Al­berta’s Not­ley an­nounces can­di­dacy, slams Ken­ney in speech to NDP mem­bers

Asian Journal - - NATION -

Edmonton: Al­berta Pre­mier Rachel Not­ley has made it of­fi­cial, telling party mem­bers she will run in the spring elec­tion, seek­ing a re­newed man­date for her NDP gov­ern­ment.

Not­ley says her gov­ern­ment will stand on its record of trans­for­ma­tive changes to the prov­ince, from eco­nomic di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion to new in­fra­struc­ture and a cli­mate plan. She says more news is coming soon on en­ergy di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion mea­sures, in­clud­ing petro­chem­i­cal up­grad­ing.

She made the an­nounce­ment to 1,200 del­e­gates at the party’s fi­nal con­ven­tion ahead of the spring elec­tion.

Not­ley’s main op­po­nent will be the United Con­ser­va­tives and their leader, Jason Ken­ney. Ken­ney has promised to roll back many poli­cies launched by Not­ley, in clud­ing labour leg­is­la­tion and the car­bon tax.

Rachel Not­ley

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