Notley announces her run in 2019 election
It isn’t surprising, but it is now official: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has told party members she will run in the spring election, seeking a renewed mandate for her NDP government.
She made the announcement before 1,200 delegates at the party’s final convention ahead of the spring election, setting the stage to do battle with her main opponent, Jason Kenney and the United Conservatives.
According to Canadian Press, 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, adding that more news is coming soon on energy diversification measures, including petrochemical upgrading.
Her opponent Kenney has promised to roll back many policies launched by Notley, including labour legislation and the carbon tax.