08/18/2014 06:30 EDT | Updated 10/18/2014 05:59 EDT

Rachel Notley, Alberta NDP Leadership Contender, Releases Top Priorities

NDP MLA Rachel Notley at the podium in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta Media Room.

CALGARY - Alberta NDP leadership contender Rachel Notley has released her top priorities if she should win the job in October.

Notley says she wants to help build a modern, progressive Alberta that provides people with quality health care.

Her other priorities are a modern, effective education system, a transition to cleaner energy and more community infrastructure to help the province’s growing population.

She says the long-ruling Progressive Conservatives are out of touch with people and voters are ready for a change.

Notley says she think the NDP is well positioned to provide Albertans with a viable alternative to the PC and Wildrose parties.

David Eggen and Rod Loyola are also running to replace current NDP Leader Brian Mason.

“I really believe that Albertan's values have moved beyond those of both conservative parties and in fact they are looking for a more progressive, forward-looking government with a different vision," Notley said Monday.

"I think that’s what Albertans tried to vote for in the last election in many respects and they were deeply disappointed and that trust was broken.” (CHQR)

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