NDP leadership debate shows new visions for future of the party

As the internal Alberta NDP leadership vote approaches, the party is hosting a series of official debates throughout the province to introduce the leadership seekers. The second official debate, hosted in Calgary on May 11, welcomed candidates Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse, Kathleen Ganley, Sarah Hoffman, Naheed Nenshi and Gil McGowan in a format that had each deliver an introductory statement, answer a pre-screened audience question, debate one-on-one with the others, and deliver closing remarks. Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse is Cree and Mohawk from Michel First Nation, and has been an MLA since the 2023 election. She was previously executive director for the Yellowhead Indigenous Education Foundation, and is a producer and broadcaster of Acimowin, an award-winning Indigenous radio program. “We need long-term strategic planning that is…

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