The day before the NDP summit opened in Edmonton, Jagmeet Singh and the party's candidate for Edmonton Centre, Trisha Estabrooks, went door-to-door in the provincial capital.
Manitoba could have been a fairly logical choice with the recent Wab Kinew victory, but at the same time, Alberta on the national scene represents the stronghold of the Conservatives. And so, it’s telling the entire Canadian electorate that we are ready for the electoral battle.
A quote from Frédéric Boily, professor of political science at Campus Saint-Jean d'Edmonton
The move of the New Democratic caucus also comes in a context where the provincial NDP will soon change its face. Its boss since 2014, Rachel Notley, announced on January 16 that she wanted to leave her position.
For Frédéric Boily, the choice of Alberta for these meetings is not insignificant.
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What may be a little more difficult for the New Democrats is the whole carbon tax issue, the pipeline issue that has divided the New Democratic family in the past. I will not be surprised if the federal New Democrats meet in Alberta to send a message to the provincial New Democrats that we must form a united family, he emphasizes.
The NDP currently has 25 parliamentary seats. The next federal election is scheduled for October 20, 2025.