Candidate nominations for the present general election in Alberta closed yesterday. The biggest news (again) is that Elections Alberta does not make it very friendly for people to use their data (A nice printable file, if not a downloadable spreadsheet file, would make the lives of people in the media a bit easier).
The New Democrats and the Progressive Conservatives are presenting candidates in all 83 ridings. The Liberals, surprisingly, are not running a candidate in Peace River. The Green Party has augmented its team to 79 for this election, up from 46 in 2004. They’ll be absent in Dunvegan-Central Peace, Peace River, Lac La Biche-St. Paul, and Whitecourt-Ste. Anne.