-It sounds like David Emerson will not be running again.
-Palliser MP Dave Batters will not be running again, due to medical reasons. Batters knocked of Dick Proctor to win this seat in 2004 and won by 10% over his NDP opponent last time. This Liberals will be running a former Regina police chief in the riding.
-The Liberals anounced a star candidate in Manitoba today, convincing Bob Friesen, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, to run against Steven Fletcher in Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia. Hopefully this will help the party's credibility with the farming community.
-Former PC MP Andre Bachand, who called said the idea of a merger between the PCs and Alliance "gives me a rash and no dermatologist can fix this problem" must have found a good dermatologist, because he'll be the Conservative candidate in Sherbrooke. It's definitely a long shot riding for Bachand, but he's pretty much guaranteed a cabinet position if he wins, so it may not be a bad gamble on his part.