Albertans are heading to the polls for a spring election on Tuesday, April 16.
As a way of helping you make an informed decision on election night, Global News is keeping track of all the promises made by the main parties vying for your vote.
Here is a closer look at what the parties have pledged on infrastructure.
- March 22: Spend $1 billion over 10 years to protect Calgary from another major flood. Notley said the money would come out of the province’s Climate Leadership Plan, which includes a $30-per-tonne carbon tax
- March 27: Spend $1.4 billion to expand Alberta’s network of roads that handle large and oversized loads
- March 27: Build a secondary highway out of Fort McMurray to ease congestion and to give residents an alternative escape route in an emergency
- March 31: Create a 10-year strategy to bring high-speed internet to every Albertan and upgrade hockey arenas, swimming pools and recreation centres
To see all of the promises made by the Alberta NDP, click here.
United Conservative Party
- March 30: Maintain existing Capital Plan for 2019/20 through 2022/23
- March 30: Pass Alberta Infrastructure Act to provide transparency on prioritization criteria
- March 30: Use alternative financing (ie: public-private partnerships) for procurement of capital projects
- March 30: Limit use of cost plus contracts for procurement of capital projects
- March 30: Release annual infrastructure report
- March 30: Release 20-year strategic Capital Plan for Alberta
- April 3: Create Crown corp. called Aboriginal Opportunities Corporation, backstop $1B in Indigenous investment in natural resource projects, infrastructure
To see all of the promises made by the UCP, click here.
- March 28: Add a lane on the QEII between Calgary and Edmonton, creating the first corridor for self-driving vehicles in Canada
- March 29: Amend the Alberta Building Code to allow for tall wood buildings and mandate that all municipalities allow for their construction, and encourage advanced wood products be used more often in provincially-funded projects like schools and municipal buildings
- March 29: Create Alberta Forestry Technology and Research Institute (AFTRI) with $50 million in funding from Alberta Innovates. The AFTRI’s mandate would be to perform research and provide seed funding to industry-led projects
- April 2: Work with private industry to build a $15-million railway and pipeline corridor between Fort McMurray and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System at Delta Junction, where it would take oil to the Port of Valdez
To see all of the promises made by the Alberta Party, click here.
Alberta Liberal Party
- March 15: Double the funding for new affordable housing over the next five years. The party said it would commit an additional $50 million toward repairing and upgrading existing facilities
- March 22: The defunct Energy East pipeline to New Brunswick should be restarted, a federal bill overhauling environmental reviews should be amended and the NDP’s plan to ship more oil by rail should be nixed
To see all of the promises made by the Alberta Liberal Party, click here.
Promises will be tracked throughout the election campaign, so be sure to check back here for updated party platforms.
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