On Monday, April 23rd – YOU will VOTE to elect not only a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), but also to elect THREE Senate Nominees for appointment to the Senate of Canada, to represent the province of Alberta. You will receive two ballots when you go to your voting station – one for MLA and one for Senate.
Alberta is the only province to hold elections for nominees to the Senate. The three nominees with the most votes will become Senators-in-Waiting to be appointed to the Senate of Canada by the Prime Minister. (He is under no legal obligation to appoint the Senators-in-Waiting to Senate, but there’s a traditional precedent – three previous nominees have been appointed to Senate.)
There are thirteen Senate candidates registered in this election, nominated between three provincial political parties and independents:
Elizabeth Johannson – EverGreen Party
Len Bracko – Independent
Perry Chahal – Independent
William Exelby – Independent
David Fletcher – Independent
Paul Frank – Independent
Ian Urquhart – Independent
Doug Black – Progressive Conservative Party
Mike Shaikh – Progressive Conservative Party
Scott Tannas – Progressive Conservative Party
Raymond Germain – Wildrose Party
Rob Gregory – Wildrose Party
Vitor Marciano – Wildrose Party
Click here to see the Senate candidates’ respondes to our arts survey, and don’t forget to VOTE on April 23!
For more information on the Senate election, visit Elections Alberta.