November 17, 2017 3:23 pm
Updated: November 17, 2017 5:55 pm

Liberal Leader David Khan to run in Dec. 14 Calgary byelection

A file photo of Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan.

CREDIT: Facebook/David Khan

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan says he will seek a seat in the legislature by running in a Dec. 14 byelection in Calgary Lougheed.

Khan, who practises law in Calgary, was chosen to be the party’s leader in June.

READ MORE: New leader David Khan says he’s ready to rebuild Alberta Liberals

Former leader David Swann is the only Liberal with a seat in the legislature.

Watch below from June 6: David Khan joins Global Calgary to discuss his new role as the leader of the Alberta Liberal Party.

Story continues below

Khan says the Liberals are an alternative to what he calls the poor-economic policies of the governing NDP and the failed social policies of the United Conservatives.

The byelection became necessary when United Conservative MLA Dave Rodney gave up the seat to give party leader Jason Kenney a chance to get into the legislature.

READ MORE: Alberta MLA Rodney says giving up seat for Kenney was his idea

Kenney has already been acclaimed as the United Conservative candidate.

Premier Rachel Notley‘s NDP will acclaim Calgary doctor Phillip van der Merwe on the weekend.

The Alberta Party’s board of directors is to decide this weekend whether to field a candidate.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.