One day into her new party, Calgary – North West MLA Sandra Jansen is feeling pretty happy with her decision.
Jansen crossed the floor from the Alberta PC’s on Thursday to join the ruling Alberta NDP. That followed her dropping from the PC leadership race on November 8.
Friday, she told 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen that “I think the best fit for me, right now, is working in a government that I consider to be pragmatic, centrist. I was welcomed with open arms. The caucus was absolutely amazing.”
When Jansen dropped from the PC leadership race, she said it was because of the harassment she was getting from other party members who supported other candidates. She claimed that at the Red Deer policy convention, no one wanted to talk about policy.
Jansen said Friday that when she met with Premier Notley, it was a different story. “The policy that I brought forward in my campaign, she liked it. The things I had been working on since the summer were policy pieces she wanted to consider.”
Asked if the premier had offered Jansen a cabinet position, Jansen said, “Rachel Notley promised me nothing but respect. And respect is something that I think is incredibly important to do your job.” (eb)