Alberta NDP Premier Notley calls for April 16 election
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has called for an election to be held on April 16th.
The Notley New Democrats will be up against Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party, a new party that was established in July 2017 as a merger between the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta and the Wildrose Party.
Notley is calling the election at a time in which many Albertans are unsatisfied. With a struggling and underutilized oil industry, and an economy whose future remains a mystery, Notley will surely be heading into the election with her work cut out for her.
The campaign is expected to focus primarily on the economy, a key issue that has been a wrench in Notley's side her entire term in office, as well as the repeated failures surrounding the construction of pipelines.