In the voting down below, we are one vote shy of 100 after barely a day of polling. Good to see the interest!!
There was some complaint that Bernard Lord is not on the list. As I explained, that is largely because of a technical limitation with the poll but also because as incumbents are excluded and he has barely left office I didn't bother to shop around for another polling provider. If sufficient folks comment asking for him to be in, I'll add him as a bye in round 2.
Preliminary polls are now open in New Brunswick (obviously), and also in Ontario. Perhaps anxious to get their polls closed first for a change, the actual vote has begun in British Columbia. Candidates are being nominated in Prince Edward Island. Watch Calgary Grit to see others as they come online.
PLEASE NOTE my qualifying poll will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 20. Not long thereafter, we'll move into voting for the real prize.