Posted on Jan 6, 2021


EDMONTON – Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley issued the following statement on the disorder in Washington, DC:


“The scene unfolding in Washington D.C. today is shocking.


“This dangerous and troubling situation was caused, and is being fueled by, the dangerous rhetoric of Donald Trump; a man who emboldened extremists, racists, and white supremacists and who openly condones this kind of assault on our democracy. Leadership matters and leaders matter. Today showed that more than ever.


“Our shared belief and commitment to democracy is stronger than this.


“Our relationship with our neighbours to the south will always be important to Albertans. I continue to hope for a swift and peaceful resolution so that Americans, and Albertans alike can work together toward an end to this pandemic, and a renewed economy that benefits and serves us all."