NDP Candidates Want to Shut Down Alberta’s Oil and Gas Industry

(Okotoks, AB) May 12, 2023 — Today, the UCP are calling on NDP Leader Rachel Notley to condemn comments and actions from NDP candidates that directly attack and smear Alberta’s world-class energy sector, and the thousands of Albertans who make their living in it.

The NDP is running several candidates who have made extreme, anti-energy comments:

Highwood UCP candidate RJ Sigurdson said all Albertans should be concerned with these comments, particularly the ones from Van Tighem.

“Rachel Notley’s ‘star’ hand-picked candidate clearly has nothing but disdain for Albertans and Alberta’s energy sector. These comments are insulting and highlight how out-of-touch the NDP is with the lives of everyday Alberta families,” Sigurdson said.

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake UCP candidate Devin Dreeshen said Albertans cannot trust the NDP to manage the largest industry in the province.

“The NDP still hates our energy industry, even though it supports so many critical services Albertans rely on and thousands of livelihoods. It’s beyond concerning that the NDP clearly harbours so much contempt for this industry and the people who work in it,” Dreeshen said.

Chestermere-Strathmore UCP candidate Chantelle de Jonge said Albertans should not vote for the NDP, at a time when Alberta, Canada and the world need reliable energy from an ethical producer.

“Alberta’s energy industry has the highest environmental and human rights standards in the world. The fact the NDP don’t understand that shows they’re unfit to govern Alberta, and Albertans should not trust them,” de Jonge said.

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