National Newswatch

A daughter of former Alberta premier Ralph Klein is supporting the NDP in Tuesday’s provincial election.

Angie Klein said Thursday that her famous father may have led the Progressive Conservatives for 14 years, but it’s time for a new government. The Tories have had their turn running the province, and they’re not doing a good job, she said.

Her father, who died in 2013, would have encouraged her to vote for the party of her choice, she said.

“He’d say, ‘Go girl,’ I’m sure,” Klein said in a phone interview while working in her Edmonton flower shop.

“He was a firm believer in follow your heart and, quite frankly, he was a Liberal when he ran for the PCs.”

The Canadian Press
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