Provincial election roundup: May 10, 2023

Provincial election roundup: May 10, 2023

Here's a summary of useful things to know heading into the provincial election, including forums from interVivos and the Women's Health Coalition, agenda-setting from Alberta Municipalities and Public Interest Alberta, and news about Edmonton-area ridings.

Events and dates of note

Agenda-setting and temperature-taking

Election news in the Edmonton region

  • CBC identified a few ridings to watch in the Edmonton region: Edmonton-South West, where Kaycee Madu, the only successful UCP candidate in Edmonton in 2019, faces the NDP's Nathan Ip; Morinville-St. Albert, where the UCP's Dale Nally faces former Sturgeon County councillor Karen Shaw for the NDP; Strathcona-Sherwood Park, where the UCP's Nate Glubish faces Strathcona County councillor Bill Tonita of the NDP; and Sherwood Park, where UCP incumbent Jordan Walker faces the NDP's Kyle Kasawski, the Alberta Party's Sue Timanson, and Liberal Jacob Stacey.
  • Postmedia highlighted a few more ridings that had close finishes in 2019, including Edmonton-West Henday, where Brooks Arcand-Paul is hoping to keep the seat for the NDP against the UCP's Slava Cravceno; Edmonton South, where former city council candidate Rhiannon Hoyle is running for the NDP against the UCP's Joseph Angeles; Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, where UCP incumbent Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk is up against the NDP's Taneen Rudyk; and St. Albert, where NDP incumbent Marie Renaud faces Angela Wood from the UCP and Cameron Jefferies from the Green Party.
  • Candidates in Drayton Valley-Devon and Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland are among those who suspended their campaigns due to wildfire.
  • The Calgary Journal has published riding profiles written by MacEwan University journalism students, including Edmonton-West Henday, Edmonton-South West, Spruce Grove-Stony Plain, Strathcona-Sherwood Park, and Sherwood Park.
  • The Sherwood Park News took a look at who's running in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, Strathcona-Sherwood Park, and Sherwood Park.
  • The St. Albert Gazette gathered up who's running in St. Albert and St. Albert-Morinville.
  • Green Party Leader Jordan Wilkie, who is running in Edmonton-Rutherford, was among the leaders of smaller parties who spoke to CBC about trying to break into what is seen as a fight between the UCP and the NDP.

Photo: As it did in 2019, interVivos is putting on A Provincial Affair, a "non-partisan unforum" allowing Edmontonians to interact with local experts on key issues in the coming election. (interVivos/Facebook)