POLITICS

Three parties have full slates of candidates for Alberta election

03/19/2012 02:34 EDT | Updated 05/19/2012 05:12 EDT
EDMONTON - With just days to go before the expected start of an Alberta election campaign, three of the main parties have full slates of candidates.

Wildrose Leader Danielle announced the last of her party's 87 candidates just prior to unveiling the bus she will use to travel the province during the campaign.

Premier Alison Redford's Tories and the New Democrats have previously announced full slates.

The Liberals are lagging behind with 57 candidates, but leader Raj Sherman says there will be 87 in place when voters go to the polls.

The Alberta Party has 26 candidates.

Redford has said she'll drop the writ soon after the provincial budget passes this week.