Running on a platform of job creation, health care improvements, and reducing classroom sizes, the Liberal Party of Alberta rolled out their campaign promises earlier this week.
David Khan, a lawyer specializing in Indigenous rights and land-claims litigation, won the party's leadership in 2017, and he addressed his supporters in Calgary shortly after the announcement for the April 16th election date was made by Premier Rachel Notley on Tuesday, March 19th.
“We will bring an end to the distortionary first-past-the-post system that doesn’t reflect Alberta voters and their choices in the legislature. We will implement electoral reform. Alberta Liberals dream of a better province for everyone. We have big bold ideas, and big bold actions.”
Khan spoke about working to get away from the boom and bust cycle of Alberta's economy.
“We will get off the resource roller coaster and implement smart, fiscal policy. We will be rolling out a new plan that cuts taxes for everyone during this campaign. Albertans deserve a government that works for them.”
Khan is a former vice-president of the Alberta Liberals, and ran for the party in a by-election and in the last provincial vote.
Currently the Alberta Liberals, along with the Progressive Conservatives and Freedom Conservatives, each only have one sitting MLA.
Khan also says he would work to get six new seats in the legislature specifically for elected Indigenous members.