ALBERTA

Notley Says She'll Be Happy To Work With Whoever Wins The Federal Election

10/16/2015 04:12 EDT | Updated 10/16/2015 04:59 EDT
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Rachel Notley, Alberta's premier, right, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Kinder Morgan Inc. may need to shift its Trans Mountain pipeline to a different port in British Columbia to win over opponents to the lines expansion, Notley said. Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says it's no secret she is voting for her federal NDP counterpart in Monday's federal election, but adds she has purposely kept a "light touch'' and stayed away from electioneering.

Notley says she still thinks Tom Mulcair is the best choice for prime minister, although she would be happy to work with any of the three major leaders.

Notley is to be host to Mulcair at a rally in Edmonton on Friday.

The NDP premier has been on the receiving end of a few shots from Conservative Leader Stephen Harper during the election, but for the most part has turned the other cheek.

The premier says Alberta will need to have a good relationship with the federal government — no matter who wins — especially in light of a financial downturn the province faces due to low oil prices.

Notley also points out that it would be unwise to prejudge the outcome before the votes are all counted on Monday.

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