MANITOBA

  • Riding: Churchill 
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    Niki Ashton

  • Candidate: Niki Ashton
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 26
  • Profession: Politics, ethics and business instructor at the University College of the North in Thompson and in Gillam/Fox Lake.
  • About: Has interned at the Canadian embassies in Vietnam and Greece, the Greek Embassy in London, England, and at the United Nations Development Program in Slovakia. She is vice-chairperson of the Thompson Crisis Centre and founder of the Hellenic Students Association of Manitoba.


  • Riding: Winnipeg South Centre 
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    Rachel Heinrichs

  • Candidate: Rachel Heinrichs
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 25
  • Profession: Currently pursuing a master’s degree in sociology at the University of Manitoba.
  • About: Member of the Manitoba Young New Democrats. Former vice-president for Advocacy at the University of Manitoba Students’ Union.


  • Riding: Winnipeg Centre 
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    Jessie Klassen

  • Candidate: Jessie Klassen
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 25
  • Profession: Co-ordinator for environmental not-for-profit group to promote green transportation options.
  • About: Interested in environmental issues including car-free living, composting and conservation.


  • Riding: Winnipeg South 
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    Sean Robert

  • Candidate: Sean Robert
  • Party: New Democratic party
  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Product consultant for the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
  • About: Former chair of the Manitoba NDP environment committee. Assistant captain on an ultimate frisbee team. Former lifeguard and swimming instructor.


  • Riding: Saint Boniface 
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    Matt Schaubroeck

  • Candidate: Matt Schaubroeck
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 19
  • Profession: Political science student at the University of Winnipeg
  • About: NDP candidate in the 2007 provincial election, coming second, with 30.74 per cent of the vote. Member of the University of Winnipeg board of regents, co-chair of the University of Winnipeg NDP campus club and former co-chair of the Manitoba Young New Democrats.


  • Riding: Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia 
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    Fiona Shiells

  • Candidate: Fiona Shiells
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 27
  • Profession: Assistant at Legislative building
  • About: Ran unsuccessfully in the 2007 provincial election for the riding of River Heights. Came third with 19.77 per cent of the vote. Past co-chair of Manitoba Young New Democrats.


  • Riding: Selkirk-Interlake 
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    Kevin Walsh

  • Candidate: Kevin Walsh
  • Party: Liberal party
  • Age: 29
  • Profession: Personal care worker
  • About: Graduated from Warren Collegiate in 1997. Experience working with people with intellectual disabilities.


SASKATCHEWAN

  • Riding: Souris-Moose Mountain 
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    Raquel Fletcher

  • Candidate: Raquel Fletcher
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 20
  • Profession: Student at the University of Regina in the pre-journalism and the French Certificate program.
  • About: Co-founder and vice-president of the University of Regina NDP Club. Works as a City of Regina lifeguard and swimming instructor.


  • Riding: Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar 
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    Amber Jones

  • Candidate: Amber Jones
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Evironmental consultant for Northern EnviroSearch
  • About: Provincial leader of the Green party of Saskatchewan. Past experiences include teaching English as a second language in Moscow and working for  the University of Saskatchewan in the soil science department as a research technician. She is developing a year-round greenhouse project that will provide local produce to Saskatoon residents with minimal use of fossil fuels.


  • Riding: Blackstrap
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    Imre Pallagi

  • Candidate: Imre Pallagi
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 26
  • Profession: Sociology major at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • About: Served on the University of Saskatchewan's students' union sustainability board 2007-2008.


  • Riding: Saskatoon-Humboldt 
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    Karen Parhar

  • Candidate: Karen Parhar
  • Party: Liberal party
  • Age: 29
  • Profession: Working on her PhD thesis specializing in criminal psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, and works as a lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • About: Ran unsuccessfully for the Liberals in Saskatoon Silver Springs riding for 2007 provincial election, coming third with 8.63 per cent of the vote. Has worked as a producer with a local film company and with local groups such as the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.


  • Riding: Regina-Qu'Appelle 
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    Andrew Scheer

  • Candidate: Andrew Scheer
  • Party: Conservative party
  • Age: 29
  • Profession: Incumbent and insurance broker
  • About: Elected in 2004 and 2006 elections.


  • Riding: Palliser 
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    Larissa Shasko

  • Candidate: Larissa Shasko
  • Party: Green  party
  • Age: 26
  • Profession: Political science student at the University of Regina
  • About: Ran unsuccessfully for the Greens in this riding in the 2006 federal election, coming fourth with 3.41 per cent of the vote. Also ran unsuccessfully for the Greens in the 2007 provincial election, for the Moose Jaw-Wakamow riding, coming fifth with 2.27 per cent of the vote.


  • Riding: Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar
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    Kevin Stricker

  • Candidate: Kevin Stricker
  • Party: Libertarian party
  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Works at a custom software company.
  • About: Member of the Libertarian party's ethics committee. Volunteer lighting and sound operator with the No No's Improv Comedy troupe.


  • Riding: Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre
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    Nicolas Stulberg

  • Candidate: Nicolas Stulberg
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Political science student at the University of Regina.
  • About:  Ran in for the Green party in the Regina Qu'Appelle Valley riding in the 2007 Saskatchewan provincial election, coming fourth with 1.23 per cent of the vote.


