Alberta Votes Day Seventeen

May 17, 2023

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The eve of the leaders’ debate finds both parties on the defensive. The UCP are focusing on criticism of the NDP corporate tax rate hike and its economic questions, with two UCP candidates holding a media event today to further criticize the NDP’s proposed increase (three other UCP candidates held a similar event yesterday). The NDP meanwhile is calling for the resignation of a UCP candidate over comments made last fall. Both items are likely to appear again in tomorrow night’s sole leaders’ debate. While there’s been some volatility in recent polling, with both parties having some upside depending on the poll in question, all indications continue to suggest a close race. 


  • UCP candidates Devin Dreeshen (Innisfail-Sylvan Lake) and Demetrios Nicolaides (Calgary-Bow) made an announcement once again calling into question the NDP plan to raise corporate taxes. They also highlighted NDP candidate’s support for raising taxes. The NDP’s tax plan has provided significant opportunity for opponents to critique their plan. The UCP released a new ad reminding Albertans of how investment fled the province when they formed government in 2015.  
  • NDP candidates David Shepherd and Cam Heenan announced the NDP plan to improve EMS response times by growing capacity. The NDP will expand the Community Paramedic Program by funding 16 new units, offering paramedics a $10,000 signing bonus, creating 10,000 new post-secondary training spaces, and supporting existing community response units.  
  • UCP Leader Danielle Smith and Alberta Party Leader Barry Morishita are set to attend a local candidate debate tonight in Medicine Hat, where both are running for the Brooks-Medicine Hat seat. The two, along with NDP candidate Gwendoline Dirk, all previously faced off in a recent November 2022 byelection, which the UCP leader won with 54% of the vote.  
  • The emergency wildfire situation continues. As of this afternoon, 91 wildfires remain active, with 27 burning out of control.  

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