Quite the nomination battle brewing in the Conservative stronghold of Calgary Signal Hill where former Progressive Conservative MLA Ron Liepert is trying to unseat long-time incumbent Rob Anders. Anders is on the far right of the Conservative party and has not infrequently caused problems for party brass with his orangutan-like outbursts and behaviour.
Liepert’s more moderate in his views (one Anders’ supporter described him as being left of the NDP). And while head Conservative honcho Stephen Harper did endorse Anders the other day there’s apparently a move afoot in the constituency to dump him and install Liepert.
Anders isn’t going down without a fight. Although he’s been accused of going too far by making fraudulent calls to constituents in his riding pretending to be representing the Liepert campaign. You can read more on the alleged electoral misconduct, which recalls the Robocalls scandal arising out of the 2011 election, where high-ranking Conservative staffer Michael Sona faces trial in June, in this CBC report.