Alberta Votes Day Twenty-Four

Day 24 

Election Day: May 29, 2023 

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A record-breaking 161,000 Albertans voted on the first day of advance voting. As of this afternoon, that number increased to a total of 268,000 ballots cast. Today, both parties are making their final case to voters as UCP and NDP party leaders made media appearances in Calgary. The leaders returned to key themes that launched their campaigns less than a month ago. For UCP leader Danielle Smith, that key message is about addressing affordability by cutting taxes. For NDP leader Rachel Notley, the key message is about fixing the health care crisis and choosing a Premier you can trust.  


  • In Calgary, UCP leader Danielle Smith announced that Bill 1 under a re-elected UCP government would be the Taxpayer Protection Amendment Act. Proposed legislation would require that any increase in personal taxes or corporate taxes would first need to pass a referendum so all Albertans would have a say.  
  • In Calgary, NDP leader Rachel Notley held a media availability. The NDP leader began with prepared remarks making a final case to Albertans for an NDP government while highlighting her commitments regarding affordability, healthcare, education, and pensions. During questions, she defended her party’s plan to increase corporate taxes from the current 8% to 11%, a commitment that would fall one percentage point short of the rate that was in place under the previous NDP government. 
  • In Edmonton, NDP candidate Rakhi Pancholi (Edmonton-Whitemud) said that an NDP government would implement $10/day childcare across the province by the end of 2024.  This plan would expedite the current 2026 target and expand the plan to include before-school and after-school care.  
  • An open letter signed by 190 emergency room doctors states that “our emergency departments are collapsing and front-line health-care workers have truly had enough”. The letter calls on Alberta’s next government to take action. 
  • In today’s media availability, UCP leader Danielle Smith said that Lacombe-Ponoka candidate Jennifer Johnson would not sit in the UCP caucus if elected after questions about her status in the party re-emerged. The UCP had indicated to media that the party cut off all candidate support, including access to funds, volunteers, and voter contact databases. 

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