United Conservatives Calling For Alberta Election as Soon as Possible

UCP Leader Jason Kenney

UCP Leader Jason Kenney says he's requesting the Premier ask the Lieutenant Governor to sign the writ starting a general election in early February for a vote in early March.

United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney called for the next Alberta general election to be held as soon as possible under Alberta’s fixed-date election law. Alberta’s Elections Act requires that election day must occur between March 1 and May 31, 2019.

“I commend the Premier for saying that she will comply with the fixed election date law. But instead of bringing back a lame duck session of the Legislature next spring and tabling a budget with no credibility, the Premier should let the people decide. I am therefore requesting that the Premier ask the Lieutenant Governor to sign the writ starting a general election in early February for a vote in early March", said United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney.

He says this NDP government has lost the confidence of Albertans. "After three and a half years of NDP government, unemployment, taxes, debt, crime, bankruptcies, surgical wait times and poverty are all up, while incomes are down."

Kenney on Thursday also accused the Alberta New Democrats of being "completely out of touch with economic reality." He says the last thing Alberta needs is an effort by the NDP to delay facing voters by introducing a spring budget that could further damage the province's finances and economy.

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