A Métis activist in Edmonton, Desjarlais is facing off against Kerry Diotte. For years, Diotte opposed federal climate action, including speaking at an anti-carbon tax rally in 2016 organized and supported by a number of notable climate deniers and denial groups, including Ezra Levant and Friends of Science. Meanwhile, he’s done nothing to support workers and communities through a just transition, instead spending his time and energy trying to prop up Big Oil. Blake has built a powerful ground game in Edmonton Griesbach, knocking on hundreds of doors and speaking to Albertans about what a just transition would look like for them. Surrounded by a sea of blue, Blake stands a good chance of becoming Alberta’s second NDP MP and shaping policy in Ottawa that finally puts the needs of Alberta communities ahead of oil and gas CEOs.