Rachel Notley is fighting to ensure post-secondary education is affordable and accessible to every Albertan. Rachel believes that money should never stand in the way of a young person following their dreams. That’s why she reversed cuts planned by the previous Conservative government and froze tuition for four straight years – saving the average student $2,000. Under Rachel’s leadership, Alberta has gone from one of the most expensive provinces to get an education, to one of the most affordable. She has supported colleges and universities with stable funding, while helping prepare students for the economy of the future by adding hundreds of new seats to tech-related programs. Albertans can trust Rachel to keep fighting for the right of every student to access world-class education and training opportunities.
Rachel Notley is fighting for farmers, for our agricultural sector, and for the small towns and rural communities that they support.
Rachel grew up in rural Alberta. She knows first hand that farming families are an essential pillar of Alberta’s economy, and an important part of our province’s cultural fabric.
Rachel is working hard to build a recovery that lasts, and growing our agriculture and forestry is a critical part of her plan. She invested tens of millions in expanded efficiency programs for farmers, ranchers, and food processors to help our industry get ahead of the competition in other provinces.
As well, thanks to her leadership, the City of Lethbridge secured the largest private sector investment in that city’s history – the $360 million expansion of Cavendish Farms, which will create good jobs and opportunities for local farmers.
Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters to children and families. Her $25 per day childcare centres have been called "life changing". Unlike conservatives who failed to act, and who let recommendations that would have saved lives sit on the shelf and gather dust, she took concrete action to improve the lives of children. She strengthened the mandate of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta (OCYA), she updated child protection legislation, and she’s invested in better supports for families.
Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters to Albertans and that includes investing in upgrades and renovations to important community projects like hockey rinks, curling clubs, community centres, and playgrounds. Rachel knows that a strong arts and culture sector makes for a strong province. That’s why she’s created Alberta’s first Artist in Residence - to promote Alberta artists and the art community. She also knows that our diversity is our strength. From launching a Francophone secretariat and first ever comprehensive French policy in Alberta, to being the first to raise the Transgender flag at the Legislature, she’s fighting for all Albertans.
Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters, and that includes ensuring Alberta has a strong and healthy democracy. After years of Conservative pay-to-play politics in Alberta, Rachel promised that elections would finally be decided on the basis of who has the best ideas, not who has the biggest bank account. Her government's first piece of legislation banned union and corporate donations and put elections back into the hands of every day Albertans. Since then, she's brought in strict spending and donations limits, the strictest rules around third-party advertising in the country, and created a new Elections Commissioner role to ensure the rules are being enforced. While the Conservatives continue to try to find ways around the rules, Rachel is going to keep fighting to make elections more fair, accessible, and balanced.
Rachel Notley is fighting for good jobs and an economy that works for everyone. That’s why she cut taxes for small businesses, while ensuring the super wealthy started to pay their fair share. It’s why she invested in targeted incentives for job creators, while raising the minimum wage to help working Albertans share in our province’s prosperity. Her Made in Alberta energy diversification plan is attracting billions in new investments. New industries like renewable power and the tech sector are starting to take off. And the deficit is steadily and responsibly being reduced. You can count on Rachel to keep fighting to ensure the recovery reaches every family.
Rachel Notley is fighting to ensure our kids get the best possible start in life. She refused to make kids pay the price for a drop in the price of oil. Instead, she reversed planned Conservative cuts and focused on what matters. Under Rachel’s leadership, Alberta is building and renovating over 240 new schools, has hired almost 4,000 new teachers and teaching assistants, and is putting resources into the classroom where they belong. She made life better for parents by cutting school fees. She passed legislation to protect vulnerable LGBTQ kids. Her team is also overseeing a common-sense, long-overdue modernization of the curriculum – replacing decades-old content, some of which predates the internet. Alberta families can trust Rachel to keep fighting for what matters – like good schools for our kids.
Rachel Notley is leading the fight to build pipelines and diversify Alberta’s economy. Despite setbacks, Rachel’s tough but thoughtful approach has brought us closer than ever to securing market access and a better price for the resources we all own. Her Made in Alberta energy diversification plan is finally moving Peter Lougheed’s vision closer to reality – creating thousands of new value-added jobs and bringing new investment in upgrading to our province. Her team has made Alberta a leader in renewable energy, providing families and businesses with affordable wind and solar power for the first time. Albertans can’t afford to stay on the boom-and-bust rollercoaster. That’s why you can trust Rachel and her team to keep fighting for an energy economy that’s built to last.
Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters like making sure we have clean air, water, and landscapes that will be there for future generations. She knows it's possible to take leading action on climate change and grow the economy at the same time. Because of her plan, we are attracting billions of dollars of investment in renewable energy in Alberta and those investments will only continue to grow. Rachel stands with the thousands of Albertans who built this province and she is fighting to make sure their legacy is preserved for generations to come.
