Calgary-Glenmore vote today

Voters in Calgary will decide today whether a provincial riding thathas been Tory blue for four decades will be changing colours.

Voters in Calgary will decide today whether a provincial riding that has been Tory blue for four decades will be changing colours.

Calgary-Glenmore has been held by the governing Progressive Conservatives since the late 1960s. A by-election was called when former deputy premier Ron Stevens resigned prior to his appointment as an Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench justice.

The Alberta Liberals chose Avalon Roberts to represent them. The Tory candidate will be Calgary alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart, while the Wild Rose Alliance will field former leader Paul Hinman. Eric Carpendale will represent the NDP and Len Skowronski the Social Credit.

Calgary-based political scientist Keith Brownsey says the riding will probably stay Tory blue, but bubbling discontent over the Alberta government's handling of the economic crisis could lead to an upset.

“I don't think there's much there to indicate that the Conservatives will lose.”