Election 2023: Campaign Roundup - Day 7
Welcome to Day 7 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 7:
- Campaigns are largely paused, with the exception of prior events and commitments, as candidates focus on helping Albertans navigate the wildfire situation.
- Elections Alberta authorized an additional reason to vote by Special Ballot. Those Albertans displaced by wildfires can request a special ballot package be mailed to them or they can vote at Elections Alberta.
- Danielle Smith and Rachel Notley met this morning to share experiences and best practices for dealing with the wildfires.
- Both Danielle Smith and Rachel Notley visited the Edmonton EXPO Centre which is housing evacuees from the Drayton Valley area.
- Kaycee Madu, UCP Candidate for Edmonton-South West also visited the evacuation centre and lent a hand delivering essential supplies.
- Wildland firefighters arrived from Quebec and Ontario to assist Albertan firefighters in their efforts to battle the more than 100 blazes burning throughout the province.
- Kathleen Ganley, NDP Candidate for Calgary-Mountain View, made an announcement regarding wait times and staffing shortages at Alberta emergency rooms. She reiterated her party’s commitment to connect Albertans to family doctors and take pressure off of hospitals.
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