Two candidates are seeking the New Democratic Party nomination to run in the Calgary-Greenway provincial by-election, which will need to be called before the end of May 2016. The NDP nomination meeting will be held on Feb. 20, 2016.
- Roop Rai is known in northeast Calgary from her time as a host of the Roshni program on Red FM radio station. She is now constituency assistant for MLA Irfan Sabir in the neighbouring Calgary-McCall constituency.
Matt McMillan is the manager of MLA Ricardo Miranda‘s constituency office in the neighbouring of Calgary-Cross. His is a former vice-president external of the University of Calgary Students’ Union and, according to his linkedin profile, a Reserve Officer in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets. Mr. McMillan sought the NDP nomination to run in the Calgary-Centre federal by-election in 2012.I am now told that Mr. McMillan is no longer a candidate in the nomination race.
- I am told that John Phillips, a Calgary lawyer, has now entered the nomination contest.
According to the Calgary Herald, 2015 candidate Devinder Toor will challenge Robin Martin for the March 5, 2016 Wildrose Party nomination. Mr. Toor placed third and earned 20 percent of the vote in the May 2015 election.
Two candidates are contesting the Liberal Party nomination, which is scheduled to take place on Feb. 29, 2016.
- Saima Jamal is a social activist and a founding member of the Syrian Refugee Support Group in Calgary. She also has the endorsement of interim party leader David Swann.
- Khalil Karbani briefly contested the Wildrose nomination in Calgary-McCall in 2011 before being disqualified. He is the president of the Taradale Community Association.
A full list of nomination candidates and their social media links can be found here.