Only Rachel Notley can be trusted to fight for public healthcare in Alberta. She cancelled the Conservative’s unfair health premiums and she’s fought to get shovels in the ground on the Calgary Cancer Centre. She’s building Edmonton’s first new hospital in decades, and she ended years of Conservative parking lot medicine by opening much needed dialysis units in Lac La Biche, Whitecourt, Edson and Hinton. Her investments in health care have added 1,200 additional doctors and 1,200 additional nurses across the province to address the needs of a growing population. Rachel’s going to keep fighting for what matters to Albertans – including long-term care, dementia care, home care and community medicine.
Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters to Indigenous people in Alberta. She has committed to implementing the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and knows that only through working together in the spirit of reconciliation can we move our province forward. Rachel is implementing mandatory Indigenous training for the Alberta Public Service to learn about treaties, residential schools, and historical and contemporary experiences of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Alberta. In consultation with Indigenous communities, she put together an Indigenous Climate Leadership Plan that is putting $35 million toward renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate leadership capacity in Indigenous communities across Alberta.
Rachel Notley is fighting for the things that matter most to Albertans. Her government was dealt a tough hand with low oil prices, but she refused to respond by closing schools or blowing up hospitals. Instead, Rachel’s team put Albertans to work building our province up – from a new cancer centre and rapid transit in Calgary, to affordable housing and light rail in Edmonton, to new schools in every corner of the province. These investments created tens of thousands of good-paying jobs when working families needed them the most. Albertans can trust Rachel to continue building and hiring – not cutting and firing.
Rachel Notley has been fighting to keep Albertans safe. She’s increased supports for Victims of Crime and her investments in Legal Aid are improving access to justice for vulnerable and low-income Albertans across the province. She eliminated the limitation period for victims of sexual and domestic abuse and developed the Best Practice Guidelines for Police Investigations into Sexual Assault. Rachel’s fought every day for the things that matter to our communities. Her Rural Crime Reduction Strategy has already led to an 11 per cent decrease in rural property crime.
Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters to everyday working people. She fought hard to modernize Alberta’s labour laws and now. thanks to her changes, workers in Alberta finally have the same rights and protections that workers across the country have had for years. She’s making sure Albertans are paid a fair wage and she fought to strengthen collective bargaining rights and made it fairer for workers wanting to organize. She also brought in new job-protected leaves to ensure that no parent ever again has to choose between taking care of a sick child and losing their jobs. Rachel’s got the backs of workers in Alberta and is proud to be on their side.
Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters to communities across Alberta. She knows that strong and resilient communities need stability and investment so we can build roads, hockey rinks, community centres,schools and other vital infrastructure. Her historic investments in infrastructure mean communities across Alberta are getting the resources they need to grow and succeed, all while creating jobs.
Seniors built our province and they deserve to know that their pensions will be protected, their housing will be maintained, and their communities will be safe for them. Only Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters to seniors. She’s ensuring seniors have the community supports they deserve, like the Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program, so they can better age in their community close to family and friends. She protected and strengthened Alberta seniors’ benefits and established the seniors advocate. Seniors also deserve a safe and affordable place to call home ‑ that’s why Rachel’s invested in new homes and lodges for seniors and lower income folks all across the province.
Rachel Notley is fighting to strengthen consumer protections and support a level playing field for businesses. Rachel believes ordinary Albertans should be protected when they make a purchase – and businesses should not be undermined by bad actors who don’t play by the rules. That’s why she took decisive action to ban practices like door-to-door sales of energy products and ended predatory “pay day” lending. Her landmark “Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses” legislation also protects Albertans when buying or repairing a car, buying concert tickets, taking out a loan or getting medical care for their pets. Albertans can trust Rachel Notley to continue fighting for consumers.
Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters to women in Alberta. She created the first standalone Status of Women ministry in Canada and, from appointing Alberta’s first gender-balanced cabinet to ending the Conservative old boys club in Alberta’s public service, Rachel’s ensuring that women are at the front of every decision she makes. She’s invested in affordable childcare, she’s working to end violence against women, she’s increased the minimum wage, and she stood up to conservative attacks on a woman’s right to choose. While Kenney wants to turn back the clock, Rachel is going to keep fighting to make life better for women in Alberta.
Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters by investing in roads, bridges, and transit because Albertans deserve to spend less time commuting and more time with our families. Through the toughest recession in decades, Rachel made historic investments in infrastructure that repaired and built our key transportation networks and created good jobs at a time when they were greatlyneeded.
Rachel knows that a good transportation network is essential to a strong economy. Her decision to invest in roads and bridges ensures the safe travel of Albertans and our loved ones, creates jobs and diversifies our economy, and makes sure that trade, business, and economic activity continues to flow safely and efficiently throughout Alberta.