February 25th, 2024

Calgary legislature member first candidate for Alberta NDP leadership

By The Canadian Press on February 5, 2024.

Alberta NDP legislature member Kathleen Ganley, centre, announces she is running for the leadership of the party in Calgary, Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – The Alberta NDP leadership race has its first official candidate.

Calgary legislature member Kathleen Ganley, who served as Alberta’s justice minister when the NDP held office, announced she’s running to replace current leader Rachel Notley.

If successful, Ganley would be the first New Democrat leader from Calgary.

Notley announced last month she would be stepping down, with a new leader to be chosen in June.

Ganley was flanked by seven caucus members during her announcement in Calgary.

Other potential candidates include former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi along with Edmonton legislature members Sarah Hoffman and Rakhi Pancholi.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 5, 2024.

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