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Friday, July 04, 2008

who's your federal candidate?

I've updated the list of nominated federal elections candidates in Alberta - with some help from Alice at - I'm hoping that it's an accurate list of voter seekers. Here are some of the updates:

- Devinder Shory is the Conservative candidate in Calgary-Northeast. Shory will more that likely be elected to replace Reform Party-era MP Art Hanger.

- Former NDP MLA Ray Martin is seeking the NDP nomination in Edmonton-East. Martin served as Leader of the Official Opposition from 1984 to 1993 and NDP leader from 1984 to 1994. He was elected MLA for Edmonton-Norwood from 1982 to 1993 and Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview from 2004 to 2008. In March 2008, he was defeated by Tory Tony Vandermeer. Martin has previously federally in Edmonton-North (1997) and Edmonton-Centre East (2000).

- Hana Razga has been nominated in Edmonton-Leduc. Most recently, Razga was a provincial candidate in Edmonton-Whitemud and a municipal candidate in the 2007 Ward 4 elections.

And on the topic of a federal election... Stéphane Dion is in Edmonton this week to talk about his Green Shift tax plan. He'll be in town Monday, July 7 at the Polish Hall 10960 - 104 Street from 6pm to 8pm.


Art said...

Sweet - Ray Martin in East and Linda Duncan in Strathcona - this is going to be the NDP`s best federal campaign in Edmonton since 1988.

Anonymous said...

Hana Razga won a contested nomination over fellow NDP'er Jim Graves.

Her team came together nicely for that so she should have one of the NDP's better Edm-Leduc showings in the general election.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Bob Rae is in Edmonton this Thursday.

What's with the Liberal big-wigs wasting their time in Edmonton? They have only one seat they could possibly take and that's Edmonton Centre... long shot at best.

The Liberals will run third in most Alberta ridings. Dion is just an awful leader.

Harry Potter said...

The Liberals are coming here to show the rest of Canada they are willing to stand up to big bad red neck Alberta. It's not about winning here, but playing off negative stereotypes of Albertans to win votes in Ontario.

Anonymous said...

Wow, good call Harry Potter. I hadn't even thought of that but it does make total sense. Dion has been getting national headlines by pretending he'll liberate us from our ourselves (or the people we freely elected).

Alberta will make a great target now that the bulk of Ontario's manufacturing jobs are dissapearing and Dion has no fix for that.

I guess he'll shut down the oil sands and we can all be equally unemployed, improverished and unhappy. At least it will meet the Liberal litmus test of "fairness".

pret said...

I voted for Martin in the last election and I will vote for him as a federal candidate.