Albertan. Mom to children & dogs. Wife. Friend. Leader of the Alberta NDP. Account run by Rachel Notley and staff. She/Her #ableg
Nov 10 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
Late yesterday afternoon, the UCP gravy train hit full speed.
Let me explain. 🧵
Yesterday, the UCP introduced Bill 8, which will remove the $200 cap on gifts to elected officials.
I have to tell you in my time as an MLA I’ve never had a constituent complain that they couldn’t give me a more expensive gift.
Nov 7 • 12 tweets • 2 min read
We’re sharing documents that have come into our possession. I'll be completely candid - they showed up in the mail. I don’t know who sent them.
There are 35 pages of photos of a presentation to cabinet detailing the UCP’s scheme to rip apart Albertans’ public health care.
This is a plan to massively concentrate control of healthcare in Danielle Smith’s office.
It’s a blueprint for chaos in our clinics and hospitals.
Sep 21 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
Today, Danielle Smith took the first step to steal your pension.
She did it by releasing a report riddled with fake numbers — and now plans to spend your money campaigning to convince you it’s a good idea.
In short, your pension is not safe.
Let me explain. 🧵
For years, the UCP has talked about doing this.
And while Smith claims today she wouldn’t have control of Albertans’ pensions funds.
In the past, she has talked openly about your pension to pay for a police force.
May 25 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Happy “gotcha day” Johnny Cash.
Three years ago, like many Albertans, my family adopted a "COVID pup" from Zoe’s animal rescue society. 🧵
Johnny was a tiny puppy, we had no idea he’d get so big (over 90 lbs now).
We watched with amazement (and a little horror) as he grew by leaps and grounds that summer.
With big dog comes big love. Johnny is a great cuddler. Johnny is trained-ish.
May 25 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
If we win this election, we will expand affordable childcare to include before- and after-school care—and we will accelerate $10/day childcare for all Albertans.
We need affordable childcare that works for working parents.
“Childcare creates opportunities for our kids to have the best start in life by preparing them for school and ensuring they learn through play,” said @pancholi_rakhi.
May 24 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Here is my statement on Danielle Smith’s connection with Artur Pawlowski:
I’m writing today as someone seeking to become Premier of Alberta.
But I am also someone who simply and deeply loves this province.
And I am profoundly concerned about all we have seen today.
If Danielle Smith is elected Premier, this is what the next four years looks like.
Extremism being shouted from the steps of the Legislature.
Instability for our economy.
Hate and transphobia and a furthering of a division that only serves to harm Alberta.
May 6 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
As I write, 107 wildfires are burning across the province and more than 24,500 Albertans have been displaced.
I want to take a moment to speak to those under evacuation order, to our heroic firefighters, and to all Albertans.
First, to everyone who is under an evacuation order: I can’t imagine how frightening it must be to leave your home without knowing when you can return and without knowing what your community will look like when you do. 🧵 2/11
Apr 19 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Good climate policy is also good economic policy.
Danielle Smith’s fake climate plan means Alberta will miss out on billions of dollars of job-creating investment.
The Alberta NDP has a robust plan that will create good-paying jobs and drive growth. 🧵
Danielle Smith’s so-called "aspirational" plan doesn't set any firm targets, lacks accountability, and fails to address the threat of climate change. It also fails to create a robust investment environment with certainty for the energy industry and the clean tech industry.
Apr 18 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Yesterday, we made a big platform commitment: $200 million for a downtown Calgary campus as part of our innovative plan to revitalize the city’s core.
Here’s what this exciting announcement means for Calgary and for Alberta’s wider post-secondary ecosystem. 🧵
The funding is designed to establish a permanent campus downtown to bring businesses, students, and researchers together to facilitate collaboration and innovation, and support economic diversification. It will also be used to provide student housing downtown.
Dec 14, 2022 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
Tonight, the UCP defeated my Bill 201: The Public Health Care Delivery Standards Act, which would have had a major impact in ensuring Albertans get the healthcare they need.
Let me tell you what it would have done for you. 🧵
The Bill would have set standards for emergency room waits, ambulance response, the time it takes to see a doctor and so on. Where those times weren’t being met — where you weren’t getting the care you deserve — government would have to provide additional resources.
Nothing from the UCP to get Albertans a family doctor, nothing to address the specific calls from frontline paramedics to reduce wait times, and nothing to get children’s medication in the hands of Alberta parents. 🧵
The new round of chaos Danielle Smith is inflicting on health care will make the situation worse. Health care workers deserve leadership that will listen to them and support them.
I want to take a moment to speak directly to all of the young Albertans who are considering making the choice to leave our province.
I know things look bleak under the UCP. From cutting the youth minimum wage to raising the cost of your tuition, they have trampled on the opportunities this province once presented for you to build your future.
We depend on tradespeople to build everything from roads and hospitals to pipelines and refineries. Yet skilled trades training centres don’t get a penny of provincial funding, even as Alberta faces a skills shortage.
The @albertaNDP will change that. 🧵 #ableg
I have announced that we will scale up the number of Albertans who can seek meaningful employment in a trade by directly funding skilled trades training centres. #ableg