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'No, we are not going to campaign together,' Notley says of federal NDP counterpart

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says she hasn't campaigned with the federal party leader because her focus is on what's best for the province — including pipelines.

Alberta NDP leader and Jagmeet Singh have 'two very different opinions' on pipelines

NDP Leader Rachel Notley said her job is to stand up for the people of Alberta rather than align with federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, with whom she disagrees on the issue of pipelines. (CBC)

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says she hasn't campaigned with the federal party leader because her focus is on what's best for the province — including pipelines.

During a campaign stop in Calgary Friday, Notley was asked about a Thursday rally with federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Alberta United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney.

Notley said the Kenney-Scheer rally makes her wonder if Kenney is even interested in standing up for Albertans.

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They attacked what they call the "Notley-Trudeau alliance."

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh won't be invited to come to Alberta to help his provincial cousins in their election campaign, Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says. (Matt Prokopchuk / CBC)

She questioned whether he's trying to get back into the ring in Ottawa for his own political purposes.

Notley said her job is to stand up for the people of Alberta rather than align with federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.

"As you know, I don't necessarily agree with the leader of our federal party as far as how that connects with the matter of pipelines," she said. "So, no, we are not going to campaign together because we have two very different opinions on the issue."

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