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NDP choose Jane Stroud and Steve Drover as provincial candidates

Last Updated Mar 20, 2019 at 11:15 am MDT

PHOTO. Councillor Jane Stroud and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. Nathalia Cordeau-Hilliard. REPORTER.

Fort McMurray New Democrats have chosen their candidates for the upcoming spring election.

Jane Stroud will run for the Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche riding and Stephen Drover will run for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo.

Stroud has served on the RMWB council since 2010 and recently ran in the 2018 by-election to replace Brian Jean.

As an advocate for the rural hamlets Stroud has worked hard to have piped water and sewer, upgrades to roads, sidewalks, a fire hall in Anzac, recreation and wellness facilities and a reduction in small business taxes.   

“I’ve spent the last nine years fighting for what matters to families on city council, and I’m running with Rachel Notley so I can continue that fight in Edmonton,” said Stroud in a press release. “Albertans have a choice this election, a choice between the big cuts of the conservatives, or to keep investing with Rachel.”

Drover currently serves as a school board trustee with the Fort McMurray Public School District and is a longtime oilsands operator and Union Member of UNIFOR 707-A.    

“I know how important is it to invest in the schools and teachers our communities need,” said Drover, in a press release. “Rachel Notley is fighting for what matters to parents and students and I’m running to make sure we continue to strengthen and protect education in Alberta.”  

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley congratulated Stroud and Drover on their nominations in a press release.

“Jane and Stephen both have a long record of fighting for families in Fort McMurray and I’m proud to have them on our team. They’ve got what it takes to stand up to conservative plans for cuts and pain and will be strong representatives for Fort McMurray in the legislature.”