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edmontonjournal edmontonjournal.com 07 Sep, 2021 10:30 am

Alberta NDP-connected group sought to influence Edmonton's municipal election by limiting number of progressive candidates

Alberta NDP-connected group sought to influence Edmonton's municipal election by limiting number of progressive candidates
Power brokers connected to Alberta’s NDP have taken an unusually active role in Edmonton’s civic election by making endorsements, running campaigns and forming…

NDP endorsements Hoffman, who said she wasn’t involved in discussions by the ERC but her email address was added to the chain, has endorsed three candidates for Edmonton city council.Hoffman said her endorsements are based on shared values with these candidates that she has a personal relationship with and she hopes her backing will show voters what they stand for.“I think every candidate running for any form of office should be doing their best to reach out to people who share their values and share their hopes for the future,” Hoffman said in an interview with Postmedia.” Hoffman said she didn’t share donors lists with any of the candidates she endorsed but has introduced them to people in her network.

Power brokers connected to Alberta’s NDP have taken an unusually active role in Edmonton’s civic election by making endorsements, running campaigns and forming a group that aims to limit the number of progressive candidates in key wards.People on the organization’s email list include candidates, labour organizers as well as prominent Alberta NDP members, namely MLA Sarah Hoffman and NDP Leader Rachel Notley’s husband, Lou Arab.

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