CALGARY — Saying she has the experience and skill to tap into Albertan’s desire for a modern-day, progressive government, Rachel Notley entered the NDP leadership race today.
“Alberta is changing. It is modern, diverse and forward-thinking. We are on the verge of taking our place in the world and capitalizing on our potential,” said Notley. “But as Alberta and its people change, our politics lag behind.”
“I am ready to lead that change.”
Notley said Albertans voted for political change in 2012, choosing Conservatives in the hope a new leader would keep promises to improve public services and social policy.
“We can’t let the Conservatives get away with that charade again,” said Notley. “We are ready to reach out to Albertans who are tired of Conservative broken promises, and scared of Wildrose extremism.”
“A new Conservative leader isn’t change. A Wildrose government with the same tired ideas we’ve heard for the last 40 years, isn’t change.”
“Change is a government that guarantees fairness for all Albertans as a guiding principle.”
Notley said she chose Calgary for her campaign launch intentionally.
“Calgary is Alberta’s biggest city and it demands our attention. As leader, building support in Calgary will be one of my biggest priorities,” said Notley.
“Albertans are ready for a modern-day, progressive government. I will devote all my energy to making it happen.”