02/23/2016 04:39 EST | Updated 02/23/2016 04:59 EST

Calgary Greenway Byelection To Take Place On March 22

The seat was left vacant by the death of Manmeet Bhullar.

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EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley has dropped the writ for a byelection to fill a seat left vacant by the death of a member of the legislature.

Voters in the Calgary Greenway constituency are to go to the polls on March 22 to replace Progressive Conservative MLA Manmeet Bhullar.

Bhullar was killed last November in a traffic accident.

The NDP already has a candidate, but the opposition parties are scrambling to move up their nomination dates to get candidates in place.

The Wildrose party has said Notley should have shown more respect for the democratic process and waited to drop the writ until all candidates were named.

Notley's officials have said everyone knew that a byelection was coming and should have had candidates in place.

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