With three days left until Alberta’s provincial election begins, most parties are still filling their slates of candidates. The United Conservative Party is the only party currently with a full slate of 87 candidates. The Alberta NDP have named 84 candidates and are expected to complete their slate of 87 by Sunday, April 30.
The NDP have nominated Colleen Quintal in Cardston-Siksika. Quintal is President of the NDP constituency association in Lethbridge-East and works as a staff representative with CUPE in Lethbridge.
The NDP are expected to name candidates this weekend in Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie-Wapiti and Taber-Warner.
Here are the other recent updates to the list of Alberta election candidates:
- The Alberta Party has named Wayne Rufiange is as their candidate in Morinville-St. Albert. Rufiange sought the Alberta Party nomination in the riding in 2019, but was defeated by former St. Albert city councillor Neil Korotash. He instead ran in Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock in the last election.
- Brad Friesen is running for the Alberta Party in Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo.
- The Independence Party has nominated Rodney Bowen as their candidate in Central Peace-Notley.
- The Wildrose Independence Party has nominated interim party leader Jeevan Mangat in Innisfail-Sylvan Lake and Mike Lorusso in Highwood.
- The CBC’s Jason Markusoff has an analysis of the Alberta Pro-Life Political Association, a political party that acts like a political action committee.
- Supporters of disqualified UCP candidate Zulkifl Mujahid are planning to protest outside a UCP fundraising event in Fort McMurray. Premier Danielle Smith is expected to attend the event. Mujahid is expected to run as an Independent candidate against appointed UCP candidate Tany Yao. (h/t Alberta Elections Tracker).
Total nominated candidates
Here is the list of total nominated Alberta election candidates as of this morning:
- United Conservative Party: 87/87
- New Democratic Party 84/87
- Green Party: 31/87
- Alberta Party: 18/87
- Liberal Party: 11/87
- Independence Party of Alberta: 7/87
- Advantage Party of Alberta: 3/87
- Communist Party: 3/87
- Wildrose Independence Party: 2/87
- Buffalo Party 1/87
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