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No candidates seek Alberta Liberal Party leadership nomination

John Roggeveen will continue as interim leader at this time

The Alberta Liberal Party will have no permanent leader for the time being.

On Monday, the party announced nominations for leadership candidates had closed and no candidates have stepped forward.

“As we talked with Albertans from across the province in the lead-up to the leadership race, we were encouraged by the support we saw for the Alberta Liberal Party. People believe in our message, our values and our policies. There is genuine interest in building the party and continuing our good work,” said Helen McMenamin, party president.

“There were several interested candidates, but some could not make the commitment for personal reasons. Other young leaders in the party feel they need more time to learn and grow while building the party in other ways before they step into the Leadership role.”

McMenamin said its a challenging time for the party and for Alberta politics.

“We see signs of a brighter future for the Alberta Liberal Party. We will keep working towards that future and a better tomorrow for Albertans,” she said.

The Alberta Liberal Board of Directors will discuss the next steps for the party in the coming days. John Roggeveen will continue as interim leader at this time.

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