The “winds of change are blowing” through Alberta, says United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney.
Just days before Tuesday’s provincial election, Kenney made a campaign stop in Red Deer to show support to local UCP candidates Jason Stephan and Adriana LaGrange on Friday afternoon.
“We want the highest quality public health care, education, support for seniors and infrastructure. But we can only afford the best quality public services if we have a strong growing public sector economy,” Kenney said to the dozens attending the campaign stop.
Kenney said a UCP government would create a vibrant economy, lead the country in job creation, scrap the carbon tax and bring balance to the province’s finances.
Central Alberta has been “hit hard” in the oil field and agriculture industries, he added.
“We need to stand up for the oil field workers, for the farmers, for the small business people and for everybody struggling in central Alberta today,” said Kenney.
He said the NDP have run a campaign against “job creators who are the engine of economic growth.”
The province is “based on, built on, animated by entrepreneurial value, taking risks and working hard. Those are the values that will animate a future conservative government.”
Kenney said the UCP will do everything possible to make sure federal Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer is elected prime minister in this year’s federal election.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “and his alliance with (Alberta NDP Leader) Rachel Notley has given us the worst economic record since the Great Depression in this province, the longest period of economic decline and stagnation.
“Once we get a pro-jobs government here in Alberta next Tuesday, then we go to work helping our federal Conservatives replace Justin Trudeau in October.”