Calgary comes out in force for NDP campaign – Week in review


CALGARY – It’s been an exciting week for Alberta NDP candidate Dr. Phillip van der Merwe’s campaign in the Calgary-Lougheed byelection. The campaign office has been full of volunteers every day, with more than 150 supporters knocking on more than 9,000 doors in every neighbourhood in Calgary-Lougheed.

This strong showing of support comes after more than 200 Calgarians joined Rachel Notley to celebrate the grand opening of the campaign office last week, with more than a thousand people watching the event online.

“I’ve been surrounded by the most amazing supporters all week,” Dr. van der Merwe said at his campaign office. “Their passion for making life better here in Calgary has inspired me. I’m so proud to have such an energetic team.”

Dr. van der Merwe and his team are talking to families about how their government is making life better by focusing on jobs, affordability, and protecting public services, and how Rachel Notley has been championing Alberta energy and jobs. The campaign team has heard loud and clear that families in Calgary-Lougheed aren’t interested in extreme policies that will jeopardize pipeline approvals and put Alberta’s economic recovery at risk.

“We’ve been getting such a positive response to Phillip’s campaign at the doors,” supporter Nancy Janovicek, a professor, said on Saturday. “Families here in Calgary-Lougheed are excited about the work their government is doing to create jobs and protect public services, and they want to see that work continue.”

The Calgary-Lougheed byelection will be held on December 14.


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