March 13, 2018 12:26 pm

2 NDP cabinet ministers from Calgary to seek re-election in new seats

Joe Ceci announced his intention to run for the Alberta NDP in Calgary-Fort on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.

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Alberta’s redrawn electoral boundaries will see at least two NDP cabinet ministers seek re-election in a different constituency.

Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced via Twitter Tuesday morning he will seek the nomination in Calgary-Buffalo. Ceci was elected as an MLA in 2015 in Calgary-Fort, but much of the area he represents has been redrawn. He previously represented the area as a member of Calgary city council.

“The new riding of Buffalo will include Inglewood, East Village and Ramsay that I currently represent,” Ceci said in the tweet.

Calgary-Buffalo is currently held by Kathleen Ganley, Alberta’s minister of Justice and Solicitor General. She took to Twitter to announce she will seek the nomination in Calgary-Mountain View.

“Joe Ceci has represented his communities for 20 years with distinction,” Ganley tweeted out.

“I want him to continue that.”

Calgary-Mountain View is currently represented by David Swann, the lone Liberal to be re-elected in 2015.

READ MORE: Edmonton and Calgary getting additional seats in Alberta legislature

The boundaries in Calgary were redrawn to accommodate the addition of one more constituency for the city, bringing the total to 26 in the next provincial election.

While not set in stone, Alberta’s next provincial election is scheduled to be held sometime in the spring of 2019.

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