The race for Calgary Centre -

The race for Calgary Centre


Kady O’Malley tallies the candidates, while Colin Horgan looks at the Conservative race.

The political right in Alberta is “coming out of a provincial election that was very acrimonious,” he says, referring to the split between the ruling PCs – newly led by Premier Alison Redford who was seen by many in the Conservative party as being too left wing – and the more extreme Wildrose, backed (albeit fairly quietly) by much of the federal Conservative caucus and staffed by a number of former federal party employees … “Will that split manifest itself on the federal level? I’m not the only person who’s speculated this, but there could be a split in a Conservative nomination race, and Calgary Centre is the first Conservative nomination race to happen after the provincial election,” Cournoyer says.

See previously: Could someone other than a Conservative win Calgary Centre?