Support builds ahead of Alberta election | Alberta Elections 2023

Support builds ahead of Alberta election | Alberta Elections 2023

Support builds up ahead of Alberta election | ÉAlberta Elections 2023

The United Conservative Party and the New Democratic Party of Alberta will use the time remaining before election day on Monday to decide on the direction they will take if they form the next provincial government (Photo by archives).

As the election campaign draws to a close in Alberta, the two main parties, the United Conservative Party (UCP) and the New Democratic Party (NDP), are receiving support from political figures.

In Calgary, where the battle for key seats is still very close, according to the most recent poll commissioned by CBC News, a former mayor of the metropolis, Naheed Nenshi, gave his support to the leader of the NDP, Rachel Notley.

Mayor of Calgary from 2010 to 2021, he declared his support for the provincial New Democrats for the first time in an article published on the CTV News website.

< p class="e-p">This time I give my vote to Rachel Notley and the NDP. I will watch them carefully, supporting them if necessary and criticizing them if justified, just as I will with the PCU if they win [the elections], he said in the article published on Friday .

With advance voting closing Saturday at 8 p.m. and Election Day Monday, some federal politicians are also choosing to have their say on the election.

Pierre Poilievre, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, announced his support for the PCU and Danielle Smith on Thursday.

In a video on Danielle Smith's Twitter account, Pierre Poilievre posted warns voters against voting for the NDP, saying that the leader of this party would work for [Justin] Trudeau and [Jagmeet] Singh (…) .

On the other hand, the Conservatives will fight the carbon tax, they will defend Alberta and its energy sector, and they will unleash the full potential of our Alberta economy to grow and prosper in the future. #x27;future, says the leader of Canada's official opposition.

Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada, for his part declared his support for the PCU on Friday. The latter claims that the last time Rachel Notley and the NDP ruled the province, investment fled the province, leading to large-scale layoffs.

Following the announcement of Naheed Nenshi's endorsement, the NDP announced that the former mayor will be joining Rachel Notley for part of his final tour of Calgary on Friday afternoon. /p>

The former mayor spoke directly to voters in Calgary and across the province during a stop in Calgary-Foothills.

< p class="e-p">The return of Danielle Smith [at the head of the province] would involve a huge risk, because she cannot be trusted, he said. When she says, “Don't watch what I say, watch what I do,” I think that's not acceptable.

Naheed Nenshi continued claiming to be convinced that Danielle Smith lied repeatedly during the leaders' debate on May 18.

Former Calgary mayor also said he was convinced that Rachel Notley would get to work and do the right thing if she were to become prime minister again.