A Priddis man, who describes himself as a Libertarian and has run unsuccessfully in three provincial elections for right wing parties, won't be running for the NDP in next year's provincial election.

Activist and Blogger Cory Morgan submitted his papers to Elections Alberta to run as the NDP Candidate for the Banff-Kananaskis riding, but was "not accepted by the party."

Morgan says the ruling NDP don't appear to want to have a lot of open nominations.

"If you scroll through there, there's not a heck of a lot of contested one's actually. But I never got to the point where I got the chance to make my case as to why I should be able to run for their nomination. It was just rejected out of hand. I guess they just didn't like what they saw when they Googled me."

Morgan says he wanted to make a point, saying the system is flawed and people aspiring for nominations do not always reflect the party's their running for.

"I think I've made that point. I've noticed on Twitter even the UCP account when the NDP has been demanding apologies from Jason Kenney for the actions of people who have signed up for the UCP on the online thing. They've returned with saying, well, uh, we demand an apology from Rachel Notley for Cory Morgan, because he's obviously reflecting you."

Morgan says he's shown what he calls a flaw in the nomination process through Election Alberta.

"Anybody can fill out a form, add a CFO (Chief Financial Officer), send it to Elections Alberta and you will suddenly show up on a website as being a nomination contestant for that party, whether you reflect that party's view's or not or whether you're realistic or not. That's been used as a tool to hammer party's other than the NDP for people who have registered to unwitting party's, not knowing who's coming up the pipe. I thought well, I'll give them a taste of their own medicine."

Morgan ran in 2001 as an Independent in the Banff-Cochrane riding, in 2004 for the Separatist Party of Alberta here the Highwood Riding, and again in 2008 for the Wildrose Alliance in Calgary-Mountain View.

 

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