In a few weeks, Calgary Centre will play host to one of the country’s three by-elections. The seat has been held by a right-leaning candidate since it was created in the sixties, so in theory, it should be an easy win Joan Crockatt.
Except that the centre of Calgary has changed over the past few years and right now, a Green candidate is making a serious run for the seat. For reals.I get that Calgary politics wouldn’t be of interest to everyone, but I decided to write about it for this week’s column. It’s really fascinating to see what could be a close battle. Or maybe it won’t be close at all. That is what is both amazing and terrifying about social media, you never really know what’s actually happening.
I’ve gotten a couple of emails today congratulating me on endorsing the Green candidate Chris Turner, which is not something I actually think I did. This week’s Metro column is more about it being interesting that, for once, there might be competition for Calgary Centre. The fact that it’s a Green candidate just makes it that much more compelling.