Let the nomination process begin.
David Heyman, spokesperson for the Alberta premier’s office, told Metro yesterday a byelection in Calgary-Glenmore could happen either in late summer or early fall. While Premier Ed Stelmach hasn’t officially made the announcement, parties are readying for the opening left in former MLA Ron Stevens’ riding.
Jim Campbell, executive director for the PC Association of Alberta said the party is gearing up for the nomination process.
“I just have to make sure they follow the rules but they announce to me when they are done with the nomination process,” Campbell said. “Once a nomination is open they have four weeks until close.”
Campbell said the party will announce the nominee process through advertising in the next few days or weeks.
The Alberta Liberal party also has people seeking nominations already, according to party president Tony Sansotta, though he won’t confirm how many.
“We want to make sure they are in line with our Liberal values and have a standing in the community to win the riding,” he said.
Calgary alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart has told city media she will throw her hat into the ring for the PC nomination.