Chief Electoral Officer Sets Date for Alberta By-Election - State and Federal Communications

February 26, 2016  •  

Chief Electoral Officer Sets Date for Alberta By-Election

Flag of AlbertaAlberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, issued a writ to administer a by-election for the Calgary-Greenway electoral district to fill a seat in the Legislative Assembly. In the wake of the tragic passing of Progressive Conservative MLA Manmeet Bhullar last November, Alberta’s New Democratic Party (NDP) has set a March 22 election date.

Some other parties, which have yet to nominate candidates, are not pleased. They feel it is poor politics to rush to hold an election when the government has until May and not all parties have chosen their candidates.

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