Alberta NDP’s election law tweak leaves parties defending ‘bozo eruptions’ by nomination candidates

It was a change so small it was barely mentioned when Alberta’s NDP government passed sweeping election legislation a year and a half ago, but it’s opened up a new front for political attacks against the United Conservative Party.

Under the Fair Elections Financing Act, as soon as a potential candidate “announces his or her intention” to join a party’s nomination race, they must register with Elections Alberta, which then posts the names publicly on its website.

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