Alberta Election Called

by Temple Scott Associates

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announced today that the Alberta legislature has been dissolved and that a provincial election has been called for Monday May 29. Smith has been Premier since she took over from Jason Kenney as head of the United Conservative Party in October 2022. 

Rachel Notley, leader of the Opposition NDP, was Premier from 2015 to 2019. She officially launched her candidacy an hour after the election was called. “The fact is, it’s time for a better government,” said Notley. “One that focuses on what matters to you.” 


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