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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:49 PM

Provincial Conservative rift spreads to federal realm in Calgary Centre byelection

CALGARY — Six months after an acrimonious split between two conservative parties in Alberta played out in full public view during the provincial election, signs of the rift are now leaking out in the byelection campaign in Calgary Centre.

Conservative candidate Joan Crockatt won her party’s nomination vote more than two months ago, but with the Nov. 26 byelection looming, some Tories aren’t happy.

“I’m not sure they want the progressives in their party,” said Pat Moore, a longtime Conservative who is now supporting Liberal Harvey Locke.

Moore’s comments are noteworthy because past Conservative MPs in the inner-city riding — Harvie Andre, Joe Clark and Lee Richardson — all could count on the backing of Moore and her husband, prominent Calgary oilman Sherrold Moore.


There is an article from the G&M but I can't copy and paste the headline. It seems to have the Greens in a good position.

What better end of year Christmas present to Canada than a kick in the ass to the Conservative/Reform. Could get some of the old PC in the federal party breathing again and searching for those long knives.

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