Voters choose whether to overthrow four decades of Tory in Calgary byelection

CALGARY - Voters head to the polls in Calgary today for a byelection in a riding that has seen nearly four decades of Tory rule.


CALGARY - Voters head to the polls in Calgary today for a byelection in a riding that has seen nearly four decades of Tory rule.

The Calgary-Glenmore riding has been held by the Progressive Conservatives since 1971.

The seat became vacant last May when former deputy premier Ron Stevens resigned prior to his appointment as an Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice.

Former Calgary Alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart is running for the Tories.

She's being challenged by psychiatrist Avalon Roberts for the Liberals and Paul Hinman, former leader of the Wildrose Alliance, among others.

Political observers say the seat is likely to stay Tory blue, but bubbling discontent over the way the government has handled the economic crisis could potentially cause an upset.

 
 
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