June 16, 2014: “Rachel Notley announced her entry into the NDP leadership race in Calgary today.
The Edmonton-Strathcona MLA says Alberta needs a modern and progressive government, and she believes the NDP can provide a viable option in the next provincial election.
'Alberta is changing. It is modern, diverse and forward-thinking,' said Notley. 'We are on the verge of taking our place in the world and capitalizing on our potential, but as Alberta and its people change, our politics lag behind.'
'I am ready to lead that change.'
The leadership race comes after Brian Mason announced he would be resigning this fall.”