Danielle Smith will address Albertans tonight
Danielle Smith has intends to tackle three major issues during his short term.
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith will address the public during a televised address at 6:30 p.m. (MST) tonight. French speakers will be able to watch it via webcast on this page, with simultaneous translation.
Danielle Smith will present her vision for overcoming the three biggest challenges facing the province, according to her: the cost of living crisis, delays in the health system and federal government interference in areas of provincial jurisdiction.
Frédéric Boily, professor of political science at the University of Alberta's Campus Saint-Jean, believes that this will be an important speech, as it is his first meeting with the government. all Albertans.
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Frédéric Boily also believes that with such a maneuver Danielle Smith is trying to regain control over the message, after a chaotic start to the mandate.
The new prime minister has been embroiled in controversy in particular because of her statements about discrimination against unvaccinated people and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Her promises of health care reform and Alberta's sovereignty bill have raised concerns in many quarters.
She didn't elect on a message of continuity, but of profound changes, recalls Frédéric Boily.
She could take advantage of this tonight to try to get a message almost of appeasement, I would say, to avoid being in a state of excitement at the dawn of the legislative session, he explains.
This televised speech comes on a week before the Speech from the Throne, in which the new Prime Minister must detail her legislative program for the very short fall session.