Friday, November 30, 2007

Nomination Watch

A few updates on provincial nominations across Alberta, courtesy of the good people at Daveberta and Alberta Tory. The full updated list can be found here, but I present a few highlights since I don't feel like blogging about Brian Mulroney today:



-In the south side of Calgary, a trio of candidates were nominated this week for the Alberta Liberals. Former journalist and, most importantly, calgarygrit reader, Laura Shutiak will be carrying the torch in Calgary Fish Creek. A good friend of mine, local lawyer John Roggeveen, will be going again in Calgary Shaw; John has a lot of good ideas about how to improve Alberta-Idaho relations so he should be a formidable foe for Cindy Ady. Lori Czerwinski will be going against Dave Rodney in Calgary Lougheed.



-In Edmonton, the PCs have nominated Naresh Bardwaj, Carl Benito, and a pair of federal Liberals, Andrew Beniuk and Raj Sherman. The ALP will put up former Catholic School Board Chair Debbie Cavaliere against Dr. Sherman in what should be a very competitive race.



-Back in Calgary, Lindsay Blackett will go for the Tories in Calgary North West. btw, Lindsay is a guy.



-Meanwhile, in Calgary Egmont, Craig Chandler ally and riding President David Crutcher has been impeached out of the presidency. In the words of Alberta Tory, one down, one to go...

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