August 25, 2014 2:28 pm
Updated: August 26, 2014 1:41 pm

Bilous endorses Notley for Alberta NDP leader

NDP MLA, Rachel Notley, seen here in April 2014

Global News

EDMONTON – Monday morning, NDP MLA Deron Bilous endorsed colleague Rachel Notley to become the leader of Alberta’s New Democrat Party.

Bilous said he was impressed with her leadership skills and thinks the NDP can grow with her.

“I believe that with Rachel Notley as leader, voters will turn to the NDP,” Bilous explained.

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“Rachel Notley is the leader who can take advantage of this unique period in Alberta history,” he added. “We’ve seen in the last election, and subsequent municipal elections, that Albertans are turning to progressive options.”

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Notley was honoured to receive Bilous’ endorsement. She said she intends to rely heavily on her fellow NDP MLA for his skills, energy and his knowledge of areas like education and urban issues.

“We need to build a movement of progressive voters who want a real change from the last 40 years of conservative politics,” said Notley.

On Tuesday, Notley received another endorsement. Former Edmonton Public School Board Chairperson David Colburn threw his support behind the NDP leadership candidate.

“Rachel Notley is a natural leader, she is a visionary, and she has the vigour to fight for Alberta families,” said Colburn.

The other NDP leadership candidates are David Eggen and Rod Loyola.



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