The BQ, who looks like they won't prop up the Tories as some had thought, say they have "nominated candidates in 67 out of Quebec's 75 ridings". Of course, as Alice from Pundits Guide has pointed out, a party's definition of nominated can differ from the legal definition, so the 67 number probably means a combination of including all incumbants who are running again, already nominated candidates, active nomination races, and identified nomination candidates.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May will face off against Victoria resident and past NDP/Green provincial candidate Stuart Hertzog for the Saanich-Gulf Island nomination on Sept. 19th. Liberals will pick a candidate on the 12th, while the NDP, who have yet to have names publically come forward, will nominate in October.
News of a candidate not running in Northern Ontario, as 2008 Tory candidate Richard Neumann is taking a pass at Thunder Bay – Rainy River.
A few days after incumbant NDP MP Irene Mathyssen was re-nominated, a Liberal challenger has emerged, with London city councillor Roger Caranci annoucing he will be going for the Liberal nomination in London-Fanshawe. The article is chock full of London-area news for every party that I hadn't seen before.
For the Conservatives, Susan Truppe, director of sales and marketing at a London hotel has filled papers for London North Centre, with lawyer Chris Tochar considering a run. For the NDP, Peter Ferguson will probably seek the NDP nomination again in London West. And for the Liberals, Ken Filson and Emery Huszka will duke it out for the Chatham-Kent-Essex nomination.
The Liberals will need to get a new candidate in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, as former MP Gilbert Barrette, (elected in a 2003 by-election before being defeated in 2004, Barrette also ran in 2008) has expressed a desire to move on from politics. The riding has had been an interesting one over the years, going from Creditiste stronghold (being held by Réal Caouette from 1962 to 1976, and then an additional few years by his son Gilles), then going Liberal for a term in the 80's before the Mulroney PC's picked it up, but not without a strong challenge from NDP star candidate and future Parti Quebecois cabinet minister Remy Trudel who came within 4,000 votes of winning the seat in 1988, then breaking BQ with the exception of Barrette's by-election victory.