Calgary, the rock-ribbed heartland of Canadian conservatism, the spawning ground of Stephen Harper, elected this guy (CBC Calgary) as its mayor.

Right. (Calgary Herald)

A 38-year-old policy wonk, university professor, of east Indian descent, Muslim who chose purple as his campaign color and whose residents have a hard time pronouncing his name.

Don’t they SHOOT people like him in Calgary?

All kidding aside, here’s his campaign website.

I guess this is also the best time to salute another Calgarian — or at least ex-Calgarian as she’s now moved to Montreal, Kara Keith, with her old band Falconhawk.