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NDP Leader Rachel Notley promises $1.2B for Calgary schools, hospitals, transit lines

CALGARY — The Alberta NDP is promising to build more hospitals, schools and light-rail transit lines in Calgary if the party is elected on May 29.

Leader Rachel Notley is to make an announcement to spend $1.2 billion on infrastructure at a rally this evening with supporters in northwestern Calgary.

She says in a statement that the money is to go toward projects such as light-rail transit, a north health campus and 40 new schools.

Notley says the funding will create thousands of jobs over the next three years. 

She also repeated an earlier pledge to build a permanent post-secondary campus in the city’s downtown.

Both parties have been focused on Alberta’s largest city during this month’s election campaign.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2023.

The Canadian Press

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