NDP leader promises to spend $7B over 10 years to spur energy investment
NDP Leader Rachel Notley is promising to spend $7 billion over 10 years on incentives for companies willing to build petrochemical and upgrading facilities in Alberta if she is re-elected.
The investment would nearly double the $3.6 billion in incentives already committed by Notley's government.
Campaigning on Wednesday, Notley said the additional investment would encourage $75 billion in investment and 70,000 jobs by 2030.
Notley made her announcement at Cessco, an Edmonton company building components for the petrochemical industry.
Notley also has campaign appearances Wednesday in Red Deer and Lethbridge.
UCP Leader Jason Kenney is in Lethbridge on Wednesday. Alberta Party leader Stephen Mandel is campaigning in Edmonton.