Whitecourt – Ste. Anne MLA Oneil Carlier told XM 105 FM Wednesday that he will seek the NDP nomination ahead of the next provincial election. Carlier will run in Lac Ste. Anne – Parkland, where his home is. The newly created constituency will be largely rural, northwest of Edmonton.
Changes to boundaries in 2017 saw the biggest centre of the previous constituency, Whitecourt, leave for West Yellowhead.
So far, Carlier is the first to step forward to seek the NDP nomination. Two people have announced their intentions to run for the UCP.