By Shari Narine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The race to form Alberta’s next provincial government is contentious and neck-and-neck between the incumbent United Conservative Party (UCP) and the New Democratic Party (NDP). As the days to next Monday’s election count down, there is one thing the two party leaders agree on_ the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC). During the May 18 leadership debate, the leaders were asked to acknowledge one specific policy that was implemented by the other that they supported. NDP leader Rachel Notley identified AIOC, a new Crown corporation created by the UCP government in 2020 under former premier Jason Kenney. AIOC had been a campaign promise Kenney ran on in the 2019 provincial election. Kenney was replaced as party leader and premier by Danielle Smith last October.
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