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UCP’s Smith votes at advance poll as Alberta election enters final week

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Alberta UCP Leader Danielle Smith votes at an advance voting station in Calgary on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Advance polls opened Tuesday and election day is Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

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United Conservative Party Leader Danielle Smith took advantage of an advance poll Tuesday to cast her vote in Monday’s Alberta election.

Traffic at the Haysboro Community Centre in southwest Calgary was steady after the advance polls opened.

But there was only one other person inside when Smith — accompanied by her support team, security officers and a throng of media — arrived.

She was asked to verify her address, answered “yes” when asked if she was a Canadian citizen, and laughed and thanked the poll worker who asked her if she was over the age of 18.

Smith declined to speak to the media after she cast her ballot.

Both Smith and NDP Leader Rachel Notley decided to cast their advance votes in Calgary, which is considered to be a major battleground in determining the province’s next premier.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 23, 2023.

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Calgary, Edmonton mayors expect good relationship with re-elected UCP government

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Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek speaks at an announcement in Calgary on April 25, 2023. The mayors of Alberta’s two largest cities say they expect a good relationship with a re-elected United Conservative Party government, despite its loss of seats in Calgary and Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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The mayors of Alberta’s two largest cities say they expect a good relationship with a re-elected United Conservative Party government, despite its loss of seats in Calgary and Edmonton.

Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek adds that all politicians need to stand up against hate and divisiveness.

Gondek and Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi say the cities and the province need to work together to address affordability.

Sohi adds that it’s unfortunate Edmonton won’t have any representation in the provincial government.

Danielle Smith’s UCP dominated outside the two big cities while retaining enough support in Calgary to lessen the pain of an NDP sweep in Edmonton and win a second consecutive majority government.

Several of Smith’s cabinet ministers were unseated, including former health minister Jason Copping and former mental health and addiction minister Nicholas Milliken in Calgary, as well as deputy premier Kaycee Madu in Edmonton.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 30, 2023.

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