The race for the next MLA for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche is now underway. With March 15th set as the by-election date.
“Today is the deadline for a writ to be issued. It was just approved by cabinet and should be signed by the lieutenant-governor by now or very shortly. It then goes to Elections Alberta for the formal issue,” Kenney said.
Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche has been vacant since August of 2021 when then MLA Laila Goodridge resigned to run for the federal Conservatives.
As of publication, only four candidates have filed paperwork with Elections Alberta to run in the upcoming by-election.
Brian Jean the former Wildrose leader, and MLA for Fort McMurray before resigning in 2018 is the United Conservative Party’s candidate for the upcoming byelection, while the Alberta NDP candidate is Ariana Mancini, a school teacher in Fort McMurray.
Also on the ballot is Paul Hinman, the Wildrose Independence Party leader. He served as MLA twice before.
The Alberta Advantage Party leader Marilyn Burns is also on the ballot.