP, if reelected, would increase the number of Mental Health Classrooms from 20 to 60, provide $60 million over the next three years to build four new youth mental wellness centres, and invest $4 million into expanding Counselling Alberta.
- Rachel Notley published an op-ed in the Calgary Herald. She accused Danielle Smith of not being a progressive conservative, and again, doubled down on the talking point that she is “surrounding herself with extremists.”
- Notley thanked former Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, for his less-than-ringing endorsement of her candidacy. Nenshi said Notley’s Premiership had been underwhelming and disappointing, but he plans to lend her another vote to try again.
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