PC Party takes action in Calgary West;
Calgary – Bill Smith, President of the PCAA, announced today steps to be taken in response to concerns with the recent Calgary West PC nomination.
"The PCAA received several written complaints about the eligibility of some of those who voted in the recent nomination for Calgary West. After a thorough review of memberships, and on the advice of the PCAA Executive Director, we have disallowed the nomination. There is currently no candidate nominated in Calgary West," said Smith.
Due to tight timelines, the PCAA is asking the duly elected PC Board of Calgary West to consider possible candidates and submit 3 names from which the Leader can choose.
"In such circumstances, it is the normal process to simply appoint a candidate, but we feel the Board should have input into this process. The Board of Calgary West has been extremely co-operative during our review," added Smith. "I want to thank all of the volunteers for their hard work and as a Party we praise them for participating in the democratic process in our province."
The PCAA does not hold any one candidate or campaign responsible for the unfortunate situation. The PCAA also announces the appointment of Jamie Lall as the PC candidate for Calgary Buffalo & Emerson Mayers as the candidate for Edmonton Strathcona.