AB Provincial Election Update – March 28th 2019

Roads and crime were the main focuses of the NDP and UCP yesterday.

UCP leader Jason kenney has promised 30 million dollars to help fight crime in Alberta.

Kenney promised to invest $30 million to help combat crime, with $10 million going towards 50 new crown prosecutors and their support staff and the other $20 million for the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)

Kenny provided a list of crime statistic for Alberta, with the most notable being auto theft at three times the national average, with 62 vehicles stolen each day.

Rachel Notley is promising 1.4 billion to expand Alberta’s network of roads suitable to carry heavy loads. one of the roads would be a new access highway for fort McMurray, this new access highway will provide an additional evacuation route in the case of an emergency for all communities between Anzac and Fort Mckay.

Originally the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo endorsed the project in response to the 2016 wildfires that ripped through the region.

In the Peace Region the Alberta party candidate for peace river is vowing to get the province out of debt.

This is House’s first time in politics, House is known for his roll in CBC’s North of 60 and founding a project called Going Miles, a leadership initiative created to help indigenous youth grow and interact with today’s top indigenous talent.

UCP candidate Dan Williams said he will fight to bring the energy industry back to the peace and support the economy.

The NDP’s Debbie Jabbour said she will make sure the peace region is heard in the government and the needs of the Peace Region are met. Debbie recently turned the old Sears building along 100 street into her campaign office.