Singh, McPherson to meet at Edmonton's Fringe Festival
Published Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:30PM MDT
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will be spending his weekend in Alberta, meeting local party candidates in the province's largest cities ahead of the fall federal election.
On Saturday, Singh will attend the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival with Edmonton-Strathcona candidate Heather McPherson.
Speaking on Friday to his party's efforts to rally support in the western province, Singh told CTV Two's Alberta Primetime, "We're working really hard."
Longtime NDP MP Linda Duncan announced last year she would not be seeking reelection in the riding in 2019.
According to Singh, McPherson has received full support from Duncan.
"(McPherson has) got a really strong track record of fighting for communities, making sure the concerns of people are heard," Singh said.
"And she's got a strong voice that's going to make sure people know they've got someone that's going to go to Ottawa and make sure the concerns of Alberta are heard."
Sing added that although he and former Alberta premier, now Leader of the Official Opposition, Rachel Notley disagreed over energy issues like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, he believes there are still votes to be won in the province.
"Alberta New Democrats took a different position on Trans Mountain and I respect that. I have a position I took to the federal level, but we share so much in common, and the main focus being how do we help workers out? How do we help families out?"