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Notley makes major campaign announcement

Last Updated Mar 20, 2019 at 11:01 am MDT

NDP leader Rachel Notley makes an announcement in Edmonton on the party's platform for energy resources (Credit - Carly Robinson/CityNews)

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley has kicked off her second day of campaigning with a promise to get more value out of the province’s oil and gas products.

She announced the plan at an Edmonton-based fabrication and engineering company.

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It aims to unlock $75 billion in investment, create 70,000 jobs and significantly increase the amount of petroleum processed in-province by 2030.

Notley says that will be achieved if the NDP is re-elected, by doubling incentives for petrochemical and upgrading projects over the next decade to $7 billion.

She says the expanded incentives will be made available on a more flexible, rolling basis.

Notley says it’s time to act like resource owners once again in Alberta, just like under former Progressive Conservative premier Peter Lougheed in the 1970s and 80s.