Rachel Notley says Jason Kenney ‘out of touch with most Albertans’

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WATCH: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley addressed the crowd at her second Premier’s Stampede Breakfast on Monday. Doug Vaessen has details. – Jul 11, 2016

Premier Rachel Notley took a swipe at Jason Kenney’s plan to unite Alberta’s right while at the Premier’s Stampede Breakfast in Calgary on Monday.

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When asked about Kenney’s bid to lead the province’s Progressive Conservative party, Notley suggested the MP was “out of touch with most Albertans.”

“I believe, quite frankly, that politicians who leave Alberta and then come back a decade-and-a-half later run the risk of making some unfortunate assumptions about what Alberta is like, and what Albertans care about.”

“I believe [Albertans] like to have their choices respected, and I believe Albertans – being a young modern, diverse province – have a very different view on a number of key issues.”
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Notley said her focus leading up to 2019 provincial election will be winning over Albertans who share NDP values.

“My focus as the premier of the province is to move forward on governing on the basis of the values that I presented to Albertans in the last election.”

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“In the next election, regardless of how many different parties have popped up or disappeared or come together, done a little do-si-do with each other, won’t matter because we’ll run on our record, the same record that Albertans chose in the last election.”

This year marked Notley’s second time attending the breakfast.


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