Election 2023: Campaign Roundup - Day 6
Welcome to Day 6 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 6:
- Premier Danielle Smith held a press conference at midday addressing the wildfire situation. She said that, as of 9:30 am, there are more than 104 active wildfires in the province, burning more than 121,000 hectares.
- The Premier also held a second press conference at 5:00 pm after a meeting of the Emergency Management Cabinet Committee to declare a Provincial State of Emergency. Mike Ellis, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services, provided information on evacuation centres and provincial coordination efforts.
- Rachel Notley also held a press conference regarding the current wildfire situation. She offered to assist in any way possible with the emergency planning efforts.
- A number of UCP and NDP candidates paused doorknocking in Drayton Valley-Devon, Lesser Slave Lake, Central Peace-Notley, Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland, West Yellowhead, and Grande Prairie-Wapiti due to impacts from the wildfires.
- Nate Glubish, UCP Candidate for Strathcona-Sherwood Park, said he’s been in contact with the Mayor and several Councillors of Strathcona County. Some residents of Strathcona were forced to flee their homes on account of a large grassfire.
- The NDP released a new television ad touting the lowest taxes in Canada, no sales tax, and no increases to personal income taxes. Rachel Notley committed to cutting insurance and electricity rates and passing a law to keep Alberta in the Canada Pension Plan.
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