  • Riding: Wascana
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    George Wooldridge

  • Candidate: George Wooldridge
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 27
  • Profession: Assistant grocery store manager, hotel front desk supervisor and runs a transportation consulting engineering company from home.
  • About: Member of the Prairie chapter of the non-profit transportation group, Transport 2000 Canada, 1996-2007.


ALBERTA

  • Riding: Yellowhead 
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    Melissa Brade

  • Candidate: Melissa Brade
  • Party: Canadian Action Party
  • Age: 29
  • Profession: Stay-at-home mother
  • About: Has worked in road construction surveys and bartending. Interests lie in anti-nuclear foundations and environmental issues.


  • Riding: Calgary East
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    Nathan Coates

  • Candidate: Nathan Coates
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 27
  • Profession: Heavy-duty mechanic.
  • About: Regular volunteer at Edmonton's Bissell Centre, Vancouver's Carnegie Centre and Calgary's Drop-in Centre.


  • Riding: Yellowhead
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    Mohamed El-Rafih

  • Candidate: Mohamed El-Rafih
  • Party: Liberal party
  • Age: 24
  • Profession: Runs his own tutoring business.
  • About: Member of the Calgary Youth Justice Committee since 2001.

  • Riding: Calgary Centre 
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    Tyler Kinch

  • Candidate: Tyler Kinch
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 21
  • Profession: Graphic designer
  • About: Former member of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s student legislative council.


  • Riding: Edmonton-Sherwood Park
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    Brian Labelle

  • Candidate: Brian Labelle
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 30
  • Profession: Youth and family worker.
  • About: Past national chairperson of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, past chair of the Alberta Youth Council. Volunteer with the Partners for Youth Outreach Society.


  • Riding: Calgary Centre-North
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    Jason McNeil

  • Candidate: Jason McNeil
  • Party: Libertarian party
  • Age: 27
  • Profession: Small business owner and a signal operator in the Canadian Forces Communication Reserves.
  • About: Joined the Canadian Forces Communication Reserves in 2003.


  • Riding: Westlock-St. Paul
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    Aden Murphy

  • Candidate: Aden Murphy
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 20
  • Profession: Third-year political science student at the University of Alberta.
  • About: Member of the University of Alberta's students' union.


  • Riding: Calgary West 
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    Teale Phelps-Bondaroff

  • Candidate: Teale Phelps-Bondaroff
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 22
  • Profession: Student at the University of Calgary
  • About: Ran unsuccesfuly in the 2006 federal election, coming fourth, with  8.29  per cent of the vote. Active member of the University of Calgary students' union.


  • Riding: Fort McMurray-Athabasca 
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    Shawn Reimer

  • Candidate:  Shawn Reimer
  • Party: Independent
  • Age: 18
  • Profession: First-year social studies and political science student at Keyano College.
  • About: Interests lie in increasing the voter turnout for 18-24-year-olds and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through activism.


  • Riding: Fort McMurray - Athabasca
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    Dylan Richards

  • Candidate: Dylan Richards
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 29
  • Profession: Pastor
  • About: President of the Athabasca Arts Alliance. Volunteered for the National Addictions Awareness Week and the Athabasca Prevention of Relationship Violence Action Committee.


  • Riding: Calgary West 
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    Kirk Schmidt

  • Candidate: Kirk Schmidt
  • Party: Independent
  • Age: 26
  • Profession: IT analyst
  • About: Volunteer for the Calgary Youth Justice Society and the SHARP Foundation (Society Housing AIDS/HIV Restricted Persons).


  • Riding: Westlock - St. Paul 
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    Brian Storseth

  • Candidate: Brian Storseth
  • Party: Conservative party
  • Age: 30
  • Profession: Incumbent
  • About: Elected in 2006.


  • Riding: Calgary Nose Hill
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    Stephanie Sundberg

  • Candidate: Stephanie Sundberg
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 22
  • Profession: Community shuttle operator for Calgary Transit and political science student at the University of Calgary.
  • About: Former member of the Calgary Roundup Band, the Calgary Stetson Show Band and the Calgary Stampede Show Band.


  • Riding: Wild Rose 
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    Jenn Turcott

  • Candidate: Jenn Turcott
  • Party: Liberal party
  • Age: 24
  • Profession: Community assistant for the Office of the Alderman in the City of Calgary’ s Municipal Politics office.
  • About: Active member of the Wild Rose federal Liberal riding association for the pas t three years. Pastimes include snowboarding, hiking and biking.


  • Riding: Peace River 
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    Christopher Warkentin

  • Candidate: Christopher Warkentin
  • Party: Conservative party
  • Age: 29
  • Profession: Incumbent
  • About: Elected in the 2006 election. Since the age of 18 has been involved in the Reform party, the Canadian Alliance and now the Conservative party of Canada.


NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

  • Riding: Western Arctic 
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    Sam Gamble

  • Candidate: Sam Gamble
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 30
  • Profession: Transportation planner at the Department of Transportation
  • About: Has run his own consulting business and managed Yellowknife’s Centre Square Mall. His interests include reading, camping and training for triathlons.