Alberta election campaign continues after minor drama at Danielle Smith announcement

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The Alberta election is nearing the end of its second week, as United Conservative Leader Danielle Smith dismisses concerns about over past musings about selling hospitals to private operators.

Smith was hustled offstage Thursday after a handful of vocal, placard-waving protesters disrupted a news conference in Calgary.

She later returned to take questions, comparing the protesters to the Opposition NDP and saying both seek to misrepresent her position on health care.

NDP Leader Rachel Notley was at a Calgary rally last night to promise $1.2 billion in spending on infrastructure in the city, including hospitals, schools and light-rail transit lines.

Neither Smith nor Notley have any scheduled public appearances on Friday.

UCP candidates RJ Sigurdson, Devin Dreeshen and Chantelle de Jonge are scheduled to make an announcement on energy policy in Okotoks on Friday morning.


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