Election 2023: Campaign Roundup - Day 3
Welcome to Day 3 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.
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Campaign Roundup - Day 3:
- Candidates are still busy putting up lawn signs in their constituencies. If you’re looking for a lawn sign, you’ll need to contact your preferred candidate or preferred party directly to request one. There is a searchable list of candidates available online.
- Elections Alberta finalized the list of voting locations for both regular and advance voting. Advance voting runs from Tuesday, May 23rd through Saturday, May 27th between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. You can find your voting station on the Elections Alberta website.
- Brian Jean, UCP candidate for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche, and Rebecca Schulz, UCP candidate for Calgary-Shaw, detailed the cost of Rachel Notley’s plans for a net-zero electricity grid by 2035. Independent reports show that her plan will cost Albertans $87 billion to implement - that’s almost $55,000 per Alberta household - and increase electricity bills by 40%.
- The UCP also released an ad about Notley’s net-zero plans. The video addresses the alignment between the Alberta NDP and Trudeau's federal liberals when it comes to the regulations.
- Rachel Notley held a press conference. She promised to introduce a new tax credit for Cleantech, expand the Alberta Petrochemical Incentive Program, and invest $18 million into union-led training facilities. She also alluded to ensuring labour laws in the province are strong.
- The NDP also laid out a plan to create a "regulatory fast pass" for companies with a track record of “good behaviour”. Sounds a bit like a social credit score...
- Finally, Danielle Smith appeared on Shaye Ganam’s radio show this morning. She discussed paying down debt and continuing to fight the federal carbon tax.
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