February 28, 2016 1:32 pm
Updated: February 28, 2016 1:35 pm

Alberta PCs nominate Prabhdeep Gill as candidate for Calgary-Greenway byelection

FILE: Interim PC Party leader Ric McIver.

Jason Franson, The Canadian Press

The Alberta Progressive Conservatives have nominated Prabhdeep Gill to run in the upcoming Calgary-Greenway byelection.

“It was a well-run race with more than 2,500 memberships sold,” PCAA Executive Director Troy Wason said in a statement on the party’s Facebook page.

“On behalf of the members of the PCAA from across Alberta, we congratulate Prab on his nomination and we thank all candidates for putting their names forward on the ballot. Now, we are focused on winning this byelection.”

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The nomination was held Saturday after the PC Party was criticized for initially appointing Gill to be the candidate in the March 22 vote.

Late last week, the PC Party’s board of directors overturned a decision by the constituency board to appoint Gill. Party leader Ric McIver said the party got an earful of criticism that suggested the decision to appoint a candidate was unfair and undemocratic.

READ MORE: PCs overturn Gill appointment, will hold Calgary Greenway nomination meeting

The Wildrose selected Devinder Toor as its candidate for the byelection. The Liberals have nominated Khalil Karbani, the NDP candidate is Roop Rai and Thana Boonlert is running for the Greens.

Premier Rachel Notley called the byelection last Tuesday.

READ MORE: Notley calls byelection in Calgary Greenway for March 22

The Calgary-Greenway seat has been vacant since late November when PC MLA Manmeet Bhullar was killed after helping a fellow driver on the QEII Highway.

With files from The Canadian Press. 

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