CALGARY (660 NEWS) – With only a few days remaining before election day in Alberta, the provinces two major political parties are putting a focus on Calgary.
NDP Leader Rachel Notley has said before that Calgary is a battleground, and after a rally Saturday in the downtown core she told reporters that the goal is to not only keep the seats that were won in the last election but win more in the city.
“It is really important to me to be able to talk to Calgarians about our record and our plans for the future,” said Notley.
She adds that talking to Calgarians is the only way for the party to accomplish its goals.
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However, Mount Royal University Political Analyst Lori Williams said right now in Calgary there is a lot of hearts and minds that need to be changed, and this is why both the NDP and the UCP are focusing on Calgary.
“The unemployment rate is higher in Calgary than other parts in the province. This is a place where the different plans for getting pipelines built and other economic issues are being looked at closely,” Williams said.
She explains one of the main factors that show Calgary is a battleground is the fact Calgarians are seeing a lot of campaigning in the city.
Williams said that a part of that could be the reason some people are still unsure of who to vote for.
“It is almost hard to believe how many issues coming up daily and wondering where to put their vote.”