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Alberta NDP pledges more schools, doctors for Grande Prairie

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley says her party will build two new schools in Grande Prairie if it wins the upcoming provincial government election. Speaking in Grande Prairie Thursday morning, Notley says they have heard about the need for a new Catholic K to 8 school and a replacement for PWA.

“We are very excited to announce that should we win the government election here we will definitely move forward on the construction of the Peace Wapiti Academy, and we will build a Catholic K to 8 school,” says Notley

Notley also committed to bringing more doctors to Grande Prairie using what’s referred to as Family Health Teams involving healthcare professionals working together in clinics.

“Albertans should have access to the healthcare they need when they need it from whom they need it without any concerns about how much money they have in their pockets.”

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Notley says she has spoken with local healthcare workers who say burnout is a challenge due to the hospital being constantly near or at capacity, as well as the overflow from when emergency rooms in nearby communities are temporarily closed.

In response to the campaign stop, United Conservative Party Grande Prairie candidate Nolan Dyck and Grande Prairie – Wapiti candidate Ron Wiebe released a joint statement arguing the NDP failed Grande Prairie when it came to delayed and over budget construction of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.

“Local contractors weren’t getting paid, and local families weren’t getting the health care services they deserved. The NDP simply couldn’t get it done for Grande Prairie.”

The NDP will vote on a candidate for the Grande Prairie riding on April 30th. Former city councillor Kevin McLean has put his name forward for the nomination.

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