In response to Premier Danielle Smith’s visit to Lethbridge and her not taking any questions from the media, Lethbridge-West candidate Shannon Phillips is reacting to the UCP’s new media policy change. Phillips says this change is cowardly.
“It takes voters for granted here in Lethbridge and throughout Southern Alberta. The way that we speak to the public is via the media, and we need to always be accountable. I know I learned all of those skills from watching my leader, Rachel Notley through being Premier, through being opposition leader, through her 15 years as an MLA. She has never shied away from questions. She has never shied away from talking to the public via the media. And it is just disgraceful that we have a Premier who now thinks that she’s above the rest of Albertans and she’s above talking to Albertans via the media,” said Shannon Phillips, NDP Lethbridge-West candidate.