Conservative MP Rob Anders on the rocks

Controversial Calgary West Tory loses a key riding association battle

Famous primarily for his vote in Parliament against making Nelson Mandela an honorary citizen of Canada—the only MP to do so, he called the South African statesman a “communist and a terrorist”—Rob Anders has more recently been pretty quiet in the House. He may now go silent entirely, as the latest attempts to oust him from his Calgary West fiefdom begin to look promising. Corporate lawyer Donna Kennedy-Glans, who during last year’s federal elections reported Anders had told her Canadian diplomatic and humanitarian efforts should work towards making the world speak English and believe in Jesus Christ, has managed to stack the riding association board with her supporters. In a couple of months, Kennedy-Glans will try to drum up support for a new nomination race, which under federal party rules requires that two-thirds of constituency members vote for a contest.

Calgary Herald